Opalescent, the debut album from Mercury Music Prize and Ivor Novello award nominated artist Jon Hopkins has been remastered and reissued for the first time on vinyl for its 15 year Anniversary in a special edition 2 LP gatefold with liner notes . Opalescent was originally released in 2001 when Jon was 20 and just signed to ambient label Just Music, yet today it still sounds so distinctive, musically and emotionally complex. It is in the contradictions between beauty and bass, gentleness and volume, ecstas y and elegy, that Opalescent derives its enduring otherness. Even 15 years on, it is never quite what you think it is. The release is to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of this now seminal album. It was an extraordinary debut from a then twenty one year old Hopkins, now a critically acclaimed recording artist, Ivor Novello nominated composer of film scores and prominent producer / collaborator with artists such as Coldplay, Brian Eno and Natasha Khan who has twice been nominated for the Mercury Prize, both for his album with King Creosote, 'Diamond Mine', and for his last solo album, 'Immunity'. Opalescent is an album that uniquely combines the light with the dark, the beautiful with the mysterious, in a glorious atmosphere where the the world of trip hop beats and chill out were made Jon's own personal domain. Sometimes eerie, sometimes majestic, but always profoundly musical.