Paradise Lost Premiere Re-Recording Of ‘Gothic’ From B-Sides & Rarities Compilation

By on October 2, 2013

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It may be hard to believe, but Halifax’s seminal doom overlords Paradise Lost are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year! To mark this momentous occasion, the band will release a compilation of B-sides, covers, and other assorted rarities next month.

The compilation, entitled ‘Tragic Idol 25′, also features 3 previously unreleased recordings, including the brand new song ‘Loneliness Remains’ and re-recorded versions of two of their early classics ‘Gothic’ and ‘Our Saviour’ (taken from 1991′s ‘Gothic’ and their debut ‘Lost Paradise’ respectively). These three tracks will also appear on a white 10” Vinyl, which is exclusive to Century Media’s European distro and limited to 100 copies.

Long serving guitarist Adrian Aedy explained their decision to re-record the aforementioned songs as such:

“Added to our extra tracks from the past, we’ve included the recent re-recordings of ‘Gothic’ and ‘Our Saviour’. This is something as a musician you find a strange experience. We as a band have always been an album rather a single band, and re-recording old songs is most often best left alone– but when we rehearsed ‘Our Saviour’, a song long lost from our live sets for a good twenty years, we found it pretty exciting and fun! We decided before hitting the studio that we would not record it as a perfect 21st century studio version, as I don’t feel this song would benefit from it (in fact more so, lose its original charm), but we decided to just do it quick and almost demo speed. Whilst recording to capture the most raw element, we drafted in our old friend and producer Simon Efemey, who worked on our ‘Shades of God’, ‘Icon’ and ‘Draconian Times’ recordings to capture this, which whilst working to make it sound raw, made it fun too! Don’t think of the re-recordings as replacements for our originals, but just as five blokes having fun and re-visiting the past in the studio.”

If you’re itching to hear what these re-recorded classics will sound like, then look no further. Terrorizer is proud to present an exclusive stream of the new version of ‘Gothic’ below…

The full tracklist for ‘Tragic Idol 25′ is as follows:

‘Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)’ track-listing:
1. Loneliness Remains
2. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version) – Bonus Track “Tragic Idol” Ltd. Edition
3. Ending Through Changes – Bonus Track “Tragic Idol” Japan Edition
4. The Last Fallen Saviour - Decibel Exclusive “Tragic Idol”
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Ltd. Edition
6. Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Ltd. Edition
7. Cardinal Zero – Faith Devides Us – Death Unites Us – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Japan Edition
8. Back On Disaster – Faith Devides Us – Death Unites Us – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”, Japan Edition
9. Sons Of Perdition – Bonus Track “In Requiem”
10. Godless – Bonus Track “In Requiem” Ltd. 7″ Vinyl Box
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL Cover Version) – Bonus Track “In Requiem” Ltd. Edition
12. Silent In Heart – Bonus Track ”In Requiem” Ltd. Edition
13. Gothic 2013
14. Our Saviour 2013

Additionally, the band will also be playing the following dates as part of their ‘Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary’ tour with Lacuna Coil and Katatonia:

Oct. 30th – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall (www.wolvescivic.co.uk)
Oct. 31st – Glasgow – ABC (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Nov. 1st – Manchester – Ritz (www.kililive.com)
Nov. 3rd – London – Roundhouse (www.kililive.com)
Nov. 4th – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
Nov. 6th – Herford, Germany – Club X
Nov. 7th – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal
Nov. 8th – Dordrecht, Netherlands – Bibelot
Nov. 10th – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Oudegracht
Nov. 11th – Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch
Nov. 12th – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Nov. 13th – Solothurn, Switzerland – Kofmehl

‘Tragic Illusion 25′ will be released via Century Media on October 21st, and is available to pre-order here.

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Kez Whelan

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