In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973 – 1979
featuring a wealth of unreleased material, this comprehensive document of the pioneering ambient electronic band puts a microscope to a fascinating period in their career.
the albums ‘Phaedra’, ‘Rubycon’, ‘Ricochet’, ‘Stratosfear’, ‘Encore’, ‘Cyclone’ & ‘Force Majeure’ have been remastered from the original tapes. two Blu-Ray discs feature new 5.1 surround sound versions of ‘Phaedra’, ‘Ricochet’ & the full soundtrack to ‘Oedipus Tyrannus’ – all mixed by Steven Wilson. Visual Blu-Ray material includes the 35-minute footage of their bbc concert at Coventry Cathedral, & the fascinating, previously unreleased German television documentary, ‘Signale aus der Schwäbischen Strasse’, featuring the band performing live, plus interviews. Further stereo audio content featured are three full live concerts, plus an audio-only version of the BBC Coventry Cathedral concert. there are also two CDs of stereo out-takes from the ‘Phaedra’ sessions at The Manor Studios, Oxfordshire. Accompanying Literature includes a 68-page Hard-back book containing new essay & unseen photographs, plus Sleeve notes.