Steven Wilson is at it again! Not only does he create astounding music on a personal level, but he is a master at refreshing a classic album from the past.

Ask ELP. King Crimson (Beat is coming!). Caravan.

And/Or Jethro Tull. Hawkwind.

And/Or Tears for Fears. Simple Minds.

Or Yes. Gentle Giant. Steve Hackett.

Ask XTC.

Ask any of their fans that have appreciated the work that Steven Wilson has invested in creating stunning audio of their classic albums. I’m still in awe at the work he’s done on Relayer (Yes). I’m even more at awe of the amount of music included within the Blu-ray Audio version of that title.

XTC Oranges And Lemons

Previously, Steven Wilson has delivered two XTC classics, Drums And Wires (1979, 2014 – SW mix), and Nonsuch (1992, 2013 – SW mix), complete with 5.1 surround and high resolution quality sound. It was recently announced that he will be releasing the newly remixed Oranges And Lemons (1989) in his usually stunning remix package that will include newly remixed Stereo and 5.1 Surround, and a host of other audio greatness. Here’s the rundown:

Oranges and Lemons 5.1 Surround mix in 24bit/96khz available in LPCM and DTS HD MA
– a new stereo album mix in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio
– instrumental versions of all new stereo mixes in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio
– a flat transfer of the original stereo album mix in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio
– 2 separate sets of demo & work tape sessions showing the evolution of the album & associated recordings
– 1 set of pre-recording rehearsals, promos & ID links for radio stations & record companies
– a collection of single mixes & XTC’s version of Captain Beefheart’s ‘Ella Guru’
– promo films for “The Mayor of Simpleton” (3 versions), “King for a Day” & “The Road to Oranges & Lemons” rarely seen home-made film by the band explaining the album (& themselves!) to Geffen Records USA.

Presented in special packaging with expanded booklet & sleeve-notes by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding & Dave Gregory.

Oranges and Lemons was completed with active input by Andy Partridge.

Oranges And Lemons is scheduled for release on October 16.

It should be noted that Steven Wilson is currently working on another, as yet undisclosed Yes classic (I hope it to be either Fragile or Going For The One, although I’m betting it will be Time And A Word). He is also working on two undisclosed Steve Hackett titles, and the first Roxy Music album.


By MARowe