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Gavin Harrison debut album to get 25th anniversary reissue

Gavin Harrison
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King Crimson, Porcupine Tree and The Pineapple Thief dummer Gavin Harrison is to have his debut solo album Sanity & Gravity reissued to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The newly remastered version will be released through Kscope on January 28.

Originally released in 1997, the album featured guest appearances from former Japan members Mick Karn and Richard Barbieri as well as Harrison's future King Crimson colleague Jakko Jakszyk and former Egg and National Health man Dave Stewart. The album has become something of a cult release with the CD fetching high sums on the resale market.

“When I was originally faced with the prospect of making a 'solo' drum album I decided I would take a more experimental approach to playing my instrument, I felt there was a way to express emotion from the drums played from a more melodic point of view and compose in a way as if I were playing an instrument like a piano. I was extremely happy to collaborate with so many of my favourite musicians and that they would be open minded and sympathetic to the experimental approach. This record made so many of my rhythmic and melodic dreams come true."

The newly remastered edition will be released with an exclusive bonus track and new cover artwork for the anniversary edition and will be available on CD, LP and digitally.

Pre-order Sanity & Gravity.

Gavin Harrison

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Gavin Harrison: Sanity & Gravity
1. Aim
2. On A Wave Of Positivity
3. Dog Day
4. A Place To Stay
5. Witness (for Bobby)
6. Dearest Blood
7. Sonata in H
8. Big News For A Small Day
9. Witness (reprise)
10. Iron Horse (Bonus track)

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.