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Tales From The Lush Attic 2013 Remix

30 November 2012

GEP are set to release the 2013 remix of ‘Tales from the Lush Attic’ on 21st January 2013 (surprisingly enough) in both a double disc CD/DVD format and on vinyl.

Producer Mike Holmes: “When we did the 25th anniversary edition of The Wake we took the finished stereo mix and re-mastered it. It made a big difference to the overall sound, but we weren’t able to give it a complete remix because the multi track tapes had been lost in the mists of time. However with ‘Tales’ we could go right back to the beginning, using the original 24 track tapes to build the mix from scratch.”

“It was great to finally give this album the mix it deserved. I’ve spent years avoiding the studio release of Tales, just because I knew it could be so much better. It is now”.

The 30th anniversary special edition of ‘Tales’ is a double disc hard back 32 page book with lots of extras, including the complete remix of the album and a DVD featuring live video footage of material from ‘Tales’ along with a host of MP3 files, original mixes, audio commentary and previously unreleased writing/rehearsal/demo material. Copies of the 2 disc CD/DVD edition will be available at the two upcoming Christmas shows.

‘Tales from the Lush Attic 2013 remix’ will also be available in limited edition vinyl format: 180 gram, gatefold sleeve – 500 black and 500 clear vinyl.

The full track listing for the CD/DVD edition is:

The Last Human Gateway
Through The Corridors (Oh! Shit Me)
Awake And Nervous
My Baby Treats Me Right ‘Cos I’m A Hard Lovin’ Man All Night Long
The Enemy Smacks

2013 remix by Michael Holmes
Engineered by Rob Aubrey

Bonus tracks
Wintertell (2012 recording)
The Last Human Gateway (end section, alternative vocals)
Just Changing Hands (unfinished demo)
Dans Le Parc du Château Noir (unfinished demo)

The Last Human Gateway
Through The Corridors (Oh! Shit Me)
About Lake Five / Awake And Nervous
The Enemy Smacks
(Live at De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Holland: October 23, 2011)

Photo Gallery (contemporary photos and artwork)

DIY Mix of ‘Through The Corridors' : multi-track audio files and mixing software


MP3 files
‘Tales From The Lush Attic’ (original mix: August 1983)
Seven Stories into Eight (original cassette album)

Tales from the Lush Attic - audio commentary by Peter and Mike

Further listening:
The Enemy Smacks (first attempts: November 1982)
The Last Human Gateway (writing session: February 1983)
Just Changing Hands (instrumental demo: February 1983)
Just Changing Hands (rehearsal: February 11, 1983)
Wintertell (demo: July 1983)
The Last Human Gateway (first complete version - rehearsal: July 27, 1983)
Untitled version 1 (rehearsal: August 1983)
Untitled version 2 (rehearsal: August 1983)
Hollow Afternoon (demo, original lyrics: 1983)
Just Changing Hands (Cava demo: 1984)
The Last Human Gateway (middle section) (1991 recording)