Craig Armstrong - As If To Nothing
Craig Armstrong - As If To Nothing

Craig Armstrong - As If To Nothing

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This item is scheduled to be released on 9th December 2020.


A seriously lavish Dinked Archive Edition for award-winning Scottish composer Craig Armstrong’s trailblazing 2002 album ‘As If To Nothing’.


Twenty years on from its original release, Craig Armstrong’s ‘As If To Nothing’ - his electronic/orchestral masterpiece featuring musical heavyweights Bono, Mogwai, Evan Dando, King Crimson and others - is being reissued for the first time on vinyl in a super-deluxe, super-limited edition run via Hydrogen Dukebox.

Remastered at Abbey Road Studios and cut at half-speed to produce a superior sound quality, the release comes completely repackaged with reimagined artwork by award-winning designer Christopher Thomson and includes a special 'Dinked Archive Edition' version limited to just 500 copies worldwide including a bonus 10" of a newly unearthed track from the original recording sessions.

Originally released on renowned UK electronic outfit Massive Attack's label Melankolic, the record captures an enduring mood and sentiment that continues to enchant listeners today, from the stirring opener ‘Ruthless Gravity’ to the euphoric closing of ‘Choral Ending’. Armstrong’s collaborative work with Massive Attack on the 1994 album ‘Protection’ is an influence that can be heard throughout ‘As If To Nothing’.

Format Info

+ Dinked Archive Edition No.09
+ Clear vinyl 2LP *
+ Bonus 10” featuring “Waltz (Orchestral Version)” - a newly discovered lost track *
+ Embossed/Debossed Sleeve
+ Booklet insert signed * by Craig Armstrong
+ Numbered Obi Strip *
+ Limited Pressing of 500 *
+ One Per Customer

* EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition

Also available on heavyweight double Black vinyl in a widespine, embossed and debossed Sleeve.


A1 Ruthless Gravity
A2 Wake Up In New York
A3 Miracle
A4 Amber
B1 Finding Beauty
B2 Waltz
B3 Inhaler
B4 Hymn 2
C1 Snow
C2 Starless II
C3 Stay
D1 Niente
D2 Sea Song
D3 Let It Be Love
D4 Choral Ending

Artist: Craig Armstrong
Label: Hydrogen Dukebox
Catalogue: DUKE218CD
Barcode: 0795984121826
Format: 2LP or CD
Release Date: 9th December 2020

This product is a pre order and is scheduled to be released 9th December 2020.

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.


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