Damnation & Deliverance (4CD)
"Opeth's 2002 and 2003 records Deliverance and Damnation were initially meant to be released as a double album to showcase the two sides of the band's sound. That never happened obviously, though this is the closest we're ever going to get to that vision!
The four CD set, or three LP set, features new stereo and 5.1 mixes for Deliverance done by The Pineapple Thief's Bruce Soord and for Damnation by Steven Wilson. The artwork has been redone by Travis Smith and Mikael Åkerfeldt himself and Jerry Ewing of Prog have both contributed new liner notes. Here, take Åkerfeldt's word for it!
“Myself and Martin Mendez are very excited to see the re-release(s) of ”Deliverance” and ”Damnation” coming out. The 5.1 surround mix for ”Damnation” was done a while ago by my buddy and co-producer for both albums, Steven Wilson, and I’ve been itching to have it released as it’s simply stunning! My new-ish friend, Bruce Soord, has done a fantastic remix for ”Deliverance”, literally giving new life to the record and making me start loving it.
Finally! It was with pure excitement I went through the tracks, discovering them again. I’m especially impressed with the sound ofMartin Lopez drums but also baffled by how wicked and strange this album is. I’m scratching my head wondering how the hell we came up with these songs. On top of everything, our old-time head of ART, Travis Smith, has touched up on the artwork having it looking great (bleak) too! Enjoy!”"