Paradise Lost - Paradise Lost

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Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition. The country music Mecca of Nashville, TN may seem an unlikely home for a progressive-edged hard rock quartet, but that didn't stop Paradise Lost. Formed in late-1985 under the name Audience, the group's core shared a mixed bag of influences including Yes, Journey, The Police, Rush, and U2-not to mention gospel, jazz, and '70s and '80s pop. The troupe rebranded itself Paradise Lost within a few short years-a banner that vocalist Dave Privett cites as "a name with some mystery that still encapsulated some of the paradoxes in our music," and eventually secured a deal with major label imprint Gold Dust Records. The undeniably unique existential passion of Paradise Lost's musical journey-heavy riffs with soaring melodies, hooks with complexity, and a heavy metal look with a philosophical twist-garnered favorable press locally and abroad; even scoring a 4K review from Kerrang's Dave Reynolds. In addition to the band's unsung classic self-titled full-length from 1989, this reissue additionally compiles previously unreleased demos and live recordings spanning 1986-1990: Paradise Lost's ear-complete history in more than 30 tracks. This deluxe edition also contains a 28 page booklet with in-depth interview, album lyrics as well as archival photos and press clippings from the band's vault. For the fans, by the fans.