30th ANNIVERSARY 1991-2021 • 5 DISC EDITION
Celebrating 30 years since Loreena’s award winning album propelled her onto the international stage. A deluxe limited-edition, hardback book format containing four CDs and one audio Blu-ray disc, a 32-page illustrated booklet, and hours of previously unreleased content, including the first-ever surround sound mixes of Loreena’s music. READ MORE
A bonus hand-autographed 5” x 7” postcard is included exclusively for customers purchasing directly from the ARTIST STORE. Not available to customers of other retailers, including Amazon.
Disc One contains the original recording, remastered in 2004
Hand-autographed 5"x7" postcard
exclusively for direct from artist customers
NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH RETAILERS
Disc Four features a binaural headphone mix as well as a soundboard recording of previously unreleased 2016 trio performances. READ MORE
Disc Three a 1991 interview with journalist Tim Wilson and a previously unreleased 2020 round-table discussion with Loreena and colleagues.
Disc Two includes two archival performances: from The CBC and NPR's World Cafe in 1992
Disc Five consists of a Blu-ray audio with three different formats: Dolby Atmos, 5.1 surround sound and a hi-res stereo versionn. READ MORE
In Her Own Words
Loreena takes the listener on a track-by-track journey through the story of the songs of The Visit in anticipation of the five disc, 30th Anniversary set The Visit: The Definitive Edition. Avaiilable on Spotify, Apple Music and other services here.
Loreena talks with Echoes host John Diliberto, telling epic tales of “The Lady of Shalott” and “All Souls Night.” The album took the burgeoning Celtic craze of the 80s and launched it into a global fusion behind her eastern inflected arrangements, soaring soprano voice and ancient tales from Celtic realms. Loreena and John catch up and look back on a signature work on Echoes. READ MORE
The Eclectic Light Show
Loreena celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of her seminal album The Visit in an exclusive interview with The Eclectic Light Show with Mandy Morton, in which she discusses her musical inspirations, her concerns over multi media platforms, the technical revolution involved in creating the new four disc definitive edition of the album, and her plans for future tours. LISTEN via MIXCLOUD
WE LOOK BACK
We're looking back with fond memories to the time of The Visit, beginning with a feature article and interview with Loreena's long-time band member Brian Hughes who worked on the album with Loreena. Check back as we share our stories and memories.
Guitarist Brian Hughes ‘unclassifiable’
Accomplished musician/producer has worked with Loreena for 34 years
A love of music and the evolution of technology
Award-winning sound engineer reflects on a fulfilling career
A sophisticated and enhanced listening experience
In addition to celebrating 30 years, The Visit: The Definitive Edition marks Loreena’s first-ever surround sound mixes, bringing listeners a whole new, sophisticated and enhanced experience.
The anniversary package includes a Blu-ray audio disc with the original recording rendered in Dolby Atmos®, 5.1 surround sound and a hi-res stereo version.
For customers without a Blu-ray player and sound system, a binaural headphone mix of the original recording can be found on disc four and enjoyed through a standard CD player. These binaural mixes offer listeners a similar experience to surround sound, using stereo headphones.
Dolby has developed this new immersive format, Atmos, that provides the listener with a musical experience comparable to three-dimensional sound experienced in modern cinemas.
The 5.1 mix is presented in the older, five-speaker plus subwoofer surround sound format with which most home cinema and surround sound aficionados will be more familiar.
The hi-res stereo mix is an uncompressed audio format that allows listeners to enjoy the original stereo mix in a resolution that comes closest to the original stereo studio masters.
The surround mixes were created by the three-time Juno winning engineer Jeff Wolpert at his Dolby Atmos® Studio Desert Fish in Toronto, Canada. Jeff also engineered the original recording of The Visit in 1991.
Multi-award winning engineer, mixer, producer, editor, and educator Jeff Wolpert, Desert Fish Studios, Toronto, Canada
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