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Porcupine Tree


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5 stars Arriving somewhere.... in your living room for the ultimate PT head trip!

OK, I'll try and sum this DVD up in 3 words.... Awesome, Brilliant and Perfect!

I only bought the DVD yesterday and have listened to it 4times, non stop, all night and by God! This is the most brilliant piece of Progressive music ever captured on a camera lens! I would say the show was perfect but I'd be lying - Steve Wilson snapped a string near the end!!! But other than that, absolutely flawless.

The sounds were perfect, the solo's were surreal - Wesley really showed what he can do more than 10times without being too much of a showoff. Even Harrison's drumming was tighter than a shrunken spandex and absolutely perfect right from the start. Hell, there's even a few in the performance where you could see he was just chilling and having fun with his drumming but my brother (who plays drums to a fairly decent degree) was sitting with his mouth agape in utter awe. Even Edwin was doing his job perfectly. He came in when he needed to, did his part and was never without a smile while playing. Great bassist to watch. Extra Kudos to their soundscape artist Barbieri. That man never missed a beat and is, to me, the heart of PT's music. I.E. he keeps the song flowing at all times and basically keeps the mood going. And that exactly what he demonstrated in this live gig too, perfect keyboard work. And last but not least, Mr Wilson himself. What a genius. The vocals were spectacular, I was even impressed at his guitar work. :-P He kept his pieces fairly intricate but even at that, he never made and mistakes at all.

Key moments for me in this DVD was 2 songs..... Hatesong and Heart Attack In A Layby.

Hatesong, live, was - without contest - the best song I've ever heard live. And I've seen a few live gigs in my time. It was powerful, erruptive and exceedingly emotional. Not only that but when PT were playing it, they demonstrated the exact reason they are one of the biggest Prog bands out there right now. The solo's were immense, drumming perfect and the fans - going absolutely wild! Great to watch!

And Heart Attack In A Layby. One of my favourite ever PT songs that they've released on a CD next to Even Less and Blackest Eyes. This live performance was so utterly amazing that I could help but reach for the nearest lighter and hold it up in the confines of my living room. Wilson's vocals was emotional, deep and the music made the song even better than just about every song on the live disc.

All in all, an amazing collection of live songs and I would recommend this to anybody at all. I don't see any reason why everyone on Earth wouldn't like this. It's just perfect. Seriously, go buy it now! :-P

yface1 | 5/5 |


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