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Porcupine Tree


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4.45 | 466 ratings

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5 stars This is a splendid album, my favourite Porcupine Tree album. All about this album is said by many other reviewers, so I'm gonna be very short. This is NOT just an ordinary live performance. Porcupine Tree reinvented themselves and their music in this marbellous live performance. Once you listen to the album, you probabily won't listen in the next few months to "The Sky Moves Sideways" because in Coma Divine Porcupine Tree play all that album songs in the edge of virtuous, musianship and feeling, particularly in the "the sky moves sideways" track, transforming the ambiental improvisation of the studio version to an explosive kick-off rock song in the end of the track. The same way goes to Moonloop, with its speedy end giving all the intensity the music lacks in The Sky Moves Sideways (you realize it when you listen to this version).

And what about to say about the band's individual performances ? Steven Wilson proves himself as a great skilled guitarist (though his humbleness never permiting to say so). There are many great spacy/emotional guitar solo's, it's difficult to enunciate the best, but I would risk saying the Mooloop solo, because of it's very long duration. Chris Maitland is splendid in the drumms, the best work by far!

Steven Wilson is a very good producer, very requested, so don't expect to find differences of the quality of sound from this live piece to a studio album, because they simply don't exist.

This album is a perfect synthesis of the first phase of Porcupine Tree Music, combining tracks of The Sky Moves Sideways, Up the Downstair and On the Sunday of Life, beside incorporating some of the album Signify. Well, my words won't be enough to show how great the album is. You can see ALL other reviewers showing the same point of view, so this album must REALLY have something different. Magnificent work, 6 STARS.

TRoTZ | 5/5 |


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