GRACE FOR DROWNING

SEPTEMBER 2011 // SECOND SOLO ALBUM

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ABOUT GRACE FOR DROWNING

Grace for Drowning is the second solo studio album by Steven Wilson, released by Kscope on 26 September 2011. The album received a nomination at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Surround Sound Album.

“‘Insurgentes’ was an important step for me into something new. ‘Grace for Drowning’ takes that as a starting point, but it’s more experimental and more eclectic. For me the golden period for music was the late sixties and early seventies, when the album became the primary means of artistic expression, when musicians liberated themselves from the 3 minute pop song format, and started to draw on jazz and classical music especially, combining it with the spirit of psychedelia to create “journeys in sound” I guess you could call them. So without being retro, my album is a kind of homage to that spirit. There’s everything from Ennio Morricone-esque film themes to choral music to piano ballads to a 23 minute progressive jazz –inspired piece. I’ve actually used a few jazz musicians this time, which is something I picked up from my work remixing the King Crimson records”

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CREDITS

Steven Wilson — keys (CD1 tracks 1–5 and 7 / CD2 1–5), guitars (CD1 tracks 2, 3, and 5 / CD2 tracks 1–5), autoharp (CD1 track 2 / CD2 tracks 1, 2, 5), bass guitar (CD1 tracks 2 and 5 / CD2 tracks 1 and 4), percussion (CD1 track 4 / CD2 track 4), piano (CD1 tracks 5–7 / CD2 tracks 4 and 5), gong (CD1 track 6), glockenspiel (CD1 track 7), programming (CD2 track 2), harmonium (CD2 tracks 4 and 5)
Jordan Rudess — piano (CD1 tracks 1 and 3 / CD2 track 4)
Theo Travis — saxophone (CD1 tracks 2, 4 and 7 / CD2 track 4), clarinet (CD1 track 3 and 7 / CD2 track 4), flute (CD1 track 7 / CD2 track 4)
Ben Castle — clarinet (CD1 track 2)
Nick Beggs — Chapman stick (CD1 tracks 2 and 7 / CD2 track 4), bass guitar (tracks CD1 tracks 4 and 7 / CD2 track 4)
Tony Levin — bass guitar (CD1 track 3 / CD2 track 5)
Steven Wilson — production, mixing
Pat Mastelotto — additional production, electronic drums on “No Part of Me” and “Index”
Dave Stewart — string & choir arrangements
Mat Collis — engineering
Paschal Byrne — mastering
Lasse Hoile — photography, film director
Bettina Ejlersen — photography assistant
Carl Glover — art director
Ray Shulman — Blu-ray authoring

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