At the heart of Blackfield there is a musical collaboration that spans over 22 years, created by a deep friendship and brotherhood between its two members, Aviv Geffen and Steven Wilson. The duo has been working together intermittently for some two decades and has produced a body of work that is now being reissued in the limited edition album “An Accident of Stars: 2004-2017.” The music of Blackfield is characterized by a distinctive sound that could only have emerged from the collaboration of Geffen and Wilson.
Each artist was already an established rock vocalists, songwriters, producers, and multi-instrumentalists when they first began collaborating. Geffen remains one of Israel's most iconic and best-selling musicians, known for performing at stadium level in his home country. Wilson, on the other hand, had been leading the celebrated British rock band Porcupine Tree when he first caught Geffen's attention with his late '90s output. By 2010, Wilson had shifted into a solo career that has earned him a dedicated global following.
Kscope, the record label that Blackfield is signed to, has now released a collection of albums from the band's Kscope years. The collection includes the first five albums, a bonus disc featuring the band's previously unreleased performance at Paradiso, Amsterdam from 2011, a newly produced Blu-ray featuring all the albums in high resolution stereo and the 5.1 surround mixes from the three albums that were previously available on DVD and now are all included on a single Blu-ray. The deluxe book-set comes with a 64-page book that details the band's journey through interviews with both Geffen and Wilson, providing an insight into the beginnings and inner workings of their collaboration.
Geffen and Wilson view their Kscope years as a period of significant discovery, evolution, and accomplishment. The Blackfield albums showcase the duo's unique sound and the impressive songwriting and production skills of both Geffen and Wilson. Looking back at their collaboration, Wilson realizes how distinctive their sound is and how much of it could only have emerged from the two of them working together. Geffen, meanwhile, continues to produce songs that blow Wilson away, making Blackfield a special collaboration that has delivered some of the most memorable pop songs of recent times.
This 7-disc set is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide. For high resolution and surround enthusiasts who don’t have any of the surround versions, or are missing some of them, this is a set worthy of your consideration. Here is what is included:
CD1: Blackfield (2004)
cd2: Blackfield II (2007)
CD3: Welcome to My DNA (2011)
CD4: Blackfield IV (2013)
CD5: Blackfield V (2017)
CD6: Live DNA: Recorded at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 10th April 2011 (Previously unreleased)
Blu-ray: Blackfield Hi-Res + Live in N.Y. & Official Promo Videos.
Blackfield - 44.1kHz / 24-bit stereo mix.
Blackfield II - 44.1kHz / 24-bit stereo mix.
Welcome To My DNA - 96kHz / 24-bit stereo mix.
Blackfield IV - 5.1 Surround Sound & High Resolution 24-bit Stereo mixes.
Blackfield V - 5.1 Surround & Hi Resolution Stereo mixes
Live In NY - Visual Concert in 5.1 Surround & Stereo mixes.
Promo videos – ‘Blackfield’, ‘Pain’, ‘Hello’, ‘Jupiter’
Released March 31, 2023.
6 CD + 1 Blu-ray limited edition box set featuring high resolution stereo and surround mixes in different formats from 44.1kHz / 24-bit to 96kHz / 24-bit.
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About the Author
Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.