Weather Systems (Anathema album)

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Weather Systems
Studio album by Anathema
Released 16 April 2012
Genre Progressive rock, new prog
Length 55:44
Label Kscope
Producer Christer-André Cederberg.
Anathema chronology
Falling Deeper
(2011)
Weather Systems
(2012)
Distant Satellites
(2014)
Singles from Weather Systems
  1. "Untouchable, Part 2"
    Released: 17 September 2013[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Weather Systems is the ninth album by the British rock band Anathema. It was released on 16 April 2012 in Europe via Kscope and 24 April 2012 in the US via The End Records. The band describes the album as "not background music for parties. The music is written to deeply move the listener".[3] The album was recorded in Liverpool, North Wales and Oslo, each place significant to Anathema's past, present and future. The record was produced by band members Vincent Cavanagh and Daniel Cavanagh, as well as Christer-André Cederberg.

Recorded and released between the departure of Les Smith and the full-time joining of live member Daniel Cardoso, it is the first album of the band to not feature a full-time keyboardist since Judgement in 1999.

The album's official track list was announced on 2 February 2012.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by D. Cavanagh (except track 6, lyrics and music written by Douglas).

No. Title Length
1. "Untouchable, Part 1"   6:14
2. "Untouchable, Part 2"   5:33
3. "The Gathering of the Clouds"   3:27
4. "Lightning Song"   5:25
5. "Sunlight"   4:55
6. "The Storm Before the Calm"   9:23
7. "The Beginning and the End"   4:53
8. "The Lost Child"   7:02
9. "Internal Landscapes"   8:52
Total length:
55:44

Packaging[edit]

In the special edition, both discs come in a limited pressed hardcover digibook like their previous albums: Hindsight, We're Here Because We're Here, and Falling Deeper. Kscope store also has the standard jewel case edition with the album on CD format and no DVD. The American version of the album comes in a digisleeve.[citation needed]

The special edition DVD can only be found on the European pressing directly from Kscope. Also, the DVD features the album in 5.1 surround sound.[citation needed]

Credits[edit]

  • Daniel Cavanagh - lead vocals (5), co-lead vocals (8), electric guitars (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), acoustic guitars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), bass guitars (4, 5, 9), keyboards (1, 3, 5), piano (2, 3, 7, 8)
  • Jamie Cavanagh - bass guitars (6)
  • Vincent Cavanagh - lead vocals (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9), electric guitars (6), acoustic guitars (6), bass guitars (6), keyboards (1, 3, 5, 6, 9), programming (1, 3, 5, 6, 7), backing vocals (5)
  • John Douglas - drums (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), keyboards (6), programming (6)
  • Lee Douglas - lead vocals (4), co-lead vocals (1, 2, 3, 6, 9), backing vocals (5)
Additional personnel
  • Petter Carlsen - backing vocals (1, 2)
  • Christer-André Cederberg - bass guitars (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8), Piano (7)
  • Joe Geraci - spoken word (9)
  • Wetle Holte - drums (1, 3)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Polish Albums Chart[6] 9
Germany Albums Chart[7] 14
Finland Albums Chart[8] 15
Dutch Albums Chart[9] 18
Norway Albums Chart[10] 28
Austria Albums Chart[11] 43
France Albums Chart[12] 45
Italy Albums Chart[13] 46
UK Albums Chart[14] 50

References[edit]

External links[edit]

http://www.anathema.ws/news.cfm