Steven Wilson / To The Bone Blu-ray

The blu-ray edition of Steven Wilson‘s forthcoming album, To The Bone, is now available for pre-order.

This edition contains a 96/24 hi-res 5.1 surround sound mix of the album, a hi-res stereo mix and an hi-res instrumental version of To The Bone.

Strictly speaking, this isn’t a blu-ray audio, since it does contain video content – and rather good content at that. Lasse Hoile’s documentary Ask Me Nicely – The Making of To The Bone clocks in at 85 minutes and this edition comes with two promo videos.

You do pay a slight premium for this format, but with so much great content you do wonder why anyone would bother with the humble CD.

To The Bone will be issued on 18 August 2017. You can read about other formats and the box set if you head to this post.

For a limited time the SDE shop has SIGNED copies of this blu-ray. Order here.

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To The Bone - blu-ray edition


On the blu-ray

  • To the Bone 96/24 high resolution stereo mix
  • To the Bone 96/24 high resolution instrumental mix
  • To the Bone 96/24 high resolution 5.1 surround sound mix
  • Promo videos for 2 of the songs
  • “Ask Me Nicely – The Making of To the Bone”, 85 minute documentary shot by Lasse Hoile over a period of 3 months

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Tom Stazer

I had ordered the blu ray from amazon but their info has been updated to say it is region B2. I can’t risk that it’s just a typo, so i guess Burning Shed is my only option?


Where can I find the deluxe edition after it was sold out?


Burning Shed have the Blu Ray for 13.99 UK Pounds !


Box set ordered through universal and tickets for the Marseille, Milan and Royal Albert Hall shows booked ..call me à fan or….but i don t care about 5.1 or high res ..stéréo is enough …will buy the vinyl too…as for Hand Cannot Erase


Having invested in 7.1 surround sound equipment, it does seem daft to buy stuff in plain-ole stereo if the artiste/record company is going to offer it in a higher rez format – even the Grace Jones ones sounded much punchier (and, i’m not decrying GJ at all – just that taking into account that some of the stuff dates from the 70s) and the addition of the instrumental mix is a great bonus (always was a big fan of the instrumental PT pieces).
And with the cost of 7.1 and Blu-ray dropping considerably, I would recommend upgrading to every reader of SDE – even to listen to the post-punk clatter that I usually do.


I’m a fan of surround mixes, but the reality is, stereo is how much of the music we listen to was conceived. Surround isn’t always the best way to hear things. Take for example David Bowie’s surround sound version of the Young Americans album – it’s got some great moments, but the track “Fascination” somehow fails to gel and sound coherent.

In an age where Vinyl is coming back, surround sound is a “nice to have”, but for many, not essential.

Having said all that – I personally love a surround mix if it’s done right. The inclusion of a surround mix is certainly enough to make me buy again in some cases.

Dan T.

85 minutes! Wow, that’s pretty much a full feature-length film. Nice.

The instrumental version will be nice too – I’m not a fan of Ninet’s voice.

Thanks Paul!

Wayne Smith

Fascinating people’s different reactions. I absolutely LOVE Ninet’s voice :-)