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The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]

4.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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  • Format: PAL, Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Kscope
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Feb. 2013
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AQB2AR4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,880 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The new studio album from Steven Wilson - Blu-ray edition with 5.1 mixes (96/24 5.1 LPCM & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1) and bonus track. The record has been engineered by legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons and consists of 6 songs, 3 of which are 10 minute plus epics and are based on stories of the supernatural. The Blu-ray edition offers audiophiles the chance to experience the album in its full glory with 96/24 Stereo LPCM of the album, plus 2 x 5.1 mixes of album (96/24 5.1 LPCM & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1). The Blu-ray also features instrumental versions of the album tracks (96/24 Stereo LPCM), plus bonus track ('Drive Home' – lounge version, also 96/24 Stereo LPCM), an art gallery Art Gallery (images by Hajo Mueller), Photo Gallery (photographs by Lass Hoile) and a studio Documentary (filmed and edited by Lasse Hoile). Voted 'Album Of The Year' at the 2013 Progressive Music Awards. 'this album shows Wilson to be one of modern rock's most cunning and soulful protagonists' The Guardian 5/5, UK 'A progressive masterpiece.' Classic Rock, UK 'The Raven That Refused To Sing is, aptly, magic.' Metal Hammer 9/10, UK

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By Fletch-a-sketch TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Feb. 2013
Prog rocks premier tunesmith hits the right note again, and album full of light and shade clocking in at a shade under 60 minutes the six tracks that make up this album contain more ideas that a dozen `Take That' albums.

The album is paced well, opening with `Luminol' (already known to fans from the Get All You Deserve Live album also available on Amazon), and for my mind the weakest of the tracks setting the tone from the album. Sweeping passages, chunky bass, flute, mellotron, and fire cracker drumming the works packed into the 12 minutes of song. The albums other 5 tracks pack a punch are dynamic while the closer the eponymous track the Raven closes the album gently and wanting more. I particularly like `The Watchmaker' and `the Holy drinker'.

For those buying the Blu ray version you also will not be disappointed Progs premier 5.1 fettler has again hit the mark, Steven definitely gets 5.1 and knows how to produce a good mix. The extras especially on the blu ray make that the go to package unless you can get hold of the limited and completely sold deluxe all disc book/box.

Buy with the confidence that Steven Wilson has pulled off another superb album, Porcupine Tree may be on hiatus, this more than makes up.
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Well, this is a review I two parts basically. One for the product, and the other for the album.
I do not use the term lightly, but I think that this is Mr Wilson's opus. This has got to be one of his best pieces of music, including Porcupine tree etc. the album definitely has it's roots in the past, with the obvious references to King Crimson, Tull etc, but for me that 's where it ends. The album has everything from blistering guitars to atmospheric soundscapes. And I think that this is one of the reasons why the album is so good. Steven Wilson treats music as a master craftsman, orchestrating each track with precision ., gently teasing the best from each individual musician This man genuinely cares about how the product should sound, and goodness me, does he get everything right on this offering. Which leads me on to the blu ray edition. Does it add anything to the original album? Or is it just another fad like coloured vinyl /picture discs were in the seventies and eighties. For me, this actually enhances the album, true it's not loaded with interesting pictures to visually entertain as well as edify the listening pleasure,. This is a good thing, it helps you focus on the music- as it should be. The production of it is excellent. This is my first musical blu ray, each note iand scratch of guitar string is clearly audible,. Am I a convert to blu ray music - hell yes!
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What a lazy git this man is - sometimes you have to wait - ooohhh - weeks for new product!
Seriously though, I don't know how he does it. This is a fantastic mix of beautiful, haunting melody and frighteningly difficult discord, with all points between pretty much covered.

As always, the sound is immaculate too.

I got my copy signed in Love Music in Glasgow on the day of his gig at ABC. That was brilliant too!!
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Most certainly the best buy this year . The music is fantastic , the playing superbe. One can hear clearly that he wrote this stuff for this band. If grace for drowning made me feel a bit of " why not 1 cd ? " , this one is perfect in timing. What's more ? The band is even better live. The live versions from Grace or better worked out on stage , the live versions for The Raven or more in line with the originals but or also better . Nick Beggs : saw him live with Steve Hackett and here he fits perfectly. Anything bad ? no . This album will be best album for 2013 20 and who knows , will ever enter my top 10 of best albums of all time, and then it will sit in the list with CTTE and Lark's tongues in Aspic ,both remastered by ? yes SW . Can't wait for the next release , and no I'm not writing for the managment of SW .
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I've loved everything that the porcupine tree have done. Now while I've enjoyed his previous two solo offerings, but never as much as his work with the Porcupine tree. But this album is amazing. As good or better than anything he's done before. Just love this album and when it's on, I never want it to end. And this is the bluray version with stunning audio quality and it's mixed so well. The DTS HD Master 5.1 is just beautiful, so long as your hifi's up to it. A great demonstration of what can be done with audio.
So a great purchase. Get it, you won't regret it.
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Very good disc with visuals as well as H.D Audio in 5.1 sound and stereo option this is a complete album on a Blu-ray disc. Good song writing and excellent playing not a bad track with minimal graphics as the album plays with good effect with the black background sound is very clean in H.D Audio sound in 5.1 a good audio test disc for any sound system i highly recommend this if you like instrumental rock jazz and prog rock
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This is a very ambitious album once again. This time it's more stripped back with a more 'live' feel. The backing musicians are all top of their game, everyone contributes equally to the quality of the music within.
As a BluRay audio disc the sound is spectacular with a great balance of drums, bass and guitar including keyboards and horns mixed in all over the mix. It's something you need to hear at a decent volume.
The first time I played this at a low volume I did not quite get into it. The next time with all the speakers pumping I was able to enjoy the amazing mix of sound and some great songs that Steven has given us again. There is a lot of bonus versions of the same songs in demo format or instrumental versions. As of yet I have not seen any music videos which is disappointing.

I am looking forward to the next project SW intends to do.
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