‘Ever’, the hugely popular IQ album that saw the return of vocalist Peter Nicholls to the fold in the early nineties, turned 25 in 2018. To mark this occasion GEP released a special ‘definitive’ 3 disc edition of the album featuring an all new 2018 remix by Michael Holmes.
Presented in an 8 panel digipak format with a 40 page booklet, the package includes extra material on the first disc, along with newly recorded live versions of the whole album on disc 2. Disc 3 (DVD) contains a surround sound mix of the studio album plus a surround mix of the live material, along with over 2 hours of ‘further listening’ files comprising album demos, studio outtakes, rehearsal tapes and unused ideas. All in all disc 3 contains nearly 4 hours of music.
The 40 page booklet is packed with lots of contemporary photos, stories and memories from the time and features contributions from all band members of 1992.
Disc 1 (CD):
The Darkest Hour, Fading Senses, Out of Nowhere, Further Away, Leap of Faith, Came Down. Bonus tracks: Came Down – The Solos that got away, Lost in Paradise.
Disc 2 (CD):
Recorded live at the Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany, 10 February 2018): Intro/The Darkest Hour, Fading Senses, Leap of Faith, Came Down, Further Away, Out of Nowhere.
Disc 3 (DVD):
Ever 2018 Remix 5.1 Surround Sound Mix
Ever Live at the Colos-Saal 5.1 Surround Sound Mix
Album Demos: The Darkest Hour, Fading Senses, Unholy Cow (Out of Nowhere, Further Away Intro, Further Away Complete, Leap of Faith, Came Down.
Studio Outtakes: Darkest Hour, Fading Senses, Out of Nowhere, Further Away, Leap of Faith, Came Down.
Unused Ideas: Waltzy Song, Echo Song, The Blues Riff, Bassy Track, Guitar Thing, Quiety Demo, Some Chordage, Monks.
Rehearsals: The Darkest Hour (Pt. 2) , Fading Senses - Jamming The Riff, Fading Senses #2, Unholy Cow (Developed) , Further Away - Jamming The Riff, Further Away - Arrangement, Came Down - Different Intro, Sad Chords.
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