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Porcupine Tree


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Conor Fynes
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4 stars 'Arriving Somewhere...' - Porcupine Tree (8/10)

For a band like Porcupine Tree, it's quite a suprise actually that the band has only released one DVD thus far in their career. Being a Porcupine Tree concert, my expectations are obviously raised from square one. While there were things about it that I found a bit lacking overall, I enjoyed the DVD quite a bit, and every Porcupine Tree fan should check this out.

The main issue I had with the DVD was actually the song choice. There was an over- abundance of b-sides, especially being their only live DVD. Some of the songs that really could have had a beautiful presence onstage (such as 'Russia On Ice') were overlooked. The b-sides themselves weren't bad, but there are only a handful of performances on here I really love.

Also, for a band that used to actually be primarily psychedelic, there are very few visuals; very little visual effect. There are the occasional 'sepia' or 'black and white' tones (courtesy of visionary Lasse Hoile) but I would really prefer a longer visual segment. For people looking for a bare-bones concert DVD experience, it shouldn't bother them, but at least for Porcupine Tree, I was expecting something a little more 'trippy,' to put it gracefully.

Good performance, amazing sound and good production however, makes for an enjoyable concert DVD.

Conor Fynes | 4/5 |


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