VISION ETERNEL’S ECHOES FROM FORGOTTEN HEARTS TO RECEIVE DELUXE REISSUE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY 2024
Vision Eternel’s never-properly released 2014 soundtrack/EP, Echoes From Forgotten Hearts, will see a Deluxe Edition reissue on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2024). The 23-song Deluxe Edition will be released as a double-tape box set and digitally through Dutch label Geertruida (Arms And Sleepers, Shocking Pinks, Odonis Odonis). The release features all-new artwork by Michael Koelsch (Elvis Presley, New York Philharmonic, The Offspring) and Rain Frances (Vision Eternel, Soufferance), and was remastered by Carl Saff (Sonic Youth, Guided By Voices, Balmorhea). The limited box set edition is factory numbered and comes with an exclusive postcard and an 80-page booklet containing rare pictures and a detailed novella of the EP’s making, its origin as a soundtrack, and the reasons for its long-delayed release.
Pre-orders will be announced soon, along with an exclusive premiere of an unreleased song and a giveaway contest for a free box set. More details on the release are available from Geertruida‘s website.
ABOUT THE RELEASE
Echoes From Forgotten Hearts was originally composed and recorded by Vision Eternel in 2014 as the soundtrack to a short film. After three months of work, from August to November 2014, news was received that the short film had been abandoned. Not wanting to leave the material unreleased, the band returned to the studio to partly re-record and fully re-mix the material, composing and recording a couple of new songs in the process, revamping the soundtrack into an EP. By the end of December 2014, Echoes From Forgotten Hearts was completed.
The EP received discreet limited releases over the years without any promotion as the band hoped to secure a proper record deal for the material. Several offers came and went, but issues with artwork continually delayed the release. A music video for the song “Pièce No. Trois” was eventually produced in 2017, edited from footage of the band shot in 2012.
Finally, Dutch record label Geertruida (which had previously released the band’s 2020 EP, For Farewell Of Nostalgia) offered to issue an expanded edition of Echoes From Forgotten Hearts to celebrate the material’s tenth anniversary in 2024. Although packaged and promoted as a Deluxe Edition, this marks the first time the material is available properly.
The Deluxe Edition contains 23 songs. In addition to the 7-song EP Version, the release also includes the unheard 6-song Soundtrack Version, along with 10 rare studio demos, outtakes, and alternate mixes. All of the material was remastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering. A new cover artwork was painted by Michael Koelsch at Koelsch Studios, and the release features additional paintings and photography by Rain Frances at Rain Frances Art. Saff, Koelsch, and Frances all previously contributed to For Farewell Of Nostalgia.
The Deluxe Compact Cassette Edition is split over two colored tapes in a factory-numbered boxed set. It comes with an exclusive postcard and 80-page novella containing rare pictures and a detailed recounting of the extended play’s making, from its origin as a soundtrack through its delays, cancellations, and limited releases over the years. The Deluxe Edition of Echoes From Forgotten Hearts is available on tape and digitally on February 14, 2024.
Echoes From Forgotten Hearts (Deluxe Reissue)
Release Date: February 14, 2024