Steven Wilson has announced details of a live film — “Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall” — released on multiple formats on November 2 through Eagle Rock Entertainment and limited-edition deluxe vinyl via Caroline International on March 22, 2019.
At the end of March 2018, Steven Wilson played a sold-out three-night residency at one of the world’s most iconic venues: London’s Royal Albert Hall. Coming at the tail end of a lengthy European tour, these concerts were the crowning achievement of an incredible seven-month period that began with the release of Wilson’s fifth album, “To The Bone”. Released in August 2017, “To The Bone” charted at No 3 in the U.K. and went top 10 all over Europe, rapidly becoming the biggest selling record in Wilson’s singular thirty-year recording career.
The three Albert Hall shows saw Steven and his virtuoso band present the songs from “To The Bone” and many more from a deep dive into his extensive back catalogue as part of a visually and sonically immersive experience. There, brain-twisting visuals met expansive 4D sound, making this most traditional of English venues feel like it was hosting a very different kind of prom — more communion than concert. It wasn’t surprising that The Sun described the gig as “one of the best shows of the year — and it’s only March.”
“Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall” captures the last show of the three-night run and includes nearly three hours of live performance. The concert film release is put together from footage filmed on multiple cameras from every conceivable angle in the auditorium and on the stage, and the sound has been specially mixed by Steven in both 5.1 Surround Sound and stereo. It’s the perfect document of one of the U.K.’s most uncompromising artists — someone who remains “resolutely independent… the most successful British artist you’ve never heard of” (The Telegraph).
“Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall” will be released on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD and digital video and audio.
02. Nowhere Now
04. Home Invasion / Regret #9
05. The Creator Has A Mastertape
07. People Who Eat Darkness
09. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
11. Song Of I
14. The Same Asylum As Before
15. Song Of Unborn
17. Sleep Together
18. Even Less
19. Blank Tapes
20. The Sound Of Muzak
21. The Raven That Refused To Sing
* Interview with Steven recorded during the run of shows.
* Three tracks recorded in rehearsal at the Royal Albert Hall:
02. Hand Cannot Erase
03. Heartattack In A Layby
Steven Wilson is four times Grammy nominated, the founder and frontman of outsider rock band Porcupine Tree; a remixer for acts like Roxy Music, Simple Minds and XTC and a self-sufficient solo artist, hugely respected for a series of visionary LPs starting with 2008’s “Insurgentes” to 2017’s “To The Bone”.