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Alternative 4

Anathema

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
August 11th, 1998
Catalog ID:
CDVILE 73
Label:
Peaceville Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
5 reviews (avg. 87%)
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2. Fragile Dreams 05:32   Show lyrics
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3. Empty 03:00   Show lyrics
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4. Lost Control 05:50   Show lyrics
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5. Re-Connect 03:52   Show lyrics
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6. Inner Silence 03:08   Show lyrics
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7. Alternative 4 06:18   Show lyrics
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8. Regret 07:58   Show lyrics
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9. Feel 05:28   Show lyrics
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10. Destiny 02:14   Show lyrics
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Band members
Vincent Cavanagh Vocals, Guitars
Shaun Steels Drums
Duncan Patterson Bass, Keyboards, Piano
Danny Cavanagh Guitars, Keyboards, Piano
Guest/Session
Andy Duncan Drum Loops (Track 3)
George Rucci Violin
Miscellaneous staff
Duncan Patterson Cover Concept
Tim Spear Cover Art
Noel Summerville Mastering
Doug Cook Mixing (assistant)
Simon Dawson Engineering (assistant)
Kit Woolven Producer, Mixing
Lili Wilde Photography (Band)
Vincent Cavanagh Vocals, Guitars
Shaun Steels Drums
Duncan Patterson Bass, Keyboards, Piano
Danny Cavanagh Guitars, Keyboards, Piano
Andy Duncan Drum Loops (Track 3)
George Rucci Violin
Duncan Patterson Cover Concept
Tim Spear Cover Art
Noel Summerville Mastering
Doug Cook Mixing (assistant)
Simon Dawson Engineering (assistant)
Kit Woolven Producer, Mixing
Lili Wilde Photography (Band)
Read Anathema - Alternative 4 70% ConorFynes January 10th, 2011
Read Try not to enjoy it too much! 87% Epidia August 25th, 2008
Read A Song About Fragile Dreams. 90% Perplexed_Sjel March 2nd, 2008
Read Anathema reaches the top 97% Marx_Rattlehead November 6th, 2006
Read A very good alternative indeed 89% stefan86 November 11th, 2004

* Japanese and German versions have an orchestral version of "The Silent Enigma" as a bonus track.

Japanese release date was August 25th.

Produced by Kit Woolven.
Assistant Engineer - Simon Dawson.
Assisted by Doug Cook.
Mastered at Transfermation by Noel Summerville.
All tracks published by Vile Music.
Piano and keyboards played by D. Cavanagh & D. Patterson.
Charming violin played by George Rucci.
Drum loops on "Empty" programmed by Andy Duncan.
Front cover artwork by Tim Spear.
Cover concept by D. Patterson.
Band photography by Lili Wilde.

Digitally re-mastered version re-released by Peaceville in 2003 with the following bonus tracks:
11. Your Possible Pasts (Pink Floyd cover) (4:28)
12. One of the Few (Pink Floyd cover) (1:50)
13. Better Off Dead (Bad Religion cover) (4:21)
14. Goodbye Cruel World (Pink Floyd cover) (1:39)

These 3 last tracks are sometimes mistaken for the ones on a supposed My Dying Bride / Anathema split that does NOT exist. In fact, they are taken from the 1998 Peaceville compilation titled "Peaceville X" and are, respectively, track 1, 5 and 14.

The album title refers to the "Alternative 3" television programme and book. In interviews, the band mentioned that they found "Alternative 3" too depressing so they came up with "Alternative 4", which is the album concept.

Recording information:

Recorded at the Windings Jan / Feb '98.
Mixed at Parkgate by Kit Woolven.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 5020157107327

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