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Details on the deluxe hard back book edition of ‘To The Bone’

9th May 2017

To The Bone is due to be released on 18th August but is available now to pre-order in a variety of formats, including a special deluxe hard back 120 page book edition, which includes an exclusive full length CD of demos and unused songs, and a one-sided 7 inch vinyl single of a bonus instrumental song from the album sessions. Neither of these will be available anywhere else.

My fifth record is in many ways inspired by the hugely ambitious progressive pop records that I loved in my youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring and Tears for Fears’ Seeds of Love). Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the current era in which truth can apparently be a flexible notion, observations of the everyday lives of refugees, terrorists and religious fundamentalists, and a welcome shot of some of the most joyous wide-eyed escapism I’ve created in my career so far. Something for all the family!



120 page book designed by Rob Carmichael at Seen Studio. Features a 12,000 word journal written by US journalist Stephen Humphries, who interviewed Steven over a period of months during the writing and recording of the album. Also contains well over 100 Lasse Hoile photographs taken from the recording sessions and cover shoot, many of which are unique to this edition.

CD1: To the Bone – 11 track album (60 minutes)
CD2: To the Bone – demos and unused songs (55 minutes)

1. Ask Me Nicely – intro (1.42)
2. A Door Marked Summer (7.41)
3. Pariah – demo (4.58)
4. People Who Eat Darkness – demo (5.35)
5. Refuge – demo (4.59)
6. The Same Asylum as Before – demo (5.32)
7. Ask Me Nicely (3.53)
8. Northern Cyclonic (3.50)
9. Detonation – demo (10.18)
10. Song of Unborn – demo (6.56)

Bonus CD exclusive to the deluxe edition. Tracks 1, 2, 7 and 8 are demos of songs that were not recorded for the final album, additionally the other demos have been selected because they differ significantly from the finished versions.


– To the Bone 96/24 high resolution stereo mix
– To the Bone 96/24 high resolution instrumental mix
– To the Bone 96/24 high resolution 5.1 surround sound mix
– Pariah video
– Song of I video
– “Ask Me Nicely – The Making of To the Bone”, 85 minute documentary shot by Lasse Hoile over a period of 3 months


– To the Bone 96/24 high resolution stereo mix
– To the Bone 5.1 surround sound mix in DTS 96/24
– Pariah video
– Song of I video

7 INCH SINGLE: Antisocial

Instrumental recorded during the album sessions only available on this bonus one-sided 7 inch vinyl single in it’s own picture sleeve and mounted inside the book.