Together We're Stranger

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Together We're Stranger
Studio album by
Released2 September 2003
Recorded2001 to 2003
Genre Post-rock, art rock, ambient
Length47:11 (CD)
53:45 (2-Disc Edition, 2014 Remaster 1-Disc Edition)
Label Snapper Music
Producer Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson
No-Man chronology
Returning Jesus
Together We're Stranger
Schoolyard Ghosts
No-man - togetherwerestranger2007.jpg
Digitally Remastered CD-DVDA
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Classic rock (8/10) [2]
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Together We're Stranger is No-Man's fifth studio album released by the Snapper Music label in 2003.


The first four songs are linked to form a 28-minute suite of continuous music with recurring lyrical and musical themes. The remaining three songs feature acoustic guitar and clarinet-dominated arrangements and are amongst the band's most stripped-down and intimate recordings.[ citation needed ] In keeping with other No-Man releases, the title track reuses the musical basis of a previous Steven Wilson work: that of "Drugged" from his first Bass Communion album. The chord progression in "The Break-Up For Real" would later be reused by Wilson for songs on Porcupine Tree's 2009 album, The Incident .

The album was released in a limited edition white vinyl format on the Dutch label Tonefloat in November 2005 and in February 2007 on Snapper Music as a two disc CD/DVD edition comprising a remastered 5.1 DVD-A surround sound mix, high resolution 24 bit stereo of the album and additional bonus material. In 2014 was released a remaster (by Steven Wilson) single-disc edition on the Kscope label, includes 2 bonus tracks "Bluecoda" and "The Break-up for Real – drum mix".

Track listing

1."Together We're Stranger"8:31
2."All the Blue Changes"7:48
3."The City in a Hundred Ways"2:23
4."Things I Want to Tell You"9:03
5."Photographs in Black and White"10:03
6."Back When You Were Beautiful"5:07
7."The Break-up for Real"4:11
8."Bluecoda" (vinyl bonus track later included on the high resolution stereo and surround mixes of the two disc Snapper edition and on 2014 remaster 1-disc edition; originally placed before "Photographs in Black and White")2:36
9."The Break-up for Real – drum mix" (vinyl bonus track later included on the high resolution stereo and surround mix of the two disc Snapper edition and on 2014 remaster 1-disc edition; originally replaced the other version on the single LP editions, then was included in addition to the original mix on the double LP pressing)3:58

Two disc Snapper edition

The two disc edition (on Snapper Music) comes with the original stereo mix on CD and a DVD featuring the album in 5.1 DVD-A surround sound and in high resolution 24 bit stereo, with bonus tracks "Bluecoda" and "The Break-up for Real – drum mix" as well as the video for "Things I Want to Tell You" [5] and a photo gallery. Both "Bluecoda" and "The Break-up for Real – drum mix" later appeared on the compilation album All the Blue Changes – An Anthology 1988–2003 and on the 2014 Remaster version of the album, released by Kscope label.



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  1. Allmusic review
  2. Classic rock review
  3. Eastern Daily Press review
  4. Uncut review
  5. "music video directed by Stephen Bennett". 12 June 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2007.