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Cover Version, the album, collects all the material issued on the limited edition Cover Version singles series released between 2003-2010. The 12 tracks comprise six Steven Wilson originals and six covers and provide an essential insight into both Wilson's musical taste and his evolution as a solo artist.

In March 2003 Steven Wilson released Cover Version, a limited edition 2 track CD single. This was the first piece to be released under Wilson's own name (following an illustrious career as a member of Porcupine Tree and No-Man, and recording under various guises such as IEM and Bass Communion), and comprised completely solo performances, stripped back to acoustic guitar, piano and voice.

The single was made up of one cover version, along with one new, original composition. Replicating this format, over the next seven years, Wilson released a further five singles as part of the series.

Each of the CD singles were strictly limited. The final release (Cover Version VI) came in a special box housing all six CDs, with artwork designed by Carl Glover and a booklet of portraits of Steven by Hajo Mueller. Subsequently, an even more limited run of 7" singles were also pressed. Inevitably, as Wilson's popularity has grown - both through his work with Porcupine Tree and his hugely successful solo career - these long deleted releases have become much sought-after by collectors.

Cover Version, the album, re-packages this intriguing part of Wilson's career for a new generation of listeners.

Steven Wilson’s cover of ABBA’s 'The Day Before You Came' can be heard on the latest episode of the Kscope Podcast, listen below (for this and previous podcasts check out the podcast page):

Pressed on double heavyweight (180g) vinyl, the gatefold artwork has been 'remixed' from the box design by Carl Glover.

A CD and Digital release will be released on 30th June 2014

The album tracklist is as follows;

A
Thank You
The Day Before You Came
A Forest

B
The Guitar Lesson
Sign ‘o’ The Times
Lord Of The Reedy River

C
Moment I Lost
Please Come Home
Four Trees Down

D
The Unquiet Grave
Well You’re Wrong
An End to End

Order the Vinyl from the Kscope Store: bit.ly/1maNOEN
Pre-order the CD: bit.ly/1kpVXJA
Pre-order from iTunes: smarturl.it/SW_Cover_Version
More info on Steven Wilson: bit.ly/XhHnHA
More Steven Wilson videos: bit.ly/1654n3g

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Steven has become known for the high standard of his production and is a sought-after mixer and producer. Artists he has worked with in this capacity include the Norwegian artist Anja Garbarek, Yoko Ono, and Swedish progressive-metal band Opeth for whom he produced three albums. More recently Wilson has become known for his 5.1 Surround Sound mixes – the 2007 Porcupine Tree album Fear of a Blank Planet was nominated for a


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Steven has become known for the high standard of his production and is a sought-after mixer and producer. Artists he has worked with in this capacity include the Norwegian artist Anja Garbarek, Yoko Ono, and Swedish progressive-metal band Opeth for whom he produced three albums. More recently Wilson has become known for his 5.1 Surround Sound mixes – the 2007 Porcupine Tree album Fear of a Blank Planet was nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Mix For Surround Sound’ category. The album was also voted #3 album of the year by Sound And Vision, which recently named Fear of a Blank Planet the second best 5.1 recording of all time. Steven is now working on several other surround sound projects, including remixing the King Crimson back catalogue. Other projects include Blackfield, a collaboration with Israeli megastar Aviv Geffen which has now produced two acclaimed albums, and Steven’s drone / ambient / experimental outlet Bass Communion.

In 2003 Wilson quietly started to release music under his own name for the first time, in the form of a series of two track CD singles on his own label Headphone Dust, each one featuring a cover version and an original SW song. The choice and treatment of the cover versions was unpredictable, with the first five featuring songs by Alanis Morissette, Abba, The Cure, Momus, and Prince. Stylistically these cover versions allowed Wilson to expand his musical pallete into everything from electronica, noise music, and stripped down acoustic balladry. This led to his decision to record his first solo album of original music.

Between January and August of 2008, Steven began recording material that would comprise this album which is titled Insurgentes. Comprising 10 new tracks that range from ballads and anthems to all-out industrial noise assaults, the dark, cinematic, and richly textured disc represents two years’ worth of creative output and numerous recording sessions worldwide in studios from Mexico City to Japan to Israel. The whole process was visually documented by film-maker Lasse Hoile, and the work in progress Insurgentes film features footage of the recording sessions, surreal sequences, and interviews with Wilson and many other musicians about what it means to be a musician in the age of iPods and download culture.

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