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Porcupine Tree


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3.83 | 1097 ratings

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5 stars This is one beautiful album, with songs that really hit you time and time again. It contains a great deal of samples and sounds more electronic than the later albums like In Absentia. For people that only have the newer PT albums I strongly suggest that you pick up this album, because of these two reasons: 1: Disc one has the tracks that were featured on the 1996 issue and is great to get in the more earlier word of PT. 2: Disc two is worth the money!

I'll review some of the tracks on this album that I really like.

The Sleep of No Dreaming: This song starts of with a calm verse until it hits the chorus. The chorus offers you great guitarwork work along with great vocals from Steven Wilson.

Waithing Phase 1 & 2: Phase 1 starts of with great acoustic guitars. The two guitarsolo's on this one are amazing. Phase 2 is instrumental and starts of with percussion. Around 3:30 drums kick in along with guitar. Maitland plays a great rhythm on this one while Wilson solo's on top of it.

Sever: This song has an electronic feel to it, with an amazing vocal harmony in the choruses. Wilson's vocals on the verses are great too. You know what I'm talking about when you hear it.

So far for disc one. Disc two features some demo versions of songs found on the first disc along with some unreleased material, which I'll go through now.

Wake as gun I: This is one of the most amazing acoustic songs I've ever heard. It has some synths and samples.

Hallogallo: This is sort of an intro to the demo version of Signify (the song).

Smiling not Smiling: This track, at some points, makes me think of tracks like A Perfect Circle's Vanishing. This track flows perfectly into...

Wake as Gun II: It's almost the same as the first only has a different feel to it. It ends with some noise and drums.

Nine Cats (acoustic version): This is the acoustic version of the track found on On the Sunday of Life...

So, this album is really worth the money. If you have the first issue of it you might wanna get this one too because of the great bonus disc. If you're new to PT and have some of their latest records this is a must-have.

| 5/5 |


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