Where We Stood – The Concert Film

Bringing to close an unforgettable 14-date European Winter tour of their 2016 summer hit album Your WildernessThe Pineapple Thief, led by post-progressive mastermind Bruce Soord and reinforced by Gavin Harrison (King Crimson) on drums with Darran Charles (Godsticks) on guitar, gave the sold-out Islington Assembly Hall in London a truly awe-inspiring gig on 11th February 2017. Where We Stood showcases a powerful performance from both band regulars and guests on new tracks from Your Wilderness, including “In Exile“, “No Man’s Land” and “The Final Thing On My Mind“, and of the classics from previous albums, “Nothing At Best“, “Show A Little Love” and “Simple As That“.

Bruce Soord says about the show and releaseIt was our last show of the tour and our biggest headline show ever. We had 15 cameras, a massive jib, but more importantly – a sell-out crowd!  The pressure was indeed on, but it’s safe to say that the stars aligned for us that night and it turned out to be one of the most memorable performances of our career so far.

We’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink at this special edition blu-ray.  It has the full show; documentary footage and interviews; and 2 different 5.1 surround mixes (one natural, one discrete) – all in high resolution 24/96 stereo.  It also has our last album ‘Your Wilderness’ in stereo and surround, plus the special ‘8 Years Later’ album in stereo with a brand-new surround mix too.  All of that plus 5 acoustic tracks (also stereo and surround) and loads of bonus videos. This is without doubt the definitive ‘Your Wilderness’ release.”

Where We Stood will be released on the following formats and is now available to pre-order from: http://found.ee/PineappleThiefStore

Deluxe 12” 4 disc hardbook featuring:

  • 48-page hardback book includes additional photography from the gig and back stage by PROG magazine’s Kevin Nixon.
  • 2 x audio CDs containing the live concert recordings with a bonus live recording
  • 1 x DVD and 1 x Blu-Ray disc featuring:  the concert film with two 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mixes (one natural, one discrete) and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; the original Your Wilderness album in both 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; the previously exclusive and sold out 8 Years Later bonus material 24/96 hi-res stereo audio plus a previously unreleased 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mix; an acoustic 5-track bonus album in 24/96 hi-res stereo audio and 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround; a Where We Stood documentary film a making-of video for the single “In Exile”; Soord’s acoustic studio performance of “Tear You Up”; and the official videos for “In Exile” and “No Man’s Land”.

2 Disc CD & DVD Mediabook

  • 20 page booklet
  • CD Where We Stood 14 original album tracks
  • DVD-V Where We Stood the concert film with two 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mixes (one natural, one discrete) and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; the original Your Wilderness album in both 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; the previously exclusive and sold out 8 Years Later bonus material in both 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; an acoustic 5-track bonus album in 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; a Where We Stood documentary film a making-of video for the single “In Exile”; Soord’s acoustic studio performance of “Tear You Up”; and the official videos for “In Exile” and “No Man’s Land”.

Blu-Ray featuring:

  • The concert film featuring:  the concert film with two 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mixes (one natural, one discrete) and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; the original Your Wilderness album in both 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; the previously exclusive and sold out 8 Years Later bonus material 24/96 hi-res stereo audio plus a previously unreleased 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mix; an acoustic 5-track bonus album in 24/96 hi-res stereo audio and 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround; a Where We Stood documentary film a making-of video for the single “In Exile”; Soord’s acoustic studio performance of “Tear You Up”; and the official videos for “In Exile” and “No Man’s Land”.

Double gatefold 180g heavy weight LP featuring:

  • live recordings from the performance as a double LP pressed on to 180g heavyweight audiophile vinyl presented in a gatefold packaging

DIGITAL PRE-ORDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 14TH JULY

Digital download featuring Where We Stood 14  original album tracks

The Pineapple Thief nominated for UK Band/Artist Of The Year!

We are very pleased to announce that we have been nominated for ‘UK Band/Artist Of The Year’ for the 2017 Prog Music Awards!

You can vote for us at: www.progmagazine.com/awards

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On tour September 2017 with Gavin Harrison

The Pineapple Thief have announced the second leg of their European tour in support of the critically-acclaimed album Your Wilderness. The new dates will see the band venture into Poland and Switzerland along with shows in Germany, Czech Republic, The Netherlands and UK. See a full list below.

