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COMA DIVINE II

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

3.79 | 20 ratings

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thwok
4 stars I consider it a tragedy that these 2 or 3 songs (I would call it 3) were not on the original COMA DIVINE album. The only reason might have been that they wouldn't fit on the CD. Luckily, that problem was rectified with the Delerium reissue, where you can hear the studio versions. It obviously has nothing to do with quality. This is great music. I would guess that this EP hasn't been reviewed by others because these songs are easily available in other formats. Apparently these tracks are also part of the COMA DIVINE reissue. I would also guess that a lot of people just don't bother with EP's or singles; I like the short format a lot.

I've used up enough words not talking about the music!. Anyone who listens to enough Porcupine Tree probably knows these songs, if not these versions, so I won't discuss them at length. I'm rarely effusive in my reviews (or in my life generally), but this live version of "The Moon Touches Your Shoulder" is amazing. The guitar playing is unbelievable. This version is one of the greatest listening experiences I've ever had. "Always Never" is almost as good. Only two considerations prevent me from giving COMA DIVINE II a 5-star rating, which is something I rarely do. First is my opinion that "Up The Downstair", as good as it is, isn't on the same level as the other two songs. The other consideration is the possible low interest level, which I alluded to earlier, of this EP for a lot of Porcupine Tree fans. IMHO everyone with an interest in Porcupine Tree would be well served by listening to this.

thwok | 4/5 |

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