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ROCKPALAST

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.24 | 143 ratings

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evenless
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4 stars This Porcupine Tree performance was broadcasted on German television and contained some interviews with SW in between the tracks. I already noticed when I recorded "Rockpalast" from TV the sound quality was superb. (like any PT concert). One year after date PT has decided to issue the album as a double download album from the PT downloadstore on www.burningshed.co.uk/ptshop.asp together with great artwork (again) by Lasse Hoile, so you can make your own "homemade" CD legally.

CD 1)

1. Mother and Child Introduction (2:44)

Just an introduction to the show.

2. Open Car (4:45)

Great track from the "Deadwing" album

3. Blackest Eyes (5:37)

From "In Absentia" and also on "XM". This track is almost played on any PT live concert.

4. Lazarus (4:17)

Almost a PT ballad, or like SW said once: "as close as PT could come to a ballad".

5. Futile (6:29)

This track always does GREAT live too! Originally only released on the very rare "Futile EP" and now also available in the PT downloadstore.

6. Mellotron Scratch (7:23)

Another great track from the "Deadwing" album.

7. Mother and Child Divided (5:23)

Previously released on the "Lazarus" CD single and also played often at PT concerts.

8. .3 (6:22)

Track 8. is the song 3. Funny detail is that 3. is also track 8. on "In Absentia" Why isn't it ever track 3. I wonder?

9. So Called Friend (5:13)

Also previously released on the "Lazarus" CD single because it didn't make it to the "Deadwing" album.

CD 2)

1. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (12:46)

In my opinion the finest track from the "Deadwing" album and maybe even the best PT track ever.

2. Sound of Muzak (5:11)

Great track from "In Absentia" and also performed on the live CD "XM" recorded at the XM studios in Washington.

3. Start of Something Beautiful (7:27)

This is now my second favourite track from the "Deadwing" album. Especially the harmonic ending is beautiful! Whenever I hear the ending it seems like a little bit of heaven. Really warm and atmospheric!

4. Halo (8:36)

Does great at life shows because of the films PT show simultaneously. This also works great for other songs.

5. Radioactive Toy (7:48)

PT classic usually played as the last track of a PT live performance, but in this case 1 but the last.

6. Trains (7:18)

Wow! This is another great song from the "In Absentia" album. I especially like the acoustic intro with just SW on acoustic guitars and later during the song the switch to the heavier guitars accompanied by powerful drum and bass.

Over all a very good PT life performance that is worth downloading. Artwork by Lasse Hoile also really cool!

evenless | 4/5 |

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