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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Parabolically nearly Yours

Over on the essential Super Deluxe Edition, the Chris Wood 'Evening Blue' piece has generated plenty of interest. Not least also from Distractions fans who have been wondering about 'Parabolically Yours'. Well, Neil Storey from HiddenMasters stepped in and has let a few titbits slip...

Some good news for you – The Distractions' 'Parabolically Yours' is next! There was a brief-lived plan in November last that we’d try to issue both that and The Chris Wood book set around about the same time but, it just became way too complicated – so that got knocked that on the head. Just too bonkers to try and do both together. 

The Distractions book set is planned now for mid-October. Book element more or less done, the music yet to be mastered. And, like there is with Chris’s, there are a few more surprises in there than people are probably expecting!

The Distractions book set will be a slimmer volume [than the 200+ page Chris Wood book], book size is approx 96pp – still vinyl sized like all HiddenMasters editions are... and we’re aiming for it be around the £65 mark. Don’t hold me to that, that's the plan.

So, it's fair to say that after a false start last time, the 'Parabolically Yours' set will soon be reality. And, it will be something of similar quality, comprehensiveness and size to the wonderful Jess Roden Anthology and the forthcoming Chris Wood book set. Roll on October, but well before then, pre-ordering via Digital Stores, book set content and track listings will be announced. For the latest, check back here, on HiddenMasters, on Facebook and on Twitter.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Next up...

The big news from HiddenMasters is that their latest project is coming to fruition, which means next up is the slightly-longer-than-anticipated Distractions 'Parabolically Yours' set (as you know, time goes by rather slowly).

You can get a feel of the general quality of book-set that you can look forward to with this preview of the Chris Wood 'Evening Blue' set. Pre-ordering for this set starts tomorrow (10th February) and the set is launched on 24th June in collaboration with Caroline International.

Hidden Masters presents… Chris Wood – Evening Blue – 200+ page hardback book-set + 180 gsm vinyl + 4 CDs. – First release in new worldwide distribution deal with Caroline International. 

Pre-ordering news

Chris Wood page at HiddenMasters

Chris Wood Facebook


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