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    Posted: March 31 2004 at 16:00

There are a few Porcupine Tree fanatics out here. I am curious as to your perspective on Blackfield.

 

Here's mine:

It's much too short, 36 minutes. Steve Wilson's voice, mellotron work, atomspheric and sometimes bombastic guitar parts ring too close to the PT sound. I do like it, strong song writing in a dark vein, of course.

Aviv Geffen has a good voice, although it's close to SW in timbre and range. They could be interchangable without a change in dymanics, which is the main problem with the recording.  I would have liked to have heard something "different." Geffen didn't bring anything cultural into the mix. Some Israeli percussives and rythms would have perked things up, No?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2004 at 07:49

I really don't agree with aviv's good voice.. it's kind of bad really..

And even of how much I enjoy PT.. Wilson has to do something different..
he is doing a bit of the same all over again.. and again ..

It's a good album though.. but I don't think it is an essentional album or so..


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2004 at 21:01

I have been looking forward to hearing Blackfield, but haven't heard it yet.  Where did you get the CD?

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2004 at 23:06
I bid on e-bay and lucked out getting it at $16.00. I've seen it as high as $27.00
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2004 at 06:28

It almost always works if you'll search at the label,

http://www.helicon.co.il/

this is their label.. I cant open the site because of java or something..

good luck :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=40052 14998&category=307

this auction is good too!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2004 at 15:27

I just got this off the progrock records forum. A letter from Steve Wilson regarding a US release of Blackfield.

 

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(3/30/04 4:54 pm)
Reply Blackfield album - international release
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Maybe I'm a bit late but I would urge people outside of Israel not to waste their money on the Israeli edition of the Blackfield album by buying it from this jazzis website or ebay. The international edition is going to be out soon and will feature a lot of extra material - perhaps it will be a 2 CD set, we are still finalising things. Though I recognise that some fans were not prepared to wait, complaints about the fact that they bought an inferior version on import will get no sympathy from me! We even made a point of not selling it through the PT store to discourage people outside Israel from buying this edition.

SW

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2004 at 05:09

hmm well danbo..

flush your copy down the toilet then


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2004 at 19:05
Originally posted by Radioactive Toy Radioactive Toy wrote:

hmm well danbo..

flush your copy down the toilet then

 

Hmmm, NO. I did get a poster with the CD. Maybe that will increase it's value?

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2004 at 09:28
Originally posted by danbo danbo wrote:

Originally posted by Radioactive Toy Radioactive Toy wrote:

hmm well danbo..

flush your copy down the toilet then

 

Hmmm, NO. I did get a poster with the CD. Maybe that will increase it's value?

 

don't know.. but it will probably just be an bottle with "blackfield" on it

but if it isn't with every copy then it will probably..


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2004 at 11:10
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