Drive Home

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Drive Home
Steven Wilson Drive Home DVD cover.jpg
EP by
Released21 October 2013 (2013-10-21)
RecordedStudio tracks: East West Studios, Los Angeles, 15–21 September 2012
Live tracks: Hugenottenhalle, Frankfurt, 23 March 2013
GenreProgressive rock, jazz fusion
Length62:24 (DVD/Blu-ray)
50:22 (CD)
LabelKscope
ProducerSteven Wilson, Alan Parsons
Steven Wilson chronology
The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
(2013)
Drive Home
(2013)
Hand. Cannot. Erase.
(2015)

Drive Home is an EP released by British musician Steven Wilson, featuring music videos, previously unreleased tracks, and live renditions of several songs recorded at Hugenottenhalle, Frankfurt on 23 March 2013. The EP, which was released on 21 October 2013, was available in two versions: DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
PopMatters7/10[3]

Thom Jurek of AllMusic praised the title track's "gorgeous meld of Pink Floyd's nocturnal atmospherics, the Moody Blues' melodic majesty, sprawling guitar solos, and Alan Parsons' crystalline production", while also describing the live tracks as "killer readings" which the band members "take ... far outside their studio boundaries." Although the EP would seem to be "for hardcore Wilson fans only, the video disc is alone worth the price of admission", according to Jurek.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steven Wilson.[4]

DVD/Blu-ray
No.TitleLength
1."Drive Home" (music video)8:22
2."The Raven that Refused to Sing" (music video)7:48
3."The Holy Drinker" (live in Frankfurt)10:22
4."Insurgentes" (live in Frankfurt)4:27
5."The Watchmaker" (live in Frankfurt)11:50
6."The Raven that Refused to Sing" (live in Frankfurt)8:09
7."The Birthday Party" (5.1 surround audio) 
8."The Raven that Refused to Sing" (orchestral version, 5.1 surround audio) 
CD
No.TitleLength
1."Drive Home" (edit)4:08
2."The Birthday Party"3:46
3."The Raven that Refused to Sing" (orchestral version)7:29
4."The Holy Drinker" (live in Frankfurt)10:25
5."Insurgentes" (live in Frankfurt)4:30
6."The Watchmaker" (live in Frankfurt)11:52
7."The Raven that Refused to Sing" (live in Frankfurt)8:12

Sources:[1][4]

Personnel[edit]

Musicians

Additional personnel

Production

  • Steven Wilson – production, mixing
  • Alan Parsons – associate producer, recording engineer
  • Brendan Dekora – assistant engineer

Videos

  • "Drive Home" – directed by Jess Cope; produced by Tom Kaye; edited by Topher Holland
  • "The Raven that Refused to Sing" – directed by Jess Cope and Simon Cartwright; produced by Tom Kaye; edited by Topher Holland
  • Live tracks – directed and edited by Bernhard Baran/B-light-pictures; cameras operated by Rüdiger Jonitz, Jochen Fink, Bernhard Baran, Dirk Meissner, Olof Kreidl, Philipp Werle, Manuel Theobald, Simon Loge

Other

  • Hajo Mueller – illustrations
  • Carl Glover – design
  • Ray Shulman (at I-sonic) – Blu-ray/DVD authoring

Source:[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 158
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 45
Scottish Albums (OCC)[7] 77
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 68
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[9] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Steven Wilson premiere: Drive Home". Classic Rock. 20 September 2013. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Drive Home - Steven Wilson". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  3. ^ Ezell, Brice (10 January 2014). "Steven Wilson: Drive Home (EP) | PopMatters". popmatters.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Drive Home liner notes.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Steven Wilson – Drive Home" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Steven Wilson – Drive Home" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 September 2018.