Cat No: 190295024314

Muse celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Origin Of Symmetry by releasing Origin Of Symmetry: XX Anniversary RemiXX on Warner Records. The new edition features remixed and remastered audio plus re-imagined artwork and will be released on July 9th.

As the albums anniversary approached, Muse asked the Grammy-winning producer Rich Costey, who has produced or mixed material on almost every subsequent record, to revisit the original recordings. Whereas most remix albums aim to radically rework the material, or to switch to an entirely different genre, the band and Costey wanted to provide a renewed clarity with a more open, dynamic and less crushed sound. This highlights parts and ideas previously buried or muted on the original mixes, like a harpsichord on Micro Cuts and Abbey Road recorded strings on Citizen Erased, Megalomania and Space Dementia.

And thats precisely what has been achieved. From the visceral opening riff of New Born to the cinematic melancholy of the closing Megalomania via the staggering scope of fan favourite Citizen Erased, the remix unveils every facet of the albums intricate production alongside a new-found warmth. It further benefits from mastering courtesy of Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios.

 

Matt Bellamy said:

“In revisiting the album what we found was the original mixes on the singles, like Plug In Baby and Bliss, were pretty good so they were the hardest ones to improve. It was the deeper album tracks like Micro Cuts where we were able to make massive breakthroughs.”

 

The XX Anniversary RemiXX also adds Futurism to the tracklist. Originally a bonus track on the albums Japanese edition and subsequently tagged to the end of the album on streaming services, Futurism now adds a burst of energy to bridge the gap between Feeling Good and Megalomania.

Origin of Symmetry: XX Anniversary RemiXX is completed with a modernised reimagination of the albums cover art courtesy of Sujin Kim. The visual artist has created a hyper-realistic 3D rendering of William Eagers original cover image.

Origin Of Symmetry (XX Anniversary RemiXX)

£24.99

1 in stock

Format:Double LP Genre:Rock Record Label:Warner Release Date:09/07/2021
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