Sleep's "Dopesmoker" Album To See Cassette, Vinyl Re-Release
It’s now been nearly one year since Southern Lord Recordings was bestowed the honor of releasing Sleep’s legendary "Dopesmoker" album. Now, the label has seen fit to repress the vinyl edition again, just in time for the one year anniversary (April 20th, 2013). Additionally, the label has committed the album to cassette.
The Southern Lord version of "Dopesmoker" features brand new artwork by longtime Sleep artist, Arik Roper, who created something specifically special for the album’s rebirth. The following press release was also issued about the re-release:
"The biggest difference between this new version and the old releases is the phenomenal remastering job by Brad Boatright. His vision was to enhance the original recording without changing it drastically. What he has done makes this epic opus sound invigorated, more powerful with renewed clarity and unbelievably mammoth. His work was enthusiastically approved by the band and considering how focused, vigilant and protective of their masterpiece the band is, that is nothing short of a miracle.
"Southern Lord worked painstakingly close with the band to make sure that this reissue was done correctly. It would have been completely unacceptable to cut corners or do anything that would not give this album the full respect it rightfully deserves. It meant everything to the label that Sleep was 100% satisfied with the result of all the hard work and in fact has dubbed this thee ultimate version of the album."
Ordering information on the re-release of "Dopesmoker" can be found right here.
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