DEVIN TOWNSEND – in arrivo “Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv”
Written by Mike Bertoli on April 28, 2018
Il 22 settembre 2017 il mastermind canadese Devin Townsend ha tenuto uno show speciale con il suo DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT all’Ancient Roman Theatre di Plovdiv, Bulgaria, per celebrare il ventesimo anniversario del suo album “Ocean Machine”. L’album è stato eseguito interamente assieme ad altri brani richiesti dai fan, il tutto accompagnato dalla State Opera Orchestra di Plovdiv. Il concerto è stato filmato e il 6 luglio 2018 vedrà la luce su InsideOutMusiccon il titolo di “Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv”.
“Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv” sarà disponibile in limited deluxe 3CD/2DVD/Blu-Ray artbook (con note di copertina dello stesso Devin e un documentario, “Reflecting The Chaos”), Special Edition 3CD/DVD Digipak, Blu-Ray e in digitale.
Di seguito disponibile artwork, tracklist e preorder:
- By Your Command
- Bad Devil
- A Simple Lullaby
- Deep Peace
- Seventh Wave
- Hide Nowhere
- 3 A.M.
- Voices in the Fan
- The Death of Music
- Things Beyond Things
Devin comments: “Plovdiv and this live package represents a lot to me, it signifies the end of one era, and the celebration of another. Amidst a gruelling touring year, this show came together with much blood, sweat, and tears, and the result is the culmination of many aspects of my work on one stage.
Ocean machine was released 20 years ago, and though Marty (drums) is no longer with us, I was able to finally perform the album in its entirety with the original bassist John ‘Squid’ Harder on this night. On a cold evening in an old city in the ancient theatre, many lifelong milestones came to a conclusion on this night and I’m exceptionally proud of it.
I am currently writing, writing, and writing some more for the next stage of my life and work, and the team of individuals who contributed to this project, from the musicians in the band and orchestra, to the crews locally and with this, management, artists, filmographers and most importantly, the audience… made this night a powerful and strangely bittersweet moment I am proud to have documented with this work.
This is a very special live recording of a very special night, and I hope you enjoy it as a monument to the things that inspired it all in the first place.
Love and light,
The first in a series of special vinyl boxes was also recently announced. ‘ERAS – Vinyl Collection Part 1’ compiles the albums ‘Ki’, ‘Addicted’, ‘Deconstruction’ & ‘Ghost’ in a sturdy box all on 180g heavyweight vinyl. You can pre-order your copy, including various coloured vinyl versions, now here:
Devin Townsend Project released the much acclaimed ‘Transcendence’ in late 2016, before embarking on one of their biggest world tours ever. This new live release marks the end of an era, as Devin Townsend Project was disbanded in early 2018 to pave the way for Devin to focus on numerous other creative, musical endeavours of which he is currently hard at work on.