Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fates Warning - Inside Out (remaster/ 2 CD/DVD)

I normally may not find this to be incredibly noteworthy; not due to the fact it's a Fates Warning release. But it is another remaster, and it's for maybe my least favorite record of theirs (although it's hardly an album I hate). However, in checking out all the extras, this is worth picking up. Not that the other remasters didn't include a lot as well, but this one has as much if not more than the previous ones.

This also may be the final one they do. Perhaps A Pleasant Shade of Gray or Sill Life, their lone live record. If APSOG were to get a Deluxe release, like with Making-of and maybe some other live footage and interviews, I'd be on it like white on rice. Or for that matter, if it were issued on VINYL.

Another bit of news with Fates, they have released Night on Brocken and The Spectre Within on 12" gatefold Vinyl (See this link). Which I would be up for picking up, save for the fact it is in Germany, and the Country's/Places listed to ship to, only include Germany, Austria, and Luxembourg. Hopefully those will be available to ship to the States at some point as well.

Fates Warning: a classic name not only on the Metal Blade roster but within the metal scene in general. In the course of our ongoing re-release series, the band's classic Inside Out is another must have item. Fates Warning always been one of the most influential bands within the metal scene. Being one of the founders of the progressive metal movement they have influenced the likes of Queensryche or Dream Theater among many others.

This re-release comes as a double CD plus bonus-DVD. It contains the classic original album as well as live tracks from a German show Fates Warning played in Dusseldorf in 1995 and unreleased demo takes. The bonus-DVD contains an assortment of live clips, from 1993-1995. The full track listing is below. A sample clip from the DVD, Monument, as well as one of the re-mastered tracks, Pale Fire, can be viewed now over at this location - http://www.metalblade.com/fateswarning/

CD1 - "Inside Out" (re-mastered original album)
Outside Looking In
Pale Fire
The Strand
Shelter Me
Island in the Stream
Down to the Wire
Face the Fear
Inward Bound

CD2 – LIVE in DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY February 11th 1995
Outside Looking In
Down to the Wire
The Eleventh Hour
Point Of View
Face The Fear

Outside Looking In (demo)
Pale Fire (demo)
Shelter Me (demo)
Island In the Stream (demo)
Face The Fear (demo)
Monument (rough mix)
Circles (unreleased)

Outside Looking In 1994/95
Pale Fire 1993/94
The Strand 1994
Shelter Me 1993
Island In The Stream 2010
Down To The Wire 1994/95
Face The Fear 1994/95
Monument 1994/95
Afterglow Slide Show
Live In Still Water 1994
Through Different Eyes 1995
Guardian (Mike Portnoy drums) 1994
Shades of Heavenly Death 1995
MTV Europe Interview 1995
Eye to Eye 1994/95
Face The Face Of Fear 1994
Don't Follow Me 1994
Shortest Fates Warning Show Ever. 1994
Guardian (Arch/ Alder duet) 1994

"Inside Out" will be released June 1st/4th via Metal Blade Records in Europe on and June 5th in North America.