The Pineapple Thief have been on a slowly evolving journey from neo-prog into pop driven experimental rock, and their evolution continues with their 2020 release “Versions of the Truth.” The band has been led by post-progressive mastermind Bruce Soord and now is reinforced by drummer extraordinaire Gavin Harrison (formerly with Porcupine Tree). The album creates a conceptual progression from their prior album Dissolution and is a contemplation on our 'post truth' world, with lyrics that tackles a more personal reflection on how there can be more than one 'version of the truth', and further reflect on the impact it can have on our lives and the people that we love.
Rounding out the Pineapple Thief is bassist Jon Sykes and keyboard player Steve Kitch. Recording started at Bourne Place in London and Soord Studios out in Yeovil with engineering handled by Bruce Soord and Gavin Harrison, with mastering by Steve Kitch. For high resolution audio enthusiasts, the album is available in a few different editions, including: A number of Vinyl versions, bundled and unbundled in either clear or black vinyl; standalone CD edition, and of course of most interest to surround sound fans the standalone or bundled Blu-ray editions featuring the album and bonus material in 96kHz / 24-bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound mix and 96kHz / 24-bit hi-res stereo audio plus the music video for Demons. There is also a deluxe edition with 2 CDs, the first containing the album and the second containing bonus music including new album session track The Swell and 7 alternative mixes, plus both a DVD and Blu-ray disc.
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Scheduled for release September 11, 2020.
Blu-ray 96kHz / 24-bit 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround and 2.0 stereo. Also available bundled or standalone on CD and Vinyl.
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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.