- Plus 3 Bonus Live Tracks (“Sparks”, “All Lovers/Arianrhod”, “The Trauma Coil”) from Convergence XIII 2007.
- New Mastering by George Emmanuel (Pentagram Studio).
- 180 gr vinyls
The Circle Music, right after the sold-out of Gold & Deep Purple vinyl editions, proudly announces the release of Goth pioneers, Faith And The Muse - “Elyria” in a luxurious Tip On Sleeve vinyl edition.
(A tip-on record jacket involves printing the cover art on sheets of paper, then gluing those sheets to the board stock. The “tip” part of the name comes from how the paper was applied to the underlying board.)
Back in the year 1994, one of the most influential debut albums was released, leaving an indelible mark on Gothic music. Today, 27 years later, it’s still remembered for its depth and artistry.
“Elyria” consists of 14 equally enchanting musical pieces. Listening to this album, the listener can fully enjoy the raw talent of Faith And The Muse; that is, William Faith and Monica Richards, the duo who composed and performed this incredible album. The beauty hidden behind brilliant songs such as the eponymous “Elyria”, the monumental epic “All Lovers Lost”, the seductive seven-minute musical fairytale “Vervain”, the esteemed echoes of “Sparks”, the legendary “The Trauma Coil”... Elyria is both otherworldly and sophisticated.
We stop here, as there is no moment through “Elyria” that does not pulsate with inspiration and creativity. Today we are proud to release this glorious album for the first time on vinyl, completely remastered - along with the addition of three live bonus tracks from their live concert in 2007 at Convergence XIII in Portland, Oregon.
“Thy faces change: my love renames our starlit world,
The past remains forgotten by linear spite
One thousand pairs of second sight
Who through my eyes at last may see
We are divinity...
We choose to be.” (Vervain)