Vinyl LP pressing in gatefold sleeve. 2015 album from the vocalist best known for his work with Steven Wilson in No Man. A year on from the acclaimed Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, Bowness returns with the powerful and eclectic Stupid Things That Mean The World. Produced by Bowness and mixed by The Pineapple Thief's Bruce Soord (who also adds some choice guitar parts), Stupid Things That Mean The World features a core of Bowness along with members of the No-Man live band (Stephen Bennett, Michael Bearpark, Andrew Booker) and Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), augmented by contributions from Peter Hammill, Phil Manzanera, Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Anna Phoebe, David Rhodes (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Scott Walker), and Rhys Marsh. As on Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, classical composer Andrew Keeling provides striking string arrangements. Developing the sound of Abandoned Dancehall Dreams further, on Stupid Things That Mean The World, Bowness distinctively operates on the edges of art rock and singer-songwriter styles, delivering a music which is both epic and intimate, familiar and surprising.
The Great Electric Teenage Dream
Sing to Me
Where You've Always Been
Stupid Things That Mean the World
Know That You Were Loved
All These Escapes
Everything You're Not
Everything But You
At the End of the Holiday
Stupid Things That Mean the World (Nick Magnus Mix)
Best Boy Electric (Sing to Me) (1994 No-Man Demo, Steven Wilson Mix)
Know That You Were Loved (David Rhodes Electric Version, Stephen Bennett Mix)
I Still Miss You (Stupid Things That Mean the World, Uxb Ambient Mix)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.