July 27, 2015 - Fates Warning will be releasing a three CD/DVD deluxe reissue of their critically acclaimed 1997 album, A Pleasant Shade of Gray, on Oct. 2.
The album, which features Kevin Moore on keyboards, features a single song divided into 12 tracks and will be reissued by Metal Blade Records, which made the announcement earlier today on its website.
"The album is notable for its darker mood and mixture of progressive rock and metal with hints of industrial, classical, and psychedelia," Metal Blade said.
The reissue will feature the original album on the first CD, with the second CD containing a live version of the album recorded during the band’s 1998 European tour as well as a soundcheck recording of "We Only Say Goodbye" and a studio cover version of The Scorpions' "In Trance." The third CD in the package consists of demos from the pre-production and writing sessions.
Finally, the DVD portion of the set consists of two complete live performances of "A Pleasant Shade of Gray." The first is a restored and re-edited version of the band’s 1998 VHS release and the second was filmed at The Whisky in Hollywood, California, in 1999. Pre-orders as well as the first samples of music from this special edition will be available next Thursday, Aug. 6.
To view the press release from Metal Blade Records, click here: http://www.metalblade.com/us/news/fates-warning-to-reissue-a-pleasant-shade-of-gray/