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3.87 | 49 ratings | 2 reviews | 41% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Waiting - Phase One (4:27)
2. Waiting - Phase Two (6:19)
3. The Sound Of No-One Listening (8:14)

Total Time: 19:00
On the 12" vinyl single (DELEC EPO 49) Waiting 1 & 2 are on the A'side. The b'side is "Colourflow In Mind" (3:50) and "Fuse The Sky" (4:33)

Line-up / Musicians

- Steven Wilson / guitar, vocals, kyboards, programming
- Colin Edwin / bass
- Richard Barbieri / keyboards
- Chris Maitland / drums

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PORCUPINE TREE Waiting ratings distribution

(49 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(41%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

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Review by Queen By-Tor
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Worth waiting for (note, this is a review for the LP version of the single)

Waiting is a single release from the acclaimed Porcupine Tree album, Signify. It's the lengthiest song on the album (when the two parts are combined) and probably the most worthy to be put on vinyl as well. This ep was released in two editions, the CD and the LP version, with two different tracklists. They both run equally around the same amount of time, since the CD has the 8-minute long track, The Sound Of No One Listening while the LP has two shorter songs on side two.

The LP itself sounds incredible, and listening to the who phases of Waiting has never been more enjoyable than with good ol' vinyl. The second side of the EP also has two unreleased tracks, and both of them are more of kin with the band's earlier works - more psychedelic and less 'heavy', although the heavy element still sticks around as always. Colorflow In Mind could have been strait off of Up The Downstair in its subtle but large delivery while Fuse The Sky sounds like it's a section of The Sky Moves Sideways reworked and ready for action. It all comes off as very enjoyable in the end, and a nice little unheard snippet from the band's earlier days.

As for rating this one is going to get 3 out of 5. The LP version is probably more worth the buy since The Sound Of No One Listening has been made available on later releases and the title track is obviously on the studio release. But for the two rare tracks and just for the chance to hear one of the most seminal modern acts coming off the grooves of a vinyl record this is very much worth the buy. Quite rare, but if you get the chance then pick this one up.

Latest members reviews

5 stars 5 stars for this single waiting is such a haunting song it will just stay with you. If I had to pick a favortie porcupine tree song waiting would deffently be in my top five. waiting phase II is a great instermentle with alot of percussion and a brilliant guitar solo. The sound of no-one liste ... (read more)

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