When Gloomlights was first announced in late 2010, we gave it a subtitle of “Parts I & II” hoping to be able to expand upon the concept of the album with further releases later. The subtitle was dropped before the release, but we kept the idea around (Everything Reminds Me Of You is Part IV, for example). With this, we complete Gloomlights with the last piece of the era.
Originally released by Music Ruins Lives exactly a year ago today (10/31/11) and sold out in preorders, this album has not been available in a physical format AT ALL since the initial 56 copies. Additionally, the Music Ruins Lives issue was missing a short DVD created just for the first pressing that has remained unreleased to this day, included in this set for the first (and last) time.
Additionally, we’re also including what we think is the centerpiece of the set: Gloomlights Pt III. An hour+ long new album constructed from the remains and shards of unfinished, forgotten and lost tracks from the recording sessions. These will not be rough demos. Every track will be completely finished with vocals and proper mixing/mastering.
We’re never making more copies of this. These 25 copies are the final chance to own Gloomlights in a physical format barring some sort of miracle/Music Ruins Lives reissue.
Packaged in a screen printed 7” foldover jacket with full color insert.
Disc 1 & 2: Gloomlights Pts. I & II
Original untouched tracklist from the first pressing. No remastering, no remixing.
Disc 3: Gloomlights Pt. III
Over an hour of unreleased material that we’ve finished up and prepared just for this release.
1. Scene (Original Ver.)
2. Ghost (Original Ver.)
5. Despair & Consequence
9. Foggy Smiles
11. I Miss You, You Know
12. Gloomlights (Original Ver.)
Disc 4: Rainclouds Over California (Pt. 2)
Short live DVD originally intended to be packaged with the Music Ruins Lives issue of Gloomlights. A companion piece to the Rainclouds Over California DVD with full songs instead of clips.
1. Gloomlights Intro (San Francisco 7.15.11)
2. Rainclouds Over The Remains Of Hope (Livermore 7.16.11)
3. Joyless (Davis 7.17.11)
4. Variations On The Theme From Top Gun (Davis 7.17.11)
5. Scott Pilgrim vs You (Livermore 7.16.11)
6. Little Fury Things (San Francisco 7.15.11)
7. Passing (Davis 7.17.11)
8. Shift (Repeat) (Davis 7.17.11)
We’re taking preorders for these now despite a January release date to help generate some extra funds to complete some of the more expensive bits of Adore (mastering & production, namely). As a result, these will NOT ship with the upcoming DVD sets and will NOT be in your hands before the end of the year.