Napalm Records has announced Devin Townsend Project’s limited vinyl collection Eras Part II will be released August 31, 2018. According to Napalm, the collection includes Ocean Machine (2LP), Infinity (LP), Terria (LP) and Synestra (2LP).
The LPs will come packaged in a flip cover and 180-gram vinyl. Additionally, the collection features a sturdy slipcase and a comprehensive booklet with photos, liner notes and lyrics. The albums in the new collection have long been out of print and can be extremely expensive to purchase. Napalm has announced the collection is limited to 2500 units worldwide.
Eras Part I was released June 8, and includes seven LPs released from 2009-2011. According to Blabbermouth, Townsend said of Part I, “The Devin Townsend Project, although it went further than I had originally planned, began life as these four albums: Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost. The music evolved in line with a period of intense personal growth, and the albums in chronological order were meant to illustrate that change. The number of people involved with this was extensive, and the journey was one that defined my career in ways I cannot over express. These four albums are really what the Devin Townsend Project was about.”
According to Townsend’s Twitter thread, the artist seemed unaware Napalm had announced which albums would be included in Eras Part II but said the albums included on the second collection are “thematically” linked and “Eras 2 has more elemental themes.”
Townsend has been busy lately. In 2016, the artist released Transcendence to critical acclaim and went on to embark on a world tour during which he performed his second studio album, Ocean Machine, which was recorded and will be released as a 3CD/2DVD/Blu-Ray artbook July 6, 2018.
Yes, thematically. Eras 2 has more elemental themes.
— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) June 18, 2018
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat