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Porcupine Tree


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4.57 | 551 ratings

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5 stars Too much is being made of the visuals. Sure, it's more stylistic than say, DT's recent 'Score' release, but it does nothing to reduce just how great this performance is. In my opinion it makes it a little more interesting to watch. The visuals suit the songs well, and they never do anything to impede important moments - for example on Wilson's amazing solo in 'Hatesong', the camera is right there capturing it all in perfect clarity.

The setlist is a strong one. It would have been nice to have some earlier material, but even so the songs chosen are all good. The performance strikes a good balance between sticking to the album version and jamming on them, in that there is jamming, but they never go off into self-indulgent territory.

Stand out songs are: Hatesong, Arriving Somewhere but Not Here, Start of Something Beautiful and Trains.

If you didn't enjoy Deadwing, then you'll enjoy this DVD a lot less, as much of the setlist is taken from that album. That said, it's still worth getting if you enjoy their other material. The only slight disappointment is 'Buying New Soul,' which lacks the emotion of the studio version.

This DVD is also very worth getting if you haven't heard the Deadwing outtakes. I hadn't, and there really is some gold there. I just wish it had Half-Light included, as I haven't heard that yet!

The songs on the second disc are also good, a very nice little addition to an already wonderful set. This is great for established fans, and a strong place for newcomers to start. Five Stars, as PT are a band that every prog fan should at least own one release.

Degolas | 5/5 |


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