A fascinating and comprehensive 6CD/DVD boxset with a 92-page book that collects studio, demo and live material from the early years of Gothic Doom Metal pioneers, Paradise Lost.
Marking 30 years since the release of the milestone that is the band’s sophomore album, ‘Gothic’, ‘The Lost and the Painless’ is an expansive 6CD/1DVD set containing the full works of both the formative and Peaceville years of the UK Gods.
The included DVD features four shows, leading with the ‘Live Death’ concert from 1989, and followed by a trilogy of captured performances between 1990 & 1991, as Paradise Lost was beginning to mark their gradual ascension with a host of now-classic tracks from their early repertoire.
Also contained in the set is a 92-page book written by prolific music journalist, Nick Ruskell, delving into those essential early years of the band, as described by vocalist Nick Holmes & guitarist Gregor Mackintosh as well as additional thoughts from a selection of prominent members of the scene. Furthermore, the book contains an amount of previously unseen photos recovered from the band’s early promo shoots with photographer Porl Medlock.