ENCHANT, the Bay Area’s long-running Prog Rock institution, are soon to release “The Great Divide” via the band’s longtime label partner InsideOutMusic.
Here are the exact release dates for “The Great Divide” by country:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / FINLAND: Friday, September 26, 2014.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE:
Monday, September 29, 2014.
NORTH AMERICA / ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
SWEDEN: Wednesday, October 01, 2014.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, October 03, 2014.
“The Great Divide” is ENCHANT’s much anticipated 8th studio album and their first new recordings in almost ten years, following their acclaimed latest studio album “Tug Of War” in 2003 and the “Live At Last” double-album / live DVD release in 2004.
The album’s first full song sample, the track “Within An Inch” has just been launched online for you to check out via the website of UK’s Prog magazine.
Check it out here: http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2014-09-04/enchant-premiere-within-an-inch
ENCHANT’s Douglas A. Ott checked in with the following comment about the song:
"Within An Inch is a song about coming as close to death as possible without dying.
I was in a horrible accident when I was 20 years old and almost died when I was run over by a fork lift. This song is about that experience."
Most recently, an online video teaser featuring sound samples of various album songs was launched here: http://youtu.be/YPmloL5bfeA
A previous first online teaser can still be viewed here: http://youtu.be/_vwh95n2X0s
Here is the standard tracklisting of the album, which features a running time of 55 minutes:
ENCHANT – “The Great Divide”:
2. Within An Inch
3. The Great Divide
4. All Mixed Up
5. Transparent Man
6. Life In A Shadow
7. Deserve To Feel
8. Here And Now
“The Great Divide” will be released in Europe as CD and Digital Download, but also as special edition 2CD Mediabook version containing a bonus track (“Prognosticator”) as well as a ‘best of’ bonus disc (featuring 10 additional songs in 71 minutes of playing time) spanning the complete Enchant catalogue. A Gatefold 2LP version on 180gr. vinyl including the bonus track as well as the full album on a CD as bonus will be made available too.
All physical formats of the album (Including the strictly limited coloured version of the 2LP in a total of 100x copies) can be pre-ordered now from the InsideOutMusic webshop here: http://smarturl.it/thegreatdivideCMD
In related news, ENCHANT’s classic debut album “A Blueprint Of The World” from 1993 will be released for the first time ever on LP format (On both black or limited transparent blue 180 gr. vinyl) as of September 1st, 2014 via InsideOutMusic. European pre-orders can be made here: http://smarturl.it/enchantIOM
Keep your eyes and ears open for further details on “The Great Divide” coming soon…
A Blueprint Of The World – CD 1993
Wounded – CD 1996
Time Lost – CD 1997
Break – CD 1998
Juggling 9 Or Dropping 10 – CD 2000
Blink Of An Eye – CD 2002
Tug Of War – CD 2003
Live At Last – 2CD/2DVD 2004
The Great Divide – CD 2014
ENCHANT Line-Up 2014:
Ted Leonard - Lead vocals (Spock’s Beard / Thought Chamber)
Douglas A. Ott - Guitars and backing vocals
Ed Platt - Bass guitar and bass pedals
Bill Jenkins - Keyboards (Sound Of Contact / Thought Chamber)
Sean Flanegan - Drums (Cynthesis)