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WE LOST THE SKYLINE

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

3.35 | 205 ratings

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pepato
3 stars "Actually it's just me"

Steven Wilson performs with a single guitar, supported by the loyal John Wesley, in front of a small crowd. Classic PT songs are revised in a minimal form. Wilson is one of the most brilliant musicians around: instead of proposing a normal live recording from the Fear of a Blank Planet Tour, he opted for this peculiar recording. Many people may be disappointed by this choice, but I believe it's a won bet.

The result is an initimate and emotional chamber concert, very warm and original. PT lovers can listen to a unique reinterpretation of some classics, sharing the experience of the lucky 200 fans crowded in Park Avenue Cds, Orlando, Florida. This rare gem offers simple yet deep emotions.

The opening of The Sky move sideways is worth the album. A psychedelic track played with *a single electric guitar*: it took my breath away, and moved me to tears. Wilson's voice is soft, sad, tender, and it's offered in all its beauty.

Stars Die, performed with a single acoustic guitar, gives similar feelings. Normal, introduced by one of those nice anecdotes which make human and unique the live experience, is pure and direct, condensing all the essence of the original track. We have also the chance to listen to less known songs, like Drown with me, taken from the Futile EP.

Lazarus and Trains show the usual beauty, and the ideal ending for this particular party enjoyed in the company of Steven Wilson.

The only remark may be done about the short length of the whole record.

Maybe it's destined to the fans more than to occasional listeners. Anyway it's a short piece of art which contains the essence of a band, even if distant form their usual sound.

Good. Very good. But not essential.

pepato | 3/5 |

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