The band will again be joined by virtuoso Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) on drums and Darran Charles (Godsticks) on guitar. As anyone who witnessed the shows earlier this year will attest, the new five-piece line-up has allowed Bruce, Steve and Jon to expand upon their signature sound, enabling the band to truly shine on stage.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 – Dresden, Scheune

Thursday, 7 September 2017 – Warsaw, Progesja Music Zone

Friday, 8 September 2017 – Krakow, Kwadrat Music Club

Saturday, 9 September 2017 – Brno, Melodka

Sunday, 10 September 2017 – Munich, Backstage Halle

Monday, 11 September 2017 – Zurich, Dynamo

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 – Stuttgart, Universum

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 – Cologne, Luxor

Thursday, 14 September 2017 – Zoetermeer, De Boerderij

Saturday, 16 September 2017 – London, ULU

Sunday, 17 September 2017 – Bristol, Bierkeller

For more information and ticket details – http://pineapplethief.com/tour 

Following a triumphant first leg, with several sold out shows, The Pineapple Thief has emerged as one of the most exciting live progressive rock acts on the circuit and a force to be reckoned with. Prog Magazine described the show as “a dynamic, dramatic experience” while Manchester Rocks commented that it’s “The Pineapple Thief, like you’ve never heard them before”.

“We can’t wait to get back on the road again!” explains band leader Bruce Soord. “Personally, I am really excited that people will have another opportunity to see and hear this fantastic line-up. Darran and Gavin have brought a whole new dimension to this band.”

The band will be performing Your Wilderness plus a string of re-imagined favourites from their back catalogue. These will be the last tour dates this year, and the final opportunity for fans to witness this line-up performing Your Wilderness in its entirety. Special guest support is from Kscope label mates Godsticks, who will be performing brand new material from their upcoming fourth album.

Headline tour featuring Gavin Harrison

The Pineapple Thief have announced a string of European dates for early 2017 in support of their highly acclaimed new album, ‘Your Wilderness’. The band will be joined by virtuoso Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) on drums.

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“We always said that we couldn’t imagine touring the material live without Gavin on stage’, explains band leader Bruce Soord, ”We’re so excited that we have made it happen. It’s a real once in a lifetime event.”

20.01 Patronaat, Haarlem NL
21.01 Uden, De Pul NL
22.01 Zwolle, Hedon NL
24.01 Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal DE
25.01 Oberhausen, Eisenlager DE
26.01 Berlin, Frannz club DE
27.01 Prague, Futurum Music Bar CZ
28.01 Dresden, Tante Ju DE
29.01 Hamburg, Knust DE
31.01 Maastricht, Muziekgieterij NL
01.02 Paris, Le Divan Du Monde FR
09.02 Glasgow, ABC2 UK
10.02 Manchester, Sound Control UK
11.02 London, Islington Assembly Hall UK

For more information and ticket details – http://pineapplethief.com/tour

The band will be performing Your Wilderness plus a string of re­imagined favourites from their back catalogue, and with an expanded 5­piece line­up including Darran Charles on additional guitar duties, this will be a live show not to be missed. Special guest support is from Kscope label mates Godsticks.

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‘Your Wilderness’ is OUT NOW!

The Pineapple Thief

Your Wilderness – Out Now

The brand new album. Available to buy today.

Hi Folks,

Happy ‘Your Wilderness‘ day! Thanks for making this our best release day ever.

Bruce, Steve & Jon

Download: http://smarturl.it/TPT_YOUR_WILDERNESS
Streaming: http://smarturl.it/YOUR_WILDERNESS_S

Limited edition 3 disc ‘Your Wilderness’ available to pre-order worldwide

Limited edition 'Your Wilderness'

Just to let you know that the limited edition 3 disc deluxe edition of our new album can now be pre-ordered directly from the USA:
http://ow.ly/w1Le302z8is

…and The Netherlands:
http://ow.ly/Vd4K302z8jh

…and Germany:
http://ow.ly/s1hM302z8lX

…and of course Burning Shed ship worldwide: https://www.burningshed.com/store/kscope/collection/284/

The Pineapple Thief premiere new music video, In Exile, from Your Wilderness

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF PREMIERE FIRST VIDEO “IN EXILE” FROM NEW ALBUM YOUR WILDERNESS

“In Exile” & “No Man’s Land” are now available as an instant download on all digital pre-orders.

The Pineapple Thief have launched their first video for the song “In Exile“ from their new album – Your Wilderness due for release on the 12thAugust  (19th August in France) through Kscope.

“In Exile is the first track on our new album and I think it sets the tone perfectly.  To me, it’s immediately apparent to the listener how important Gavin’s drumming is, as well as Darran’s fantastic guitar work – not to take away anything from the three of us in the band of course!  As for the meaning, it’s a song about estrangement”.  Bruce Soord

Pre-order ‘Your Wilderness’ now

You can now pre-order the new album.

