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A Kscope label CD release of Lumen, a recording of the solitary Steve Jansen/Richard Barbieri concert from 1st November 1996.
Performing songs from the duo's Stone To Flesh, Stories Across Borders and Beginning To Melt albums, the show was recorded at the Milky Way as part of the famous Dutch Magazine OOR's 25th anniversary celebrations. Jansen and Barbieri were joined on stage by Mick Karn and Steven Wilson.
Although the concert wasn't intentionally recorded for release, after hearing back the direct line stereo mix, Jansen and Barbieri decided it contained elements that brought the studio versions to life in a unique way. There were no options to alter anything from the 1996 mix, but pleased with the recording, the duo released it as a limited edition run of 500 cassettes in the late 1990s.
All that is heard on Lumen is what happened on the night, warts and all. Lumen is, in every sense, a true live album.
The bonus track Crossing The Border was recorded during the Stories Across Borders sessions. The track was rediscovered earlier this year as a rough mix and has been sonically embellished by Steve Jansen.
CD in digipak
1. Sleepers Awake (8:08)
2. When Things Dream (3:15)
3. Lumen (3:37)
4. The Night Gives Birth (4:58)
5. Long Tales, Tall Shadows (5:14)
6. Beginning To Melt (11:30)
7. Crossing The Border (4:51)