PAIN OF SALVATION 12:5 PROMO CD + press release. unplugged live!


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12:5 = Live album by Pain of Salvation
Released: February 2004
Recorded: Eskilstuna, 12 May 2003
Genre: Progressive rock
Length: 60:40
Label: InsideOut Music CD Album Promo. Cardboard Sleeve
Producer: Pain of Salvation
Matrix / Runout: 50995933/085-60552 02
Other: LC 01414
Barcode: 693723605524


12:5 is Pain of Salvations first live album. It was released in 2004 and was recorded from a concert in the bands home town of Eskilstuna, Sweden on 12 May (12.5), 2003. It was an “unplugged” show, meaning that there were only acoustic instruments, i.e. no electric guitars; grand piano and harpsichord (instead of synthesizers). It features songs from all the bands albums to that date except One Hour by the Concrete Lake.

The songs of 12:5 are not simply the original studio versions played with acoustic instruments. Most have been rearranged and have new parts layered over the top of old ones. The reasoning behind this is that the band did not want to simply release “Pain of Salvation Live”, but rather a performance of the band taking a more personal and different approach to the material. Reactions to the album were mainly positive, and the band was applauded for its ability to re-interpret their own material. Of particular note is the 12:5 version of “Ashes” which begins with its original intro (in A minor), but then continues in an uplifting major key.
“Reconciliation” contains a short excerpt from the Imperial March theme from the Star Wars trilogy.

Track listing:
Book I: Genesis
1. “Brickwork Part I (Leaving Entropia T5 A)” 5:44
2. “Brickwork Part II (This Heart of Mine T5)” 2:35
3. “Brickwork Part III (Song for the Innocent T5)” 1:23
4. “Brickwork Part IV (Descend 1)” 0:37
5. “Brickwork Part V (Leaving Entropia T5 B)” 0:48
Book II: Genesister
6. “Winning a War T5” 7:52
7. “Reconciliation T5” 4:22
8. “Dryad of the Woods T5” 5:37
9. “Oblivion Ocean T5” 5:18
10. “Undertow T5” 5:46
11. “Chainsling T5” 4:25
Book III: Genesinister
12. “Brickwork Part VI (Ascend 1)” 1:39
13. “Brickwork Part VII (Ascend 2)” 1:19
14. “Brickwork Part VIII (Second Love)” 4:12
15. “Brickwork Part IX (Ashes T5)” 5:12
16. “Brickwork Part X (Descend 2)” 3:51
At the actual concert the band played an encore song, “Ashes” (in the original key).

Daniel Gildenlöw lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Fredrik Hermansson grand piano, harpsichord
Johan Hallgren acoustic guitar, backing vocals (lead vocals on Chain Sling chorus)
Johan Langell drums, backing vocals
Kristoffer Gildenlöw acoustic bass, cello, backing vocals


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