UK prog-metallers PORCUPINE TREE are set to release a brand new edition of their long out of print 2000 album Lightbulb Sun next month.
Along with Recordings (also due for reissue later this year) the album is the missing part of the band's discography. It contains the original studio versions of favorites such as 'Shesmovedon', 'Russia On Ice', 'Hatesong', and 'Feel So Low', and has been lavishly revamped into a definitive two disc set. Disc one is a CD containing a pristine remix / remaster of the album, while disc two is a DVDA (playable on any DVD player) containing the album remixed into 5.1 surround sound (in DVDA and DTS versions), as well as a 24 bit high resolution version of the stereo mix, and the original 2000 mix/master. Also included are 5.1 mixes of bonus tracks 'Disappear', 'Buying New Soul', and 'Cure For Optimism', which were recorded during the same sessions. This is the definitive version of one of the essential albums in the Porcupine Tree catalogue.
The album will be officially released on April 21st through KScope/Snapper, but is available to pre-order now from the Porcupine Tree store
. These pre-orders will ship two weeks earlier. The band commented: "Please note that due to the very weak dollar we are unable to compete with prices at US retail outlets like Amazon, so to make savings on both the price and the shipping costs we do suggest that US customers wait until the album is officially released."