Nearly 15 years on from its original release, Pure Reason Revolution’s much-lauded debut album ‘The Dark Third’ will be reissued as a Limited Edition 2CD Digipak & a Gatefold 180g 2LP+2CD on October 16th, 2020.

Jon Courtney comments: “Truly delighted the reissue of ‘The Dark Third’ is coming out. Reading Gerard de Nerval & getting submerged in surrealist literature, meeting new friends at the University of Westminster with a shared set of influences, along with Chlöe & Andrew from our home town, Reading, TDT era was a thrilling creative time. We precociously muddled our way through the technology; our ambition & imaginations knew no boundaries, and “No boundaries” became our manifesto. Almost twenty years on from the first demos, we’re extremely happy the music is still exciting, connects and sounds relevant.”
Chloë Alper adds: “In many ways The Dark Third was a seminal record for Pure Reason Revolution that marked our first big statement to the world. It shaped us and what we would become, and as such, we feel it is a very important record. I love this record and feel tremendously proud to see it reissued.”
The reissues come in all new packaging, and feature new liner notes from band members Jon Courtney and Chloë Alper, as well as producer Paul Northfield. The CD edition features the album plus bonus tracks from the same period, and the LP edition features the album plus selected bonus tracks including the first vinyl appearance of the track ‘Golden Clothes’. It has also been newly remastered especially for the LP format. Pre-order now, including a limited orange vinyl edition direct from the band, and a yellow edition from the InsideOut shop:
The track-listing is as follows:
2.Goshen’s Remains
3.Apprentice of the Universe
4.The Bright Ambassadors of morning
5.Nimos and Tambos
6.Voices in Winter/In The Realms of the Divine
7.Bullitts Dominae
8.Arrival/The Intention Craft
9.He Tried to Show Them Magic/Ambassadors Return
10.Asleep Under Eiderdown  CD2:
1.In Aurélia  
2.Borgens Vor
3.The Exact Colour
4.The Twyncyn/Trembling Willows
5.Golden Clothes  
Side A 1.Aeropause
2.Goshen’s Remains
3.Apprentice of the Universe  
Side B 1.The Bright Ambassadors of Morning
2.Nimos and Tambos
3.Voices in Winter/In The Realms of the Divine  
Side C 1.Bullitts Dominae
2.Arrival/The Intention Craft
3.He Tried To Show Them Magic/Ambassadors Return
4.Asleep Under Eiderdown  
Side D 1.In Aurélia
2.Golden Clothes
3.The Exact Colour
4.The Twyncyn/Trembling Willows  
Originally released back in 2006 on Sony BMG, the record was produced by Paul Northfield (Rush, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater), and features some of the bands best-loved tracks including ‘He Tried To Show Them Magic’, ‘The Intention Craft’ & ‘The Bright Ambassadors of Morning’. Watch the video for the latter here:
Pure Reason Revolution’s first new studio album in nearly 10 years, ‘Eupnea’, was released in April. Watch the video for the track ‘Ghosts & Typhoons’ here:
‘Eupnea’ is available as a Limited CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP + CD (with etching on Side D) and as a digital album. Get your copy now here:
The album received fantastic reviews, find a selection of them below:
“The regenerated PRR are breathing easy.”Classic Rock
“an album of the year”Get Into This
“Pure Reason Revolution inhabit a sound uniquely their own.”Sonic Perspectives
“Eupnea will surely be remembered as PRR’s magnum opus and one of the best albums of 2020.”The Prog Report
“jumping from elegance to whirlwind energy with no alert.”Distorted Sound
Pure Reason Revolution originally parted ways in November 2011 following touring in support of their 2010 album ‘Hammer and Anvil’. Since then, Jon Courtney started Bullet Height and released their debut album ‘No Atonement’ in 2017, while Chloë Alper began a new band called Tiny Giant as well as playing live with the likes of Charli XCX and James.
The band originally formed back in 2003, releasing their much-loved debut album ‘The Dark Third’ in 2006 via Sony BMG. They went on to release the albums ‘Amor Vincit Omnia’ in 2009 and ‘Hammer and Anvil’ in 2010.

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