Gilead Media Release:
Empyrean gatefold LP
- Format(s): vinyl
- Release Date: September 18th, 2012
- Status: available
First pressing: 700 on 180g black
Second pressing: 300 on clear
RE-PRESS AVAILABLE NOW. 300 COPIES ON CLEAR VINYL.
Before I Am Legion was even complete the band approached me about working with them to do the vinyl edition of their Prosthetic Records debut. I was on board immediately, before even hearing the tracks. I knew what they were working on was far beyond what we had released prior, and couldn’t wait to hear it. I certainly was NOT let down. Everything about this record blew away my expectations. Then came Reuben’s artwork, which fit perfectly and made the overall release look absolutely stunning. I don’t oftentimes do a gatefold jacket for a single LP, especially a Stoughton tip-on jacket. But this was worth it, and really drives home the beauty of the record.
Reuben’s artwork is a take on Gustave Doré’s Empyrean image from The Divine Comedy.
Somehow this has managed to be the best sounding record I’ve ever released. I’m not sure how, but the first time I put the needle on this record I was floored.