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Hand. Cannot. Erase. (Limited Edition CD+DVDV Media Book Edition)

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The fourth solo album from prolific songwriter, four-time Grammy-nominated artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Steven Wilson. Hand. Cannot Erase. is a dynamic 11-song conceptual set, bringing together diverse aspects of his expansive sonic history. Recorded in September 2014 at AIR Studios London, Hand. Cannot. Erase. features the guitar-driven power, infectious melodies, and progressive sensibility of Wilson s sprawling body of work.

Wilson describes the collection as inspired by a news story, of a woman who died in her apartment and went undiscovered for three years. The basic concept of the record it's about a woman growing up, who goes to live in the city, very isolated, and she disappears one day and no one notices. Now, your initial reaction when you hear a story like that is, 'Ah, little old bag lady that no one notices; no one cares about.' But she was young; she was popular; she was attractive; she had many friends; she had family, but for whatever reason, nobody missed her for three years.; The dramatic theme of Hand. Cannot. Erase. is punctuated with moments of rhythmic urgency, somber introspection, and soaring beauty.

CD + DVDV in Media Book packaging. The album features artwork by long time Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson artist and designer, Carl Glover (in conjunction with images from Hajo Mueller and Lasse Hoile). The album features artwork by long time Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson artist and designer, Carl Glover (in conjunction with images from Hajo Mueller and Lasse Hoile)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. First Regret
  2. 3 Years Older
  3. Hand Cannot Erase
  4. Perfect Life
  5. Routine
  6. Home Invasion
  7. Regret #9
  8. Transience
  9. Ancestral
  10. Happy Returns
  11. Ascendant Here On...

Disc: 2

  1. First Regret (5.1 mix)
  2. 3 Years Older (5.1 mix)
  3. Hand Cannot Erase (5.1 mix)
  4. Perfect Life (5.1 mix)
  5. Routine (5.1 mix)
  6. Home Invasion (5.1 mix)
  7. Regret #9 (5.1 mix)
  8. Transience (5.1 mix)
  9. Ancestral (5.1 mix)
  10. Happy Returns (5.1 mix)
  11. Ascendant Here On... (5.1 mix)
  12. Studio Documentary filmed and edited by Lasse Hoile
  13. Photo Gallery


Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 3, 2015)
  • Limited Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: KSCOPE
  • ASIN: B00QW4QX7C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (315 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,614 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By jeffree VINE VOICE on May 17, 2015
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I’ve been waiting since the late '70s, listening to hundreds of new groups and recordings during that time, trying to capture that old feeling of sitting down with a "Larks' Tongues in Aspic” or “Close to the Edge”… something that took me on a journey to a higher place where musical genres and boundaries melted away for the greater glory. Rare albums like those were addictive for me, a young musician myself, requiring many listens to unravel deeper mysteries and joys, always the special draw of the best prog-rock for me. (For that reason, I've never trusted reviews that reach conclusions about such efforts after just a spin or two.)

This Wilson CD is one of very few since my early years to succeed fully in the same way and on virtually every level for me. I realize how much I’d missed sitting down for a spell with such engaging music that shines from that captivating higher place. Every element here seems just right, flowing seamlessly, and the world suddenly seems better. Hard to describe such music without sounding a bit unhinged with excitement, but that's the feeling I get from this effort.

Trying to explain exactly why HCE stuns me would be an overwhelming task, better left to many of the fine reviews here. Suffice to say that the masterful balance of composition, musicianship, and production strikes me most of all, with a special nod to the brilliant guitars and drums throughout. (I'm a guitarist and semi-drummer after all, and these guys are insanely good.
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Just received the deluxe package of Steven Wilson's "Hand. Cannot. Erase" and have had a chance to let it play through a few times. I cannot say enough about the depth, beauty and creativity behind this masterwork. The packaging is spectacular with so many extras about the concept, story and the remarkable diversity of layered sounds throughout. Steven Wilson's genius for delivering fully realized sound and vision for his projects is beyond compare. Yes, it is an expensive investment but well worth every penny.

The music on "Hand" goes far beyond what Steven Wilson has delivered in the past. This really is Steven Wilson's unabashed, high octane, creative vision of music in all of its facsinating colors and textures. Yes it is progressive and has a much jazzier feel to a lot of the instrumental passages than his previous work but, what is striking is that the music of each song touches all of the right chords, notes and incorporates the beauty of each instrument in ways that go beyond a typical album release. There are moments of pure pop perfection ("Hand.Cannot. Erase", "Perfect Life") and a couple of Guthrie Govan guitar solos that make your spine tingle ("Regret #9", "Ancestral"). Adam Holtzman's piano also stands out throughout. He adds a jazzier elevation to each composition. The musicians on Hand are at the top of their class and that talent is allowed to shine. One other note about the music, the vocals, particularly the harmonies on "Hand", "Perfect Life", "Routine" and "3 Years Older" are magical. Another highlight is the production. The sound here is so clean and crisp that it tickles the ears in such a great way: drums buzzing, keyboards crystalized, guitars weeping, swerving and driving.
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Hard-core progressive rock fans will not be disappointed. Steven Wilson has done it again. This album is the modern version of the creativity we all loved in the Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes era. The music flows well and is intelligent from beginning to end. In anticipation of this release, I read a review somewhere that described Steven Wilson's back up musicians as "Henchmen". Nothing could be more true. They play Wilson's minimalistic and melodic style with great authority but are still allowed to completely let loose on songs like "Home Invasion".
Building an album around a bizarre theme about a woman named Joyce Vincent that was found dead in her North London apartment after 3 years caught my attention right away. Steven Wilson uses this as he said in an interview to bring social media and isolation to view. How does a musician take such a strange concept and translate it into meaningful lyrics, great melody and intelligent music? Listen and find out.
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Steven Wilson is modern Progressive Rock’s figurehead with a spirited work ethic. A singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and four time Grammy nominated surround-sound genius, he has influenced Prog’s steady resurgence worldwide the past 25 years. A master in the studio, he remixed (with permission of the bands) the great classic Prog albums by King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, ELP and many others but his own discography guarantees his place among the greatest of Prog legends.

Hand. Cannot. Erase. is a modern concept album inspired by the compelling real life story of a young, popular, attractive London woman who dies in her apartment and is not found for three years. The music and narrative are powerful, heartfelt, and immersive. Highly creative compositions that are atmospheric, elaborate and multidimensional as well as complex pop/rock tunes deliver Wilson’s hallmark time-signature changes from melodic to metal to symphonic. This is the Prog music that Prog artists aspire to create and the rest of us celebrate. Executed and performed with precision by Wilson on vocals and several instruments and his brilliant band that includes guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan, Prog’s best bassist Nick Beggs, former Miles Davis keyboardist Adam Holzman, ever present drummer Marco Minneman plus additional musicians, singers and orchestra, this is par excellence.
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