Andy Summers‘ latest solo album, Triboluminescence, was released on CD and digitally in March, and now the Police guitarist has issued a limited-edition two-LP version of the record on colored vinyl.
The double-LP, which is pressed on orange vinyl, features nine more tracks than the original standard CD version of Triboluminescence, four of which also appear on the digital release.
Regarding his decision to put out an expanded version of his album, Summers says, “Paring my favorite material from the sessions down to CD length was a challenge, and inevitably something doesn’t get included — and it always hurts!”
He adds, “When we were ready to produce the vinyl edition, we had the CD track list that we were happy with, but it was too long to fit on a single LP, so we would need to issue it as a double album on vinyl regardless. That opened up the opportunity for us to revisit some of the compositions that had been cut, in order to fill two full discs.”
The guitarist notes, “This gives listeners a closer look inside the process for this album, and the space I was exploring with this material.”
Summers also points out that issuing a two-LP edition of Triboluminescence gave him the chance to augment the packaging with photographs he took in Morocco, Africa, China, Southeast Asia and other locations, which he says reflects the global influences of the music.
The album is collection of instrumentals that incorporate a variety of World Music sounds.
Here’s the track list of the two-LP version of Triboluminescence:
“Pukul Bunye Bunye”
“Sam and Janet”*
“Help from Jupiter”*
“Better than Earth”*
“Do Aliens Really Eat Dark Carbon”*
“Cool Red Dwarf”*
“Garden of the Sea”
* = not featured on original CD version.
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