Anberlin have announced the re-release of their 2012 album, Vital, in the from of a deluxe special edition, titled Devotion: Vital.
More and more it seems bands are releasing phenomenal albums only to follow them up a year or so later with a reworked version of that very same material plus a few extra b-sides, live cuts, or remixes for a quick cash-in; It's a trend that seems to be more of a burden than a curse for devote followers and music fans who want nothing more than a complete discography.
Fortunately, Anberlin know how to spoil their fans, showing just how magical a deluxe special edition can be with the pending release of Devotion: Vital.
For starters, the three-disc package begins with a revamped version of the band's sixth studio album, Vital, complete with seven new tracks--four b-sides and three entirely new tunes--interwoven into the original album's track listing, a la Chiodos's deluxe version of Bone Palace Ballet: The Grand Coda. And that's only disc one.
Disc two will feature 13 remixed versions of the original 11 tracks as well as two of the b-sides. Finally, in addition to two full cd's worth of music, totaling at 31 tracks, Devotion: Vital, will also feature a full, 13-track live dvd. The set, shot at The Music Hall of Williamsburg this past fall on the band's acoustic tour, contains stripped-down and live versions of fan favorites new and old such as "Dismantle, Repair," "The Unwinding Cable Car," and of course, "Feel Good Drag."
Fans who couldn't make it to the past fall acoustic shows, or those itching to relive the moment, can check out the premiere of the band's single, "Impossible," over at Alternative Press.
Devotion: Vital is slated for release on October 15th, and pre-orders are live.
A full press release, complete with Anberlin tour details and dates, can be scoped below.
Florida rockers Anberlin announce a new label partnership with
Big3 Records, through Sony/RED Distribution. The band will release
a collection containing unreleased, remixed, and brand new material
on October 15th, titled "Devotion: Vital Special Edition." The new two-
album collection consists of a special edition of Vital with new songs,
and Live from the Music Hall of Williamsburg, from the band's acoustic
tour. That set contains over 30 tracks. Also available, a three album
Devotion Deluxe Edition, containing 44 tracks, which also includes
a live acoustic tour DVD.
The band will also hit the road this fall with The Maine, the co-
headline tour begins October 2nd in Albuquerque and will wrap
in Orlando on November 5th (full list of dates below). Anberlin’s
live show is a force to be reckoned with. Such a massive part
of the band’s continued success and the basis of their creative
inspiration; their live performances manage to exude warmth
and intimacy regardless of venue.
Anberlin is Stephen Christian (vocals), Joseph Milligan (guitar),
Deon Rexroat (bass), Nathan Young (drums), and Christian
FALL TOUR WITH THE MAINE
10/2 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
10/3 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
10/4 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
10/5 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
10/6 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
10/8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mayan Theatre
10/9 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10/11 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/12 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10/14 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
10/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
10/16 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
10/18 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
10/19 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
10/20 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
10/21 - Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
10/23 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/25 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
10/26 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
10/27 - Altoona, PA - Penn State Altoona
10/29 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
10/30 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
11/1 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
11/4 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
11/5 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues