The box-set and the vinyl will be available on December 15th. The DVD of show 2000 will be available on its own at some point down the road.
I hope people enjoy the collection, whether newcomers or people who’ve been part of the team for years. Right now, the Sleeping Souls and I are in Texas working through the rest of the new material that will comprise my 7th album, which will be released in (hopefully) the Spring of 2018.
We have an absolute mountain of world touring plans to go with that for next year, which will be announced in good time.
I’m not entirely sure where things will go over the week, which is part of what makes it exciting to me.
The first pile is a compilation of my favourite songs I’ve written over the past 6 records and 12 years, the original versions.
Then there are 10 new recordings, which are rearrangements of old songs – new approaches, documents of live versions and so on.
Songwriting is the thing I spend the vast majority of my waking life thinking about.
In the past I’ve been a little reluctant to talk about it in detail, not least because I struggled to find the right vocabulary for it.