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ARRIVING SOMEWHERE...

Porcupine Tree

 

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4.57 | 543 ratings

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5 stars Arriving Chicago - start of something beautiful

GRANDEZZA! A wonderful performance which I haven't expected in that way. This is the first time for me to regret that I'm not able to give 6 stars. The musicians are acting very concentrated in perfect harmony. Almost no emotions and interaction with the audience (excepting the end of the gig).

But this is not really surprising. Also nothing new: Steven Wilson is heading the concert with his vocals and various guitar work from acoustic to psychedelic and metal riffing. Richard Barbieri serves the psychedelic background for the songs with piano and soundscapes. Colin Edwin plays a solid bass part as usual. John Wesley is the wellknown precious fully intergrated second guitarist and vocalist. So at the end there is one musician missing in my enumeration - Gavin Harrison - I was not able to see him live with PT until now. His powerful various drumming is impressing - for example on Hatesong including some wonderful jamming. This is one of my PT long time favourites - and I must say - never have heard this song in a better way! Followed by Don't hate me they probably have to be played together until the end of time!

Another song to point out is Heartattack in a Layby with wonderful vocal harmonies by Wilson and Wesley. I never thought they were able to perform it in this way on the stage. And the title track Arriving somewhere ... plus the other songs from their last studio output 'Deadwing' are working live much better. The video performance is okay for me - maybe for some people it's a little bit restless. Second DVD is not spectacular - filled with a lot of pictures, some videos and live tracks. I can recommend Radioactive Toy from the Rockpalast Concert and - we are coming back to Harrison again - the fascinating Cymbal Song.

I have prefered the 90s phase of PT before I got this production - now I have to think over it!

Rivertree | 5/5 |

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