Heterotopia 2nd Edition 2-disc CD Digipak

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Heterotopia 2nd Edition 2-disc CD Digipak

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After a sold out first printing, acclaimed rock opera Heterotopia from Schooltree is back by popular demand. The Second Edition Digipak features beautiful new artwork from the book companion to the album. The book brings the metaphysical fairytale to life in full-color illustration of scenes from the story, plot synopsis, character descriptions, and lyrics.

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Disc 1

1. Overture (6:01)
2. Rocksinger (2:28)
3. The Big Slide (3:50)
4. Cat Centipede (7:48)
5. The Abyss (5:37)
6. Radio (2:42)
7. Walk You Through (2:32)
8. Edge of a Dream (4:48)
9. The Leitmaiden (3:22)
10. The Legend of Enantiodromia (3:36)
11. Specter Lyfe (4:52)

Disc 2

1. Dead Girl (4:55)
2. Turning into the Strange (3:13)
3. The Edge Annihilate (2:52)
4. Power of the Ghost (3:25)
5. You and I (3:33)
6. Into Tomorrow (3:29)
7. The River (4:26)
8. Bottom of the River (1:53)
9. Enantiodromia Awakens (6:29)
10. Zombie Connection (4:49)
11. Keep Your Head (1:25)
12. Day of the Rogue (6:07)
13. Utopia (4:25)

Running Time 98:37

Schooltree's "fantastically, defiantly ambitious" (NPR) original rock opera is about a girl who loses her body and must journey as a ghost through a parallel world of the collective unconscious to get it back. But something is wrong in Otherspace; it has been overtaken by shadows and chaos. In order to become whole again, Suzi must delve into the origins of this world's darkness, going from the neon lights of her plasterboard horizon home to the bottom of a cursed river’s malevolent lullaby, where the fate of Otherspace and her own are inextricably linked. 

Both urban folklore and metaphysical fairy tale, Heterotopia was developed over several years and recorded as a double album in the tradition of concept albums like Quadrophenia, Ziggy Stardust, and Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. 


released March 31, 2017

Story, music, lyrics, & arrangements by Lainey Schooltree
Additional arrangements by Peter Moore & Schooltree
Produced & mixed by Peter Moore & Lainey Schooltree
Engineered by Peter Moore
Recorded at Palace of Purpose in Malden, MA
Additional recording at Studio St. Elsmere in Medford, MA
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

Lainey Schootree - vox/pianos/synths
Brendan Burns - guitar
Derek Van Wormer - bass
Tom/Tod/Tad Collins - drums
Peter Danilchuk - organs/synths
Peter Moore - nylon guitar, additional vox/keys/programming

Album cover artwork by Amanda Watkins
Copyright 2017 by Schooltree

This album was made thanks to the passionate dedication of its artists
and the generous support of our friends and backers