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Remedy Lane is the fourth album by Swedish progressive rock band Pain of Salvation, released in Spring 2002. It is a concept album focusing on a character's search for self-discovery. It was described by Allmusic as Pain of Salvation's breakthrough album.[1]

Remedy Lane
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Studio album by
Released15 January 2002
RecordedRoasting House Recording Studio; Malmö, Sweden, autumn 2001
GenreProgressive rock, progressive metal
Length68:12
LabelInsideOut Music
ProducerDaniel Gildenlöw and Anders "Theo" Theander
Pain of Salvation chronology
The Perfect Element, Part I
(2000)
Remedy Lane
(2002)
12:5
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Contents

OutlineEdit

While both Remedy Lane and Pain of Salvation's second album, One Hour by the Concrete Lake, feature a protagonist searching for self-discovery, Remedy Lane addresses a wider variety of themes, including love, loss, lust, sex and self-understanding. The album, written by guitarist and vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw, is semi-autobiographical in nature.[citation needed] The liner notes include poems and photos related to the concept as well as date markings to signify the chronological order of the album.[citation needed] Gildenlöw has said that the inspiration for Remedy Lane was an era of his life in which he wished to understand the nature of freedom.[citation needed]

The album's production is similar to its predecessor, The Perfect Element, part I.[citation needed] While its mood is dark, there are some moments of happiness.[citation needed]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics by Daniel Gildenlöw. All music by Daniel Gildenlöw, except instrumental part of "Rope Ends" by Daniel Gildenlöw and Fredrik Hermansson.

  1. Of Two Beginnings – 2:24

Chapter I:

  1. Ending Theme – 4:59
  2. Fandango – 5:51
  3. A Trace of Blood – 8:17
  4. This Heart of Mine (I Pledge) – 4:01

Chapter II:

  1. Undertow – 4:47
  2. Rope Ends – 7:02
  3. Chain Sling – 3:58
  4. Dryad of the Woods (instrumental) – 4:56

Chapter III:

  1. Remedy Lane (instrumental) – 2:15
  2. Waking Every God – 5:19
  3. Second Love – 4:21
  4. Beyond the Pale – 9:56

The Japanese edition of this album also contains a bonus track titled "Thorn Clown" that is sequenced between "This Heart of Mine (I Pledge)" and "Undertow". However, the Official Pain of Salvation Website shows the song as inserted between "Dryad of the Woods" and "Remedy Lane".[citation needed]

PersonnelEdit

Additional personnel
  • Anders "Theo" Theander - producer, engineering
  • Pontus Lindmark - engineering
  • Jörgen Tannander - editing
  • Johanna Iggsten - photography

Remedy Lane Re:visited (Re:mixed & Re:lived)Edit

On July 1st, 2016 the band released a reissue of the album. The 2-CD set includes a new mix of the record by longtime Pain of Salvation collaborator and mixing engineer Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, as well as a live recording of the entire album from Pain of Salvation's performance at the ProgPower USA Festival in 2014.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Taylor, Robert (2011). "Remedy Lane - Pain of Salvation | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 August 2011.