Wild Opera (2CD)
A deluxe 2CD edition of the classic No-Man album – now remastered and on Kscope with bonus disc, featuring mini album, b-sides and rarities including four previously unreleased tracks.
No Man is Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).
Since releasing their first single in 1990, No-Man has produced a unique body of work that has developed from the band's proto trip-hop/ambient origins into something beyond easy categorisation.
After receiving ecstatic press reviews, indie top 20 hits and high profile contracts (with One Little Indian and Sony) in the early 1990s, the band has continued to evolve and has developed a loyal Worldwide cult following.
Redefining itself with a constantly changing musical palette, No-Man has most recently released material through celebrated post- progressive label Kscope, who have now released a deluxe edition of one of the band’s most sought-after albums.
Wild Opera, No-Man's third album, originally released in 1996, is regarded as the most inventive and unpredictable album in the band's catalogue.
Rapidly shifting from distorted grooves to sinister, jazz-inflected trip-hop and from choked rock riffs to more traditional ballad fare,Wild Opera represented a thrilling departure for the band and has since become seen as a classic one-of-a-kind statement of uncompromising creative intent.
Long out of print, the original CD is now a highly- collectable rarity, with copies changing hands for over £100 on Ebay.
Kscope’s remastered 2CD reissue additionally includes all of the Dry Cleaning Ray mini-album, alongside b-sides and exclusive rarities from the era, including four previously unreleased tracks.
The digi-book package features an essay from Richard Smith, the director of Mixtaped, the recent documentary about the band, and new artwork from long-time No-Man collaborator, Carl Glover.
CD1 - WILD OPERA
1 RADIANT CITY
2 PRETTY GENIUS
3 INFANT PHENOMENON
4 SINISTER JAZZ
5 HOUSEWIVES HOOKED ON HEROIN
6 LIBERTINE LIBRETTO
7 TASTE MY DREAM
8 DRY CLEANING RAY
10 MY RIVAL TREVOR
11 TIME TRAVEL IN TEXAS
12 MY REVENGE ON SEATTLE
CD2 - DRY CLEANING RAY
1 DRY CLEANING RAY (REMIX EDIT)
2 SWEETSIDE SILVER NIGHT
3 JACK THE SAX
4 DIET MOTHERS
5 URBAN DISCO
6 PUNISHED FOR BEING BORN
8 EVELYN (THE SONG OF SLURS)
10 HIT THE CEILING
11 WHERE I'M CALLING FROM
12 HOUSEWIVES HOOKED ON HEROIN (ALTERNATE VERSION)
13 MY RIVAL TREVOR (ALTERNATE VERSION)
14 TIME TRAVEL IN TEXAS (RADIO SESSION)
15 PRETTY GENIUS (RADIO SESSION)