Wilson, the former frontman of Porcupine Tree, edited the 1975 album with Dolby Atmos & 5.1 ambient sound. “His tone of tone and strong attention to sound quality made it possible Hands Free sounds as fresh now as the first release, ”according to a press release.
Wilson’s corrected version of Hands Free will be released with Dolby Atmos, 5.1 ambient sound and accompanied by custom animated visuals for each Blu-ray track. The original “flat” mix, original 1975 quad mix, and an instrumental mix will be included on a digipak CD.
A double vinyl album will also be released with both the original flat mix and the Steven Wilson -edited version. The initial first push will include a limited edition red version. Preliminary orders continues to now await a June 25, 2021 release.
As a preview, Gentle Giant has shared their new video for “Same as”, which you can see below.