Swedish progressive rock innovators Pain of Salvation have recently announced their much anticipated acoustic album, “Falling Home”, to be released in Europe on November 10th, 2014 and on January 13th, 2015 in North America via the band’s longtime label partner InsideOutMusic.
A first track off “Falling Home” is now being launched promotionally on the website of UK’s Prog Magazine. Check out the acoustic version of “Linoleum” here: http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2014-10-16/pain-of-salvation-offer-linoleum-stream
Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw has checked in about the release as follows:
“Damn, it will be so nice finally to have this album see the light of day in a context larger than my head, our rehearsing room and a multitude of work computers and hard drives in selected homes. It has been a long time, and the road to release has been very complicated and unexpected, including finding myself in hospital for four entire months after a close call with flesh eating bacteria. Who would have guessed as we set out to record a quick little acoustic something all those many months ago in what seems like another lifetime by now? On the other hand, it has turned this album into so much more than we ever expected it to be. I find the term “acoustic album” very misleading. This album is as bold a statement as any of our albums, and will in the same way offer laughter, tears, surprises and challenges. If it’s not original, if it’s not uncompromisingly passionate, then it’s not Pain of Salvation.”
And Gildenlöw commented about the track “Linoleum” in particular as follows:
“I love the versatility of this animal, and I keep dragging it into different contexts to see how it will adapt and respond. In other words, this track was a given when we started discussing an acoustic project, and probably the first one I sat down with to rearrange. I have always loved to play around with the emotional spectrum of suppressed rage in music and lyrics, and making this song acoustic called for even higher levels of challenge when it came to finding that perfect balance of dialed down subtlety and sudden bursts of emotional display. I love how it came out in the end. An agile predator. Let’s invent a word today: Pantheresque.“
“Falling Home” is a very special album, which contains reimagined versions of favourite catalogue-songs, two cover versions (“Holy Diver” by Dio and “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed) and a brand new song (The title track, “Falling Home”). Here is the track-listing for the standard version of the release:
Pain of Salvation – “Falling Home”:
03. To The Shoreline
04. Holy Diver
06. Chain Sling
07. Perfect Day
08. Mrs. Modern Mother Mary
09. Flame To The Moth
11. Falling Home
Next to the Jewel Case CD and the Digital Download formats, “Falling Home” will be also available in Europe as limited edition Digipak CD with expanded artwork and two bonustracks (“She Likes To Hide” and “King Of Loss”) and also as limited Gatefold LP version on 180gr. vinyl (On black vinyl, but also 200x copies on white vinyl exclusively from the IOM Webshop).
The pre-order for “Falling Home” has now started from the InsideOut Shop here:
In related news, InsideOutMusic has recently released Pain of Salvation’s classic albums “The Perfect Element Part I” from 2000 and “Remedy Lane” from 2002 in the LP format for the very first time ever. The limited coloured vinyl editions were quickly sold out, but you can still obtain the Gatefold 2-LP (Plus bonus CD!) in the classic black vinyl versions here: http://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Pain_Of_Salvation/20854
Pain of Salvation’s latest album release, “Road Salt Two”, managed to enter the official national charts upon release in Autumn of 2011 in the following European countries: Sweden at # 24, The Netherlands at # 82, Finland at # 31, and Norway at # 51 in its second week (first week was at # 94).
More details on “Falling Home” will be available soon...
Pain of Salvation Line-Up 2014:
Daniel Gildenlöw - lead vocals, acoustic guitars
Ragnar Zolberg - acoustic guitars, vocals
Léo Margarit - drums, vocals
Daniel D2 Karlsson - rhodes, organs, vocals
Gustaf Hielm - acoustic basses, upright bass, vocals
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