Steven Wilson has announced that his next solo album, which he is looking to release in 2023, will be another concept album. In a new year message to fans on his website, Wilson discussed his the upcoming Porcupine Tree album Closure/Continuation which will be released next year, as well as an array of other projects he’s been working on, which include a new book and a box set looking at the influence of progressive music on the 80s.
“I hope to release in mid-2023, a big conceptual thing partly based on a short story that appears in my book,” he says of the follow-up to 2021’s The Future Bites. “A long way to go yet, but I’m excited about it and where the music is taking me, something completely different again with collaborators both old and new. I remain committed to the idea of building a body of work where every album has its own personality and unique place in the catalogue.”
Wilson has also been working on a new book, Limited Edition Of One, which will be released in March through Little, Brown & Company.
“As well as containing some autobiographical material, it also has a lot on my ideas about music and the way things have changed in my time as a professional, lists, photos from my personal archives, conversation transcripts and even some fictional elements,” Wilson says. “As there have already been a few books written about me and/or Porcupine Tree in recent years, I’ve chosen to focus on the stuff that people really don’t know about me. As you can probably guess, there will also be a special limited deluxe version. This will feature a second volume of supplementary material and photos, plus a 70 minute CD with “audio illustrations” of some of the things I talk about in the book, including mercifully brief extracts of my school bands, and early unreleased demos by No-Man and Porcupine Tree, among others. Although much of its musical merits might be questionable, my hope is to put you there “in the room” when I’m talking about my early musical endeavours.”
Finally, he reveals he’s also curating a new box set, “which will focus on how the progressive spirit of the 70’s continued to inspire independent and alternative music throughout the 80’s, something which has allowed me to revisit a lot of my favourite post-punk and art pop/rock music from the decade when I was a music-crazed teenager. Everything from Wire and Joy Division to Cardiacs and Cocteau Twins will feature. More news on that soon.”
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- Steven Wilson - Insurgentes - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $36.29, €34.79 (New Item) (arrived 23-Nov-2022 14:16)on November 27, 2022 at 9:02 am
STEVEN WILSON Insurgentes (2009 UK/EU limited edition 14-track double vinyl LP, the full-length debut studio album from the legendary Porcupine Tree frontman, including the single Harmony Korine plus the four bonus recordings: Port Rubicon, Puncture Wound, Collecting Space and Insurgentes [Mexico]. The gatefold picture sleeve shows minimal shelfwear but comes with the picture / credit printed inners while the two vinyl discs look barely played)
- Porcupine Tree - The Incident - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £49.99, $60.49, €57.99 (New Item) (arrived 07-Sep-2022 13:36)on November 27, 2022 at 9:02 am
PORCUPINE TREE The Incident (2009 Dutch exclusive 18-track 2-LP set pressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL, the tenth studio album from the celebrated post-progressive group - the 14 songs spread over sides 1-3 form a 55 minute song cycle [called 'The Incident'], while the final four stand-alone compositions were developed out of band writing sessions in December 2008, prior to the February recording date for the song cycle; housed in a matt gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics insides and with printed inners. Although not sealed, this remains in a 'near as new' conditition TF82)
- Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning: Deluxe Edition - UK - cd album box set - £195.00, $235.95, €226.20 (New Item) (arrived 27-May-2022 08:44)on November 27, 2022 at 9:02 am
STEVEN WILSON Grace For Drowning (2011 UK Limited Edition THREE CD / ONE BLU-RAY box set for his second solo studio album featuring the full album pressed across two CDs with a bonus third CD of out-takes and demos plus a Blu-ray Disc containing the 5.1 surround sound and high resolution stereo mixes of the album and promo videos. All four discs look barely played housed within the 120-page blue cloth-covered & metallic embossed hardback book featuring artwork and notes KSCOPE510)**Limited to 5000 Copies Only**
- Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) + Blu-Ray - UK - 2-disc CD/DVD set - £14.99, $18.14, €17.39 (New Item) (arrived 01-Jun-2022 11:28)on November 27, 2022 at 9:02 am
STEVEN WILSON The Raven That Refused To Sing [And Other Stories] (2013 UK/EU limited edition double disc set - Steven's third solo album was engineered by the legendard Alan Parsons and features a collection of tracks which are all based on a story of the supernatural. The six tracks are included here on both CD and BLU-RAY with the latter format expanded with a selection of bonus instrumental audio recordings and more. The two discs are barely played housed in the tri-fold digipak sleeve which displays minimal wear and comes with the illustrated lyric booklet)
- Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation - White Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $36.29, €34.79 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jun-2022 11:59)on November 27, 2022 at 9:02 am
PORCUPINE TREE Closure/Continuation (2022 UK/EU retail exclusive limited edition 7-track double album 2-LP pressed on White Vinyl - one of the UK's most forward-thinking, genre-defying rock bands return with their first new music in twelve years. Housed inside a wide-spine picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)