Poison The Well are timeless when it comes to the listening selections of my catalog. I’ve always loved them since I first heard the classics Opposite of December and Tear From The Red. I even loved them through the clean singing on You Come Before You and the completely under-rated The Tropic Rot. Seriously if you wouldn’t give The Tropic Rot the time of day I beg you to reconsider. The album is a grower but it will firmly find a place in your heart. Admittedly after multiple listens, Versions was the one album I just couldn’t “get.”
All that being said, the two classics mentioned above were re-mastered and re-released yesterday through Rise Records and I couldn’t be happier! Personally I was hoping Ash from Sumerian Records would secure these rights, but Rise did this the right way with proper promotion the whole way through. While I don’t think there was anything wrong with the production quality the first time around, I can’t help but excitedly think this could invite new fans and maybe even a break from hiatus. I have my original copies stored safely in my collection, but out of excitement I ordered the re-issue bundled with a hoodie and posters. Some bundles still exist, link found here. With all that, I’ll leave you with Turn Down Elliot above.