"I almost forgot to tell you that we'll soon start to roll out the By A Thread easter egg unlocks. There's about three hours of hidden material spread out over the four discs and in the few weeks to come I will let you guys know how to access these..."
Earlier this week Townsend issued an update on the By A Thread box set, which is plagued with a production error in North America:
"Attention North American buyers of the By A Thread - Live in London 2011 box set: As you may have heard or noticed already, there's a manufacturing error on the Addicted DVD disc which prevents the disc from playing properly. Century Media Records will replace your disc and by clicking the link here you can read on how to make that happen.
This ONLY applies to box sets manufactured in the US, NOT the box sets made in Europe. You can easily see what's what as the European version will have a green FSK logo on both the packaging and on the discs. The US version does not have this logo anywhere.
Also, I've seen a few remarks from buyers who commented on the fact that the DVD's don’t respond to mouse commands when played on a computer. This is not an error. These DVD's were meant to be played in standard DVD players, not computers though they do respond properly to keyboard commands. Perhaps not very modern of us but these DVD menus were pretty complex things to put together and we simply ran out of time and money to make it all supah-dupah perfect.
I hope to clarifies things a bit."
By A Thread - Live in London 2011 contains the unique, sold-out UK shows from last fall where he performed all four DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT albums: Ki, Addicted, Ghost, and Deconstruction. The package contains all four shows on four DVDs, plus a 5-CD set (the four albums and one disc with all of the encores). It was released on June 18th in Europe and June 19th in North America through HevyDevy Records / InsideOut Music.
After the incredibly successful limited edition DTP Contain Us box set last December the bar was set high and so this DVD release will come as 4DVD / 5CD set all wrapped up nicely into an awesome looking package. The DVD discs each contain one of the concerts and each disc will be packed with cool extras. The audio CD’s hold… well… the audio of the concerts with disc 5 containing a compilation of the encores that each night saw played.
Clips from By A Thread are available below: