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Devin Townsend launches new live album with acoustic clip of Hyperdrive from Leeds

Devin Townsend
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Devin Townsend has announced a series of of live albums, quarantine albums, and generally interesting projects to keep people entertained while he’s busy working on larger releases. 

First up is Devolution Series #1 - Acoustically Inclined, Live In Leeds, which has previously only been available in video form. It will be released through InsideOut, and he's also released a live clip of Hyperdrive from the Leeds show from 2019. You can watch the video, and see the artwork and tracklisting below.

“So we bring to you the Devolution Series, a grouping of oddities and interesting material that I would like people to hear, but don’t necessarily want to present as a ‘major release’," Townsend explains. "The series will include all the quarantine songs and concerts, as well as various live shows from the past few years.

"The first release is a remixed and remastered version of the Live In Leeds show that was originally on the Empath Ultimate Edition. It was a cool acoustic show that deserves to be heard I think, so we can use this as an introduction to the series.

"I am currently deep in the writing of my new projects and am very excited to be doing so. Thanks for facilitating my ability to do that, and I hope you enjoy the Devolution Series.” 

Devolution Series #1 - Acoustically Inclined, Live in Leeds will be available as Ltd. CD digipak, 180g gatefold double LP (including the album on CD) and as a digital album.

Pre-order Devolution Series #1 - Acoustically Inclined, Live In Leeds.

Devin Townsend

(Image credit: InsideOut Music)

Devin Townsend: Devolution Series #1 - Acoustically Inclined, Live in Leeds
1. Intro
2. Let it Roll
3. Funeral
4. Deadhead
5. Ih-Ah!
6. Love?
7. Hyperdrive
8. Terminal
9. Coast
10. Solar Winds
11. Thing Beyond Things

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.