After the worldwide acclaim generated by the 2014 anthemic rock release 'Magnolia', The Pineapple Thief returned with its most ambitious studio album to date, 'Your Wilderness' (featuring Gavin Harrison on drums throughout). Hitting the charts at #7 (UK Indie), #38 (UK Vinyl), #54 (UK), #40 (NED), #48 (SWI), #57 (DE) and receiving the strongest ever support seen for a TPT record from both fans and the press, Your Wilderness has accelerated the band's following, taking them on a headline Europe tour joined by Gavin Harrison in early 2017. The album's sucess also culminated in Steven Wilson inviting frontman Bruce Soord on to his North America tour, supporting the prog legend at five shows across the U.S. with 'Your Wilderness' material.
Musically, the band's 11th studio album represents a marked change in direction and takes TPT away from Magnolia's more 'pop' orientated production. On 'Your Wilderness', the band has allowed itself -plus a dream team of contributors - to perform without any inhibitions. Bruce Soord has drawn inspiration from his Progressive roots in order to provide a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.
For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers, alongside Gavin Harrison (who has gifted some typically brilliant drum parts that have taken TPT into fresh territory), and a four-piece choir, Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) arranged and recorded string sections, Darran Charles (Godsticks) contributed additional electric guitar work, and Supertramp's John Helliwell performs some beautiful clarinet parts that bring the album to a poignant close.
Featuring conceptually sympathetic Carl Glover artwork, lyrically 'Your Wilderness' follows the journey of a parent and child and chronicles love, fear, estrangement and, ultimately, reconciliation as their lives unfold. The stunning front cover, taken from Carl Glover's personal archive of retro photos from North America, features on this special picture disc edition of 'Your Wilderness' due for release during The Pineapple Thief's Europe tour on 27th January 2017.
'Your Wilderness' was recorded, mixed and engineered at Soord Studios in Somerset and was produced by The Pineapple Thief (with the exception of the drums, which Gavin Harrison produced & engineered).
Seen as one of the most vital Rock bands the UK has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord and has continued to evolve and refine its sound throughout its existence.
Bruce Soord has also collaborated with the likes of Wisdom Of Crowds (with Katatonia's Jonas Renkse), Katatonia (joining the band on its 2014 acoustic European tour), and has created 5.1 remixes for artists such as Opeth, TesseracT, Tim Bowness and Katatonia.
- In Exile ( 05:40 )
- No Man's Land ( 04:20 )
- Tear You Up ( 04:53 )
- That Shore ( 04:36 )
- Take Your Shot ( 04:34 )
- Fend For Yourself ( 03:49 )
- The Final Thing On My Mind ( 09:52 )
- Where We Stood ( 03:46 )