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4.32 | 226 ratings | 5 reviews | 53% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Fear of a Blank Planet (9:31)
2. What Happens Now? (8:04)
3. Sound of Muzak (5:16)
4. Sentimental (5:37)
5. Drown with Me (5:51)
6. Anesthetize (17:30)
7. Open Car (4:45)
8. Dark Matter (8:51)
9. Cheating the Polygraph (8:38)
10. A Smart Kid (5:31)
11. Blackest Eyes (4:58)
12. Half-Light (5:59)
13. Way Out of Here (7:42)
14. Sleep Together (8:46)
15. Even Less (6:11)
16. Halo (7:24)

Total Time 120:34

Line-up / Musicians

- Steven Wilson / vocals, guitar, piano
- Richard Barbieri / keyboards, synthesizer
- Colin Edwin / bass
- Gavin Harrison / drums

John Wesley / vocals, guitar

Releases information

Porcupine Tree - Atlanta (mp3 download)

This download comprises a complete 2 hour live performance from the Fear of a Blank Planet tour.

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PORCUPINE TREE Atlanta ratings distribution

(226 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(53%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (6%)
Collectors/fans only (1%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

PORCUPINE TREE Atlanta reviews

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Review by Starhammer
3 stars Floating in the mix...

This live recording was initially released to benefit Mick Karn's cancer treatment, but sadly the ex-Japan bassist has since passed away.

The Good: I was particularly happy to get hold of this after the disappointment of missing out on an Anaesthetize box set. The set list is similar, focusing on their heavier era and features no material prior to 1999's Stupid Dream. Whilst I would have quite liked to hear Prodigal, the inclusion of Drown With Me makes up for this and I honestly have no idea why it was left off In Absentia as it really is a top tune.

The Bad: The production is weak, especially considering Steven Wilson's track record, and does little to convey the energy of a Porcupine Tree live performance.

The Verdict: A nice little package, but doesn't come anywhere near to the quality of Coma Divine.

Review by Mellotron Storm
5 stars 4.5 stars. Well I am a huge PORCUPINE TREE fan and have seen them in concert a few times including the North American tour that this show in Atlanta was taken from. Funny but when I got "Fear Of A Blank Planet" I really felt it was a step down from "Deadwing" and "In Absentia" the two that came before it. Even if Fripp and Lifeson guest on here I had a hard time getting into it. Then I saw the concert. Something just clicked seeing and hearing this live. Each song became more meaningful in part from the videos they were showing but the band was so passionate and Gavin Harrison was just a beast. Next time I spun it it was like it went from black and white to colour. Weird but true.

Man this live record along with "Arriving Somewhere..." and "Coma Divine" create a killer trilogy of live music touching on my some of my favourite periods of this band. Disc one is all about "Fear Of A Blank Planet" and man it gets my juices flowing. It doesn't hurt having "Sound Of Muzak" an all time fav on there either. Disc two is surprising for having older cuts like "Dark Matter" and "A Smart Kid" on it. Man the latter track has been such a long time favourite that I felt emotion hearing and seeing this live. "Way Out Of Here" just smokes and then there's the sentimental favourite "Even Less". Bumping this one up to five stars. For the memories!

Latest members reviews

5 stars Flawless live performance by the good guys of Porcupine Tree from the Fear of a Blank Planet tour; features the usual top notch mixing and mastering job of Porcupine Tree's albums. Highlights: Sound of Muzak, Anesthetize, A Smart Kid, Way Out of Here, Even Less, Halo One thing that makes me pr ... (read more)

Report this review (#319270) | Posted by The Neck Romancer | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is my first review, so I'm not exactly sure how to start this but here we go. This live album is interesting because of its release time. This was released shortly after a DVD made on the same tour, so this naturally has a very similar set. But there are a few songs that make it worth it ... (read more)

Report this review (#287802) | Posted by Bligahphlarum | Monday, June 21, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Yes, It is essential to all that love great music and charity. All of the proceeds of this wonderful US performance will go to helping Mick Karn (Japan, no-man) pay for his cancer treatment, That a band like PT decided to do this, with music that was already mixed and ready for an actual CD relea ... (read more)

Report this review (#287751) | Posted by pagan97 | Monday, June 21, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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