Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson's 'The Raven that Refused to Sing (and Other Stories)' named ‘Album of the Year’ at Progressive Music Awards

Steven Wilson was awarded the prestigious album of the year award for his recent masterpiece The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) at the second annual Progressive Music Awards. The awards, organised by Prog magazine, were presented at a ceremony in London's Kew Gardens. Other winners on the night included Marillion (much of who's catalogue is available on Madfish, Kscope's sister label) who were named 'Band of the Year' and Family who won the inaugural 'Storm Thorgeson Grand Design Award' for the 14 CD career spanning boxset. More details on all the winners can be found here or go to The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) mini-site for more on the award winning album.  

 

 

'Pompeii' film trailer

Check out the trailer for a major new Sony Pictures film called Pompeii, which features the title song of The Raven that Refused to Sing.

 

 

‘The Watchmaker’ Live in Neu-Isenberg, Germany

An exclusive video of Steven Wilson’s ‘The Watchmaker’ recorded live in Neu-Isenberg, Germany on 23rd March 2013 is now available to view. The video was directed and edited by Bernhard Baran.

Performing with Steven are Adam Holzman – keyboards, Guthrie Govan – lead guitar, Marco Minnemann – drums, Nick Beggs – bass guitar / backing vocals and Theo Travis – flute / sax.

You can subscribe to Steven Wilson’s official YouTube channel here.

 

Record Store Day 2013

Luminol

As part of Record Store Day 2013, there was an exclusive 12″ picture disc single released. The release featured the demo versions of two tracks from the 'The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)' of tracks 'Luminol' and 'The Watchmaker'. These demo versions have never been available on vinyl before and will be pressed on a heavyweight (180g) picture disc. This release was strictly limited and only available from independent record stores that participated in Record Store Day.

Steven is also setting up daytime record store signing sessions in several cities, so looking forward to meeting many of you out there. Updates will be posted on www.stevenwilsonhq.com

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For more information and the full listing of RSD releases, go to: www.recordstoreday.co.uk

 

Slideshow of Steven Wilson's record signing at Love Music, Glasgow's Independent Record Store back in March 2013

For more information: www.lovemusicglasgow.com
Slideshow video by Trevor Gardiner

Watch the video on YouTube

 

Steven and his band rehearsing for the 2013 European & U.S. tours

Watch the video on Vimeo

 

Live dates
15/10/13 Bristol Colston Hall United Kingdom
17/10/13 Wolverhampton Civic Hall United Kingdom
18/10/13 Newcastle City Hall United Kingdom
20/10/13 London Royal Albert Hall

To buy tickets, visit: www.stevenwilsonhq.com/sw/tour-dates/

 

Album Reviews Trailer

Here is a round up reviews trailer for The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)

Watch the video on Vimeo

‘The breadth and scope of Raven represent Steven Wilson at the height of his creative powers, where surround sound music and mixing has reached a heretofore unheard aural apex. Our ever-searching ears are lucky to be consistently challenged and rewarded by this man’s muse.’
Sound & Vision, USA

‘A progressive masterpiece.’
Classic Rock, UK

‘The Raven That Refused To Sing is, aptly, magic.’
Metal Hammer 9/10, UK

‘Being at the beginning of 2013, this is not only the album of the year but for sure a new classic Prog album’
This Is Rock. Spain

‘The third solo effort from Steven Wilson consolidates not only his name and style. This is his possibly the best album of his whole career’
LH Magazin, 10/10 Album of the Month Spain

‘Ghost tales with the signature of Progressive Rock’s prominent genius again with a great album’
Portal Esquizofrenia, Spain

‘If you only buy one album for the rest of your life, buy this one!’
Eclipsed, 10/10 Album of the Month, Germany

‘Steven Wilson is the greatest Prog mastermind of his time!’
Visions – Album of the Month, Germany

’A hot canditate for 'Record Of The Year'!’
Rock Hard 9/10, Germany

‘…there remains nothing than saluting Mr. Wilson for the third time anyway.’
Slam 9/10, Germany

