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Porcupine Tree


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4.22 | 171 ratings

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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 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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