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WARSZAWA

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

3.94 | 259 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars This "PT" live release makes the perfect pair with "Coma Divine". Only one song is featured on both records on both are of very good quality. This one has been recorded in Poland, a country which attracts more and more bands from Western Europe and that's fine. Polish people can finally see some of the great prog bands by now. Six songs come from "Lightbulb Sun" and are played in bulk from "Shesmovedon" through "Hatesong". I like the fact that they are all grouped instead of being played here and there throughout the set. But I guess that others would prefer reverse, so ...it's only a matter of taste. "Russia On Ice" is one of the best here, but I preferred the studio version.

There will also be a return back to their debut (well almost) : a very pleasant "Voyage 34". One of the highlight of this live recording. While "Where We Would Be" is one of the weakest track with an average rendition of "Signify" (much harder and almost double the size).

Four songs are taken out "Stupid Dream". Three of them are listed on the standard "Warzawa" album and to have the full experience of this "concert", you can download "Tinto Brass" from their website (FOC - free of charge).

If you want to discover the band, you can start with their two live recordings ("Coma..." and this one). It is a cheaper way to get the essence of "PT". From then on you could expand (or not) your "PT" collection. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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