Steven Wilson – 4 1/ 2


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180 gram vinyl LP pressing. Four-time Grammy nominee, multi-instrumentalist and producer Steven Wilson issues 4 1/2, so titled because it forms an interim release between his recently released fourth album Hand. Cannot. Erase. And his next studio album. 4 1/2 comprises 6 tracks with a total running time of 37 minutes. 4 of the songs originated during the sessions for Hand. Cannot. Erase., and one from the recording sessions for the previous album The Raven that Refused to Sing. The final track is a version of “Don’t Hate Me, ” a song originally recorded by Porcupine Tree in 1998, and is based on a live recording made on the recent tour of Europe with additional recording later done in the studio. The vocals on this new version are sung as a duet between Steven and Ninet Tayeb. Also appearing on the album are members of Steven’s band over the last few years; Adam Holzman, Nick Beggs, Guthrie Govan, Dave Kilminster, Craig Blundell, Marco Minnemann, Chad Wackerman, and Theo Travis. KOCH