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    Posted: June 08 2006 at 02:02
Glad to see on another thread that my ranting about the mighty PRR has had some effect - I hope that those of you who check them out are at least half as affected and delighted by them as I am.

Evidently one mr Rick Wakeman is a big fan of theirs and offered to make a guest appearance on the album. Much as I respect Wakey for his accomplishments in the past and his sterling work as a session musician, I'm actually really, really glad that didn't happen, because I really don't think his playing style would be a good fit with their sound.

20 hours until I'm on the plane, 38 hours left to the gig...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 08 2006 at 07:15
Don't have The Dark Third yet, but will eventually. Love the Caucionary Tales for the Brave E.P. First new progrock act I've heard and liked, that I actually think can break into the mainstream.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 08 2006 at 07:31
^Then we are in agreeance on that. Just the fact that they immediately struck me as having genuine commercial potential made me really hesitant at first, Prog Snob that I am. Then I moved to "It's really not that good, but I do like to listen to it", and eventually capitulated completely.

And the Cautionary Tales EP was good, but The Dark Third really goes one better, I think. The penultimate song on The Dark Third, The Twyncyn/Trembling Willows, gives me shivers every time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 08 2006 at 17:36
Well I'll try your recommendation. I kinda know what you mean about being glad Wakey didn't appear on the album but in his hay day of course, he was a great session player, from Bowie's Space Odditty to Cat Stevens Morning Has Broken.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 08 2006 at 20:06
I'm expecting The Dark Third in the post,when I get up in the morning.
It'd better be good it came highly recommended by an Andorian.
    

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 08 2006 at 20:08
I just ordered "The Dark Third" from Amazon. Very, very impressed by what I've heard so far (all tracks except 7, 8 & 9).
 
Teaflax, how did you hear about them??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 09:22
Got BOTH versions of The Dark Third, and it's been my fasvorite album of the year.

Why the US version doesn't have The Exact Colour and Trembling Willows, I couldn't tell you.

Twyncyn/Trembling is as close to a money shot as it gets
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 11:44
Originally posted by BenMech

Got BOTH versions of The Dark Third, and it's been my fasvorite album of the year.

Why the US version doesn't have The Exact Colour and Trembling Willows, I couldn't tell you.

Twyncyn/Trembling is as close to a money shot as it gets

That's a shame, I heard Trembling Willows on their Myspace and it sounded fantastic.  I liked their other song too (The Exact Colour), but not as much.  The Dark Third is still on my to buy list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 13:04
Originally posted by Schizoid Man

Teaflax, how did you hear about them??
I saw their brilliant video for The Bright Amdassadors on MTV2. They didn't show a name of any kind at the beginning or end of the video and the line "A million bright amassadors of morning" was cribbed from Pink Floyd, so it took me about a day to find out what I had seen. Well worth the hunt, though.

And, yes, why Trembling Willows was left off TDT MKII is beyond me. I get the inclusion of Nimos and Tambos and The Intention Craft as they are both potential single material, but there are other tunes they could have dropped.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 13:53
This band has been a frustrating experience for me.  It's obvious how talented they are, particularly the lush vocals, but the actual songs haven't triggered any emotional response in me yet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 16:07
Originally posted by Teaflax

Originally posted by Schizoid Man

Teaflax, how did you hear about them??
I saw their brilliant video for The Bright Amdassadors on MTV2. They didn't show a name of any kind at the beginning or end of the video and the line "A million bright amassadors of morning" was cribbed from Pink Floyd, so it took me about a day to find out what I had seen. Well worth the hunt, though.

And, yes, why Trembling Willows was left off TDT MKII is beyond me. I get the inclusion of Nimos and Tambos and The Intention Craft as they are both potential single material, but there are other tunes they could have dropped.
 
Well worth the hunt indeed!!Clap
 
Looks like I will be purchasing the MKII version as well. Perhaps the versions on MKII are redone with Porcupine Tree's engineer Paul Northfield (I don't think he was involved at all on the EP "Cautionary Tales for the Brave" which I feel is lacking the overall sheen and quality of the "Dark Third" album).
 
To say I have high hopes for their second album is a bit of an understatement.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2006 at 11:49
I didn't have to hunt much to find about them... Just haappened to be listening to BBC Radio 2 at the right time, I guess. Thank you Bruce Dickinson!
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