‘a most inspiring and innovative record will not be released in 2013′
Guitar 5/5, Germany

‘The Raven That Refused to Sing explodes into life with a stripped-down art-rock thud before morphing seamlessly into all manner of wildly evocative soundscapes, melodic crescendos and mellotron-drenched fever dreams… this album shows Wilson to be one of modern rock’s most cunning and soulful protagonists’
The Guardian 5/5, UK

 

Kscope Podcast - A Steven Wilson special

This episode features an extended, exclusive interview with Steven Wilson, direct from the rehearsal room where he and his band are preparing for the tour in support of 'The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories)'. Steven tells us about the writing process, his joy at the reception his new record is getting, and you can find out if we manage to ask him the most pompous question he’s been asked in his entire career…

Podcast also features tracks from the album
The Raven That Refused To Sing
The Holy Drinker

To sign up to the Kscope podcast on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kscop…id358966403?uo=6
To listen to previous podcasts: www.kscopemusic.com/podcast
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For more information on Kscope visit the label site at: www.kscopemusic.com

 

The Birthday Party (Ghost Story)

'The Birthday Party' ghost story, taken from the deluxe book edition of 'The Raven That Refused to Sing (and other stories)', accompanied by the instrumental version of 'The Watchmaker'.

 

Promo video for The Raven that Refused to Sing

Promo video for The Raven that Refused to Sing, from The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories), the new album by Steven Wilson, to be released on Kscope on 25th February.

Directed by Jessica Cope & Simon Cartwright
Produced by John Cope & Tom Kaye
Animated by Jessica Cope
Editing and special effects - Topher Holland
Additional animation - Simon Cartwright & William Powell
Storyboard - Simon Cartwright
Puppets & sets - Jessica Cope
Additional artwork & puppets - Simon Cartwright, Beth Jupe, Paul Davies, Alison Cross, Louise Smurthwaite
Based on a story by Steven Wilson & Hajo Müller
Special thanks to - Mackinnon & Saunders, Steven Wilson, Hajo Müller

 

 

Steven Wilson

Order your copy of The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories) from the Kscope store

The new album by Steven Wilson The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories) will be released on Kscope on 25th February. The album was written between January-July and recorded in Los Angeles in September with Steven's current band line up of Guthrie Govan - lead guitar, Nick Beggs - bass guitar, Marco Minnemann - drums, Adam Holzman - keyboards, Theo Travis - saxophone / flute, and engineered by legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons. The 6 tracks on the album are all based on stories of the supernatural, and the deluxe 4 disc edition comes in the form of a 128 page hardback book containing lyrics and ghost stories illustrated by Hajo Mueller. In addition to the deluxe edition there will be regular CD, CD/DVDV media book, Blu-Ray and 2LP vinyl editions, with the DVDV and Blu-ray editions featuring a 5.1 mix of the album and other bonus material.

The tour to promote the album starts on 1st March in Europe, and will continue throughout the rest of the year visiting many other countries, see confirmed dates on Steven's website.

Track listing:
1. Luminol (12.10) * see video below
2. Drive Home (7.37)
3. The Holy Drinker (10.13)
4. The Pin Drop (5.03)
5. The Watchmaker (11.43)
6. The Raven that Refused to Sing (7.57)

Order your copy of The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories) from the Kscope store

Stream and Download 'Luminol' from The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories) here

Studio film

Lasse Hoile put together some short films of Steven Wilson and his band recording the album in L.A., here's the guys recording 'The Holy Drinker'

Lasse Hoile put together some short films of Steven Wilson and his band recording the album in L.A., here's the guys recording 'Luminol'

 

Order your copy of The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories) from the Kscope store

 

Luminol (taken from the Get All You Deserve concert film)

Order your copy of The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories) from the Kscope store

Other Steven Wilson album sites

Steven Wilson

Grace for Drowning
Studio album
MINI SITE

Steven WIlson

Get All You Deserve
Concert film
MINI SITE

Steven Wilson

Insurgentes
Studio album and film
MINI SITE

 

 

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