NewsDecember 7, 2015 3:22 PM ET2,103 views

Opeth to release anniversary double album

Official press release: The End Records and Music For Nations are pleased to announce the release of Opeth's Deliverance & Damnation double album to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary year. Though originally written and recorded together, the sessions were split and released separately in 2002 and 2003. This historic moment marks the first time the album is presented as a complete piece, to be available in digital and physical formats on January 1, 2016. The commemorative four-disc bookset features a 2CD and 2DVD-A A5 Digipack with 28-page booklet, new stereo and 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson and Bruce Soord, artwork redesigned by original designer Travis Smith, as well as liner notes by Mikael Akerfeldt and Jerry Ewing of Prog. Akerfeldt comments, "Myself and Martin Mendez are very excited to see the re-release(s) of Deliverance and Damnation. The 5.1 surround mix for Damnation was done a while ago by my buddy and co-producer for both albums, Steven Wilson, and I've been itching to have it released as it's simply stunning! My new-ish friend, Bruce Soord, has done a fantastic remix for Deliverance, literally giving new life to the record and making me start loving it. Finally! It was with pure excitement I went through the tracks, discovering them again. I'm especially impressed with the sound of Martin Lopez's drums but also baffled by how wicked and strange this album is. I'm scratching my head wondering how the hell we came up with these songs. On top of everything, our old-time head of ART, Travis Smith, has touched up on the artwork having it looking great (bleak) too! Enjoy!" This essential release allows fans new and old to experience Deliverance & Damnation the way it should have always been - together. DISC 1 – Deliverance Original album, re-mastered stereo mixes 01. Wreath (Remixed) 02. Deliverance (Remixed) 03. A Fair Judgement (Remixed) 04. For Absent Friends (Remixed) 05. Master's Apprentices (Remixed) 06. By the Pain I See In Others (Remixed) DISC 2 – Damnation Original album, re-mastered stereo mixes 01. Windowpane (Remixed) 02. In My Time of Need (Remixed) 03. Death Whispered a Lullaby (Remixed) 04. Closure (Remixed) 05. Hope Leaves (Remixed) 06. To Rid the Disease (Remixed) 07. Ending Credits (Remixed) 08. Weakness (Remixed) DISC 4 - DVD-V Damnation Original album, 5.1 mixes 01. Windowpane (5.1 DVD-A Audio) 02. In My Time of Need (5.1 DVD-A Audio) 03. Death Whispered a Lullaby (5.1 DVD-A Audio) 04. Closure (5.1 DVD-A Audio) 05. Hope Leaves (5.1 DVD-A Audio) 06. To Rid the Disease (5.1 DVD-A Audio) 07. Ending Credits (5.1 DVD-A Audio) 08. Weakness (5.1 DVD-A Audio)

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