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Dream Theater

The Astonishing (double cd / quadruple vinyl box set pre-orders)

Dream Theater are back and in a big way.

34 tracks spread across 2 Acts and written around a 'retro-future post-apocalyptic' story created by band member John Petrucci, The Astonishing finds DT working alongside orchestras and choirs on the most ambitious album project of the band's long career.

Available as a double cd digipak edition and a deluxe quadruple vinyl box set version (12" x 12" hard slipcase including 4 x 180g black vinyl in 2 gatefold jackets with inserts, plus a double-sided 18" x 24" map of The Great Northern Empire of the Americas).

Pre-order for 29th January release (double cd) and 4th March release (quadruple vinyl box set).

Steve Jansen & Richard Barbieri

Lumen (cd pre-order)

A Kscope label CD release of Lumen, a recording of the solitary Steve Jansen/Richard Barbieri concert from 1st November 1996.

The duo were joined on stage by Mick Karn and Steven Wilson. This edition includes the bonus track, Crossing The Border.

CD in digipak sleeve with an 8 page colour booklet featuring cover artwork designed by Carl Glover.

Pre-order for 12th February release.

Porcupine Tree

Stupid Dream (cd pre-order)

The 2006 remix of PT's 1999 studio album, presented in a sleevepac.

Includes a 16 page colour booklet featuring redesigned artwork and images by Lasse Hoile and Carl Glover.

Pre-order for 8th January release.

bass communion

ghosts on magnetic tape (cd)

Now in its fifth pressing, Ghosts On Magnetic Tape remains the best selling Bass Communion release, and is rated by some people (including SW himself) to be one of his best albums, becoming quietly influential in the experimental music scene.

Mid-price single CD version, now in a digipak.

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The deluxe double Tonefloat label vinyl versions of bass communion's II, ghosts on magnetic tape and molotov and haze are also back in stock and shipping now.

Hugh Cornwell

Anthology - Aberdeen Acoustic (dvd pre-order)

Recorded at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen in December 2013, this typically engaging acoustic performance by Hugh Cornwell includes a song from every official Stranglers album up to 1990 and every HC solo album, and features material running from Rattus Norvegicus IV in 1977 through to Totem & Taboo in 2012.

DVD (PAL, Region 0) in digipak.

Pre-order for January 8th release.


Issue 62 (magazine with cd pre-order)

Issue 62 of Prog contains the 100 greatest prog artists ever as voted for by readers and fellow musicians. The likes of Ian Anderson, Keith Emerson and Derek Shulman explain their choices.

Also includes interviews with Nick Mason, Dream Theater, Andy Summers, Billy Sherwood (on the future of Yes), Irmin Schmidt, Downes/Braide, Thieves' Kitchen, Crippled Black Phoenix and others, plus the critic's list of 2015's best releases.

The covermount cd features The Enid, Edison's Children and more.

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Selling England By The Pound (deluxe vinyl)

Deluxe version of Genesis's brilliant studio release from 1973 on 180g heavyweight vinyl in cover art faithfully reproduced from its original source.

Featuring audiophile half-speed mastering from the 2008 Nick Davis mix. 2014 US import Rhino label edition.

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Burning Shed

Christmas Ordering Dates

These are our last recommended ordering dates (N.B. not the last posting dates):

South/Central America and Caribbean: Monday 23rd November
Far and Middle East, Asia, Russia: Monday 30th November
Eastern Europe: Monday 7th December
USA: Monday 7th December
Western Europe: Thursday 10th December
UK: Thursday 17th December

We cannot guarantee delivery times especially over the holiday period, so please order as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

As usual the Burning Shed elves will be getting some well-earned R&R over the holidays. We will be closed for shipping from the evening of Friday 18th December until Monday 4th January 2016.

During the break we will only be answering emails sporadically. Orders will be shipped when we return but please allow extra time while we catch up and remember, downloads are always available 365/24/7.