‘Your Wilderness’ will be released by Kscope on the following formats:

Deluxe 12” hardback book featuring:
44 page artwork book
CD ‘Your Wilderness’ 8 track original album
New bonus 8 Years Later CD
DVD-AV 8 original tracks hi resolution stereo & 5.1 audio (24/96 MLP Lossless stereo, 24/96 Lossless 5.1 surround, 24/96 PCM stereo & DTS 96/24 5.1 Digital surround) mixed by Bruce Soord.

CD featuring 8 original album tracks with a total playing time of 41.07 minutes, includes a 24 page booklet in digisleeve

180g heavyweight LP featuring 8 original album tracks (with MP3 download code) and 8 page booklet

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Digital download featuring 8 original album tracks mastered for iTunes:
(pre-orders receive “No Man’s Land” as an instant download track)

http://smarturl.it/TPT_YOUR_WILDERNESS

Offical ‘Your Wilderness’ t-shirts are also available from Burning Shed

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The Pineapple Thief premiere first track ‘No Man’s Land’ from new album Your Wilderness

The Pineapple Thief premiere first track ‘No Man’s Land’ from new album Your Wilderness

The Pineapple Thief have revealed the first full track, entitled “No Man’s Land” from their highly anticipated new album – Your Wilderness due for release on the 12th August (19th August in France) through Kscope .

“This is the first track to share from our new album, Your Wilderness. It is a tale of two halves. It’s short but progressive and 100% The Pineapple Thief.” Bruce Soord

‘Your Wilderness’, their 11th studio album, showcases the band performing without any inhibitions providing a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.

New studio album announced

Your Wilderness

The Pineapple Thief returns with new album ‘Your Wilderness’

Your WildernessAfter the worldwide acclaim generated by the 2014 anthemic rock release Magnolia, The Pineapple Thief returns with its most ambitious studio album to date, Your Wilderness on 12th August (19th August in France).

Your Wilderness, their 11th studio album, showcases the band performing without any inhibitions providing a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.

For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers. “Since our last album Magnolia, the most eye catching change is obviously having Gavin Harrisoncontribute drums throughout the album” explains Bruce Soord. “This has not only redefined our sound but also redefined how we approached the songs as a band.  Gavin’s drumming is technically brilliant but also incredibly musical, and it inspired all of us to raise our game.  I’ve also rediscovered my progressive roots in terms of song-writing and arrangement.  Added to that, we were lucky enough to have John Helliwell from Supertramp contribute some beautiful clarinet parts and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) provided a string quartet. We were also joined by a lovely 4 piece choir and to cap it all off, my friend Darran Charles (Godsticks) added some jaw dropping guitar playing… You’ve never heard a The Pineapple Thief album like this one!  I am convinced people will love this record as much as we do.”

Carl Glover’s thought provoking collection of photographs perfectly compliment the concept of the album, something which Soord is tight lipped about. “It should reveal itself to the listener and be open to interpretation. I don’t want what it means to me to influence how it affects you”.   

Your Wilderness was recorded entirely by the band with the exception of the drums, which Gavin Harrison produced & engineered at his own studio. The string quartet which was recorded at Geoffrey’s own studio in Canterbury. The album was mixed and produced by Bruce Soord and Steve Kitch with mastering duties also carried out by Steve. There will be a special lossless 5.1 surround mix available with the special edition mixed by Bruce.

The Pineapple Thief

Seen as one of the most vital rock bands the UK has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord. The band has steadily evolved and refined it’s sound with the bass playing of Jon Sykes and the production and keyboards of Steve Kitch now so integral to the sound.  “After so many years, The Pineapple Thief has become way bigger than the sum of its parts.” explains Soord.

“The new album was a joy to make. More so than any other The Pineapple Thief album before it. Everything came together so effortlessly and I think this comes across when you hear the record.”

Bruce Soord has also collaborated with the likes of Wisdom of Crowds (with Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse), Katatonia (joining the band on its 2014 acoustic European tour), and has created 5.1 remixes for artists such as Opeth, TesseracT, Tim Bowness and Katatonia. Soord also released his debut self titled debut solo album through Kscope in 2015.

The Pineapple Thief is currently booking a European tour for late 2016 and planning live shows in USA / Canada

Your Wilderness will be released by Kscope on CD, LP, digitally and as a special deluxe 12” hardback book.

or watch it on Vimeo here: vimeo.com/165862268

Tracklisting

1. In Exile (05:40)
2. No Man’s Land (04:20)
3. Tear You Up (4:53)
4. That Shore (04:36)
5. Take Your Shot (04:34)
6. Fend For Yourself (03:49)
7. The Final Thing On My Mind (09:52)
8. Where We Stood (03:46)