|2 CD magnum opus with many guests including Ian Anderson & Mike Portnoy!
Format: CD / Cat No: LERCD1075 / Released: 22/04/2016
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Pretending to Run (7:10) / 2. Shelter in Place (3:53) (w/ Kim Mitchell) / 3. Stonewall (6:50) (w/ Mike Portnoy) / 4. Voir Dire (4:37) / 5. Drops of Rain (5:02) / 6. Taken by Surprise (11:22) (w/ Adam Holzman & Mike Stern) / 7. Refugium (2:55) / 8. Small Fire Burning (4:09) (w/ Colin Edwin) / CD 2: 1. Midwinter (4:32) (w/ Ian Anderson) / 2. Weightless (9:16) / 3. Friend or Foe (6:16) (w/ Colin Edwin) / 4. Battle Weary (4:33) / 5. Meditatio (1:37) / 6. Other Arrangements (2:17) (w/ Adam Holzman) / 7. The Disappearing Floor (5:43) (w/ Mike Stern) / 8. Fait Accompli (4:32) (w/ Max & Mike Portnoy) / 9. Pretending to Run (reprise 1) (1:40) / 10. Uneasy Truce (4:19) (w/ Joe Deninzon) / 11. Pretending to Run (reprise 2) (1:15) / 12. The View from Here (1:28) (w/ Adam Holzman) / 13. Backsliding (3:03)
More information: Tiles release their sixth album 'Pretending 2 Run', a double concept album, and the Detroit band's first release in eight years.
Lending their talents to “Pretending 2 Run” is an extraordinary collection of special guest musicians: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Winery Dogs), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson Band), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Kim Mitchell (Max Webster), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Kevin Chown (Tarja Turunen, Chad Smith), Max Portnoy (Next to None), Matthew Parmenter (Discipline), Mark Mikel (Pillbugs), Joe Deninzon, and other notable guests from the Detroit area.
Guitarist Chris Herin previously said: "We knew this album was ambitious, lyrically and musically, but we didn’t plan on it ballooning into a double album. The songs kept coming and the storylines demanded more trips into the central character’s state of mind. So here we are with an elaborate concept album that follows in the best of prog traditions. Each disc plays like one long song. To help deliver to the full potential, we’ve enlisted a string quartet, a 25-piece orchestra and a host of special guests”.