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ANESTHETIZE

Porcupine Tree

 

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4.66 | 554 ratings

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synesthetize
4 stars Phew! it was really worth the long awaiting, I must say the deluxe edition delayed a lot to be sent. Porcupine Tree emerges once again with one of their best live experiences ever to be recorded. The first set of songs, which consisted of the whole Fear of a Blank Planet performance (plus "Prodigal" from In Absentia in the audio CD), sounded even better by moments than the album itself. But it's the second portion of the DVD that makes it completely worthwhile, with a retrospective bunch of songs from Signify and In Absentia. A negative point here for me: I would have liked a more complete retrospective path, also gathering songs from the remaining albums, specially Up The Downstair, The Sky Moves Sideways, Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun which I think are as much representative of the band's career as the two before mentioned. Anyway though, it's very interesting to see how the band have reworked some parts and/or single details on the songs from Signify and In Absentia they performed, making them even more solid and stronger than the studio versions. The focus here was not so in the therefore video editing as it was in the filming technique and expertise, which for me makes a beat on the Arriving Somewhere... DVD. Wesley vocals contribute a nice color to some songs. I liked the new Steven's AlumniSonic Telecaster guitar a lot. Really impressive performance to a really impressive show.

Very recommended: 4.5 out of 5 stars

synesthetize | 4/5 |

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