From the Official Steven Wilson Facebook Page:
Hi folks – so the free gift with the Insurgentes double DVD pre-order is almost certainly going to be a CD of archive SW material, pre-PT, pre-No-Man, pre-everything. When I was a teenager I was experimenting with all sorts of things, including songwriting, electronic music, psychedelic and progressive music..etc.. and made hours and hours of primitive recordings. Some of this fed in to the early PT cassette releases, but I’ve never actually tried to compile a whole disc of music from this era.
Normally I wouldn’t let any of this music out of the archive, since it’s pretty primitive and amateurish in many ways, but since the film talks about how I started to make music, and has a few clips of my early efforts, it seemed logical to extend this idea through to this bonus disc.
Please don’t expect anything of mind blowing musical quality of importance! Just a bit of historical context. I need to compile this when I get back from the current PT US tour, so I don’t know exactly how much music will be on there yet, but I hope at least 30-40 minutes or so. The original 2,000 copies of the disc that were going to have this free gift with them sold out very quickly, but now that we know that this archive CD will be the item in question I decided with Burning Shed to extend the offer for the bonus CD at least until the end of August. So please if you want this disc don’t wait until it’s too late and then get pissed at me that you have to pay silly money for it on eBay!
On that subject please note that there are currently 40 copies left of the Cover Version box set, and about 15 copies of the IEM box set left – neither of which will be repressed.
Sorry, I know it’s been an expensive year for SW related special editions, box sets…etc…but if it’s any consolation from October I don’t think there will be any releases for at least 6 months or so – after that 2011 should be all about new music.
It seems like we forgot to mention that the deluxe and highly limited 180 gram 2LP vinyl edition of SW’s IEM 1996-1999 album is now available. Sure to sell out very quickly of it’s 500 copy only run, it’s available now from Headphone Dust Mail Order, or from Burning Shed.
Also in stock at Headphone Dust Mail Order is the 2LP edition of the Theo Travis album “Slow Life”, which includes an 18 minute Bass Communion reconstruction on Side 4.
Other vinyl items that Headphone Dust have pretty much the last copies of are IEM “Arcadia Son”, Porcupine Tree “On the Sunday of Life…” and Blackfield “Blackfield” – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of these.