Pure Reason Revolution announce The Dark Third reissue

Pure Reason Revolution
Pure Reason Revolution (Image credit: Enrico Policardo)

Pure Reason Revolution have revealed they’ll reissue their 2006 debut album The Dark Third later this year.

The re-release will arrive on October 16 through InsideOut Music on limited edition 2CD Digipak, gatefold 180 gram 2LP/2CD and on digital and streaming platforms and it'll feature bonus tracks from the period the album was recorded.

Pure Reason Revolution’s Jon Courtney says: “Truly delighted the reissue of The Dark Third is coming out.

“Reading Gerard de Nerval and getting submerged in surrealist literature, meeting new friends at the University Of Westminster with a shared set of influences, along with Chloe Alper and Andrew Courtney from our home town of Reading, The Dark Third era was a thrilling creative time. 

“We precociously muddled our way through the technology – our ambition and imaginations knew no boundaries and ‘no boundaries’ became our manifesto. 

“Almost 20 years on from the first demos, we’re extremely happy the music is still exciting, connects and sounds relevant.”

Alper adds: “In many ways The Dark Third was a seminal record for Pure Reason Revolution that marked our first big statement to the world. It shaped us and what we would become, and as such, we feel it is a very important record. I love this record and feel tremendously proud to see it reissued.”

The Dark Third reissue will feature new packaging with new liner notes from the band, with a limited orange vinyl edition available to pre-order direct from the band, and a yellow vinyl edition from the InsideOut Music store.

Pure Reason Revolution released Eupnea earlier this year – their first album since 2010’s Hammer And Anvil.

Pure Reason Revolution: The Dark Third Reissue

1. Aeropause
2. Goshen’s Remains
3. Apprentice Of The Universe
4. The Bright Ambassadors Of Morning
5. Nimos And Tambos
6. Voices In Winter/In The Realms Of The Divine
7. Bullitts Dominae
8. Arrival/The Intention Craft
9. He Tried To Show Them Magic/Ambassadors Return
10. Asleep Under Eiderdown

1. In Aurélia  
2. Borgens Vor
3. The Exact Colour
4. The Twyncyn/Trembling Willows
5. Golden Clothes 

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