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Keane / Hopes and Fears SDE-exclusive blu-ray

#21 in the SDE Surround Series

Keane / Hopes and Fears SDE-exclusive blu-ray audio

Blu-ray with Atmos, 5.1 & hi-res stereo • 2,500 units • Quick Pre-order

Keane’s debut Hopes and Fears will be issued as an SDE-exclusive blu-ray in May and is #21 in the ongoing SDE Surround Series.

The 2004 album features three UK top 10 singles in ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, ‘Everybody’s Changing’ and ‘Bedshaped’ and was a massive success. It has since gone on to sell more than 2.7m copies in the UK alone, a million copies in America and 6m worldwide.

The SDE blu-ray features a brand new Dolby Atmos Mix by David Kosten (David actually produced Keane’s last studio album Cause and Effect, and created the Atmos Mixes for Tubular Bells and No Parlez) as well as a new 5.1 mix and a 96/24 stereo mix.

I’ve mixed the whole album in Dolby Atmos, going back to the original multi-track parts to recreate the complex and multi-layered productions. It’s such an emotionally direct and deceptively simple sounding set of recordings – who knew that there were two dozen or more keyboard parts on many of the songs – synths, CP70, acoustic and electric pianos, pianettes, etc – all lovingly crafted and blended together with ridiculously fine vocals and drums”

David Kosten
Keane’s Hopes and Fears is #21 in the ongoing SDE Surround Series

Additionally, the SDE-exclusive blu-ray audio features a bonus track, the ‘lost’ song ‘Love Actually’, which was written and recorded while Keane were an unsigned band with a view to persuading Richard Curtis to use it in his 2003 romantic comedy (the band’s friend and manager Adam was working for the producer of the film). Sadly, the song was never used, with Richard Curtis recently commenting that “Everyone makes mistakes… I thought it was beautiful. I tried really hard to put it in the film – but in the end it was a little melancholy and, dare I say, a bit DEEP for the film I’d made”.

‘Love Actually’, is included in all three audio streams: Atmos, 5.1 and hi-res stereo. The region-free blu-ray audio will ship with a free SDE Surround Series slipcase.

The Hopes and Fears SDE-exclusive blu-ray will be limited to 2,500 units worldwide and will be released on 10 May 2024, alongside the other physical formats. It is only available via the SDE shop and can be pre-ordered using this link or the buttons below.

SDE has also secured some of the limited ‘galaxy’ coloured vinyl edition and the 3CD deluxe with unreleased demos and rarities. Various cost-saving bundles are available!

Tracklisting

Hopes and Fears Keane / 20th anniversary

    • Hopes and Fears in Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD 5.1 Surround (48/24)  and 96/24 hi-res stereo
      1. Somewhere Only We Know
      2. Bend And Break
      3. We Might As Well Be Strangers
      4. Everybody’s Changing
      5. Your Eyes Open
      6. She Has No Time
      7. Can’t Stop Now
      8. Sunshine
      9. This Is The Last Time
      10. On a Day Like Today
      11. Untitled 1
      12. Bedshaped
      Bonus track in Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD 5.1 Surround (48/24)  and 96/24 hi-res stereo
      1. Love Actually

1 Tears For Fears / The Tipping Point

2 xPropaganda / The Heart is Strange

3 Gilbert O’Sullivan / Driven

4 Shakespears Sister / Hormonally Yours

5 Brian Eno / ForeverAndEverNoMore

6. Orbital / Optical Delusion

6.5 Various Artists / Concert For George

7 Ten Years After / A Space in Time

8 Bob Dylan / Time Out Of Mind (2022 Remix)

9 Tears For Fears / The Hurting

10 Mike Oldfield / Tubular Bells

11 Suede

12 ABC / The Lexicon of Love

13 Duran Duran / Danse Macabre

14 Trevor Horn / Echoes – Ancient and Modern

15 Soft Cell / Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

16 Def Leppard / Diamond Star Halos

17 Paul Young / No Parlez

18 Mark Knopfler / One Deep River

19 Wham! / Fantastic

20 Wham! / Make It Big

21 Keane / Hopes and Fears

22 Luther Vandross / Never Too Much

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