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Porcupine Tree

Though he initially came to wider attention (at least in the U.K.) with No-Man, his long-running collaboration with Tim Bowness throughout the '90s, singer/guitarist Steven Wilson gained as much of a reputation for Porcupine Tree. Embracing and exploring prog rock inspirations while always keeping an ear out for newer musical connections, thus sidestepping the pointless revivalism of many of the band's peers, Porcupine Tree has created some noteworthy albums and songs over the years, continuing full-strength into the new millennium.

The group itself was just Wilson at the start. Born in London in 1967, he was too young to participate in the first full flush of psychedelic and experimental rock music, but swiftly made up for lost time, turning out to be a talented musical prodigy. Having learned guitar and keyboards at a young age, he contributed to work by underground prog outfits of the early '80s such as Altamont and Karma, while continuing his own musical growth and exploration. 1987 saw the founding of both No-Man and Porcupine Tree, the latter actually starting as a joke between Wilson and a friend about a legendary lost '70s group. Elaborate discographies and other material were created à la Spinal Tap, while Wilson himself created a slew of music meant to be the band's lost recordings. In a humorous twist of fate, two tapes of this material ended up in the hands of other folks interested in hearing more from Wilson, who ended up collating the best tracks for Porcupine Tree's real debut album on Delerium Records, On the Sunday of Life, in 1992. Those songs having been something of a nostalgia exercise, Wilson aimed for a more contemporary approach on his follow-up release -- the extended single "Voyage 34," with a clear debt to ambient techno jokesters the Orb.

Up the Downstair, Porcupine Tree's next full album, found Wilson coming fully into his own, creating a majestic, sweeping album that took the prog inspirations of the past fully into a realm of mysterious hush and beauty as much as full-on rock charge. Two collaborators on other projects, bassist Colin Edwin and keyboardist Richard Barbieri, the latter one of the core members of early-'80s pop art geniuses Japan, guested on the album. Later that year, the two formally joined Porcupine Tree, along with drummer Chris Maitland, establishing a four-piece lineup.

The first release by the new version of the group, The Sky Moves Sideways, was actually something of a transitional affair, a number of the songs still being Wilson solo compositions and performances. A slew of fine songs stood out regardless, notably "Moonloop," but the bandmembers themselves considered the quartet's true debut to be 1996's Signify, another stunning step forward for the Porcupine Tree sound, with new highlights everywhere, including the epic blast of the title track itself. A nice nod to the past came that year with the vinyl-only Spiral Circus album, featuring selections from the first three performances of the four-piece lineup in 1993, while 1997's Coma Divine featured live recordings from the Rome stop on the Signify tour. By this time, Porcupine Tree's reputation had spread throughout Europe and elsewhere, including an increasing cult following in America.

A friendly parting from Delerium led Porcupine Tree to Snapper/K-Scope, which released 1999's Stupid Dream, notable for its stronger song focus and slightly more accessible feel all around. The band's reputation and fan base continued to grow, with another album, Lightbulb Sun, taking its bow in 2000. Porcupine Tree continued to tour and plan ahead for both new recordings and reissues of older, rarer material, the first of which surfaced in May 2001, titled Recordings. Various unreleased cuts from the Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun sessions as well as a few B-sides were included. They spent the rest of the year putting together Stars Die: The Delerium Years '91-97, a box set that looks at their catalog from 1991 to 1997. Many more unreleased and rare tracks found their way onto the set, and the album finally came out in late autumn 2001. Drummer Chris Maitland left the band in March of 2002, but luckily, Gavin Harrison was available to take his place. A year later, In Absentia was released, followed by Warszawa and Deadwing in 2005. Up the Downstair was reissued that same year, complete with a bonus disc of the band's 1994 EP Staircase Infinities. Porcupine Tree did some sporadic touring in summer 2006 before fall dates were completed around the U.K., Europe, and the United States. Around the same time, Stupid Dream was reissued with bonus material. In 2007, the band released their ninth studio LP, a loose concept album with an underlying theme of escapism in the 21st century, aptly named Fear of a Blank Planet (not to be confused with the similarly titled Public Enemy classic). The following year, the band released the mini-album Nil Recurring, which consisted of tracks written during the recording of Fear of a Blank Planet. In 2009, the group released Incident, which was comprised of a single long song that featured many different movements, as well as a handful of shorter compositions that close the album. The double-live album, Octane Twisted, followed in 2012. ~ Ned Raggett
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Octane Twisted

Disc 1

1. Occam's Razor (Live)

2. The Blind House (Live)

3. Great Expectations (Live)

4. Kneel And Disconnect (Live)

5. Drawing The Line (Live)

6. The Incident (Live)

7. Your Unpleasant Family (Live)

8. The Yellow Windows Of The Evening Train (Live)

9. Time Flies (Live)

10. Degree Zero Of Liberty (Live)

11. Octane Twisted (Live)

12. The Seance (Live)

13. Circle Of Manias (Live)

14. I Drive The Hearse (Live)

Disc 2

1. Hatesong (Live)

2. Russia On Ice/The Pills I'm Taking (Live)

3. Stars Die (Live)

4. Bonnie The Cat (Live)

5. Even Less (Live)

6. Dislocated Day (Live)

7. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (Live)

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Track List: Anesthetize

Disc 1

1. Intro

2. Fear Of A Blank Planet

3. My Ashes

4. Anesthetize

5. Sentimental

6. Way Out Of Here

7. Sleep Together

8. Prodigal

9. What Happens Now?

10. Normal

11. Dark Matter

12. Drown With Me

13. Cheating The Polygraph

14. Half-Light

15. Sever

16. Wedding Nails

17. Strip The Soul / Dot Three

18. Sleep Of No Dreaming

19. Halo

Disc 3
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Track List: The Incident

Disc 1

1. Occam's Razor

2. Blind House

3. Great Expectations

4. Kneel And Disconnect

5. Drawing The Line

6. Incident

7. Your Unpleasant Family

8. Yellow Windows Of The Evening Train

9. Time Flies

10. Degree Zero Of Liberty

11. Octane Twisted

12. Seance

13. Circle Of Manias

14. I Drive The Hearse

Disc 2

1. Flicker

2. Bonnie The Cat

3. Black Dahlia

4. Remember Me Lover

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Track List: Nil Recurring

1. Nil Recurring

2. Normal

3. Cheating The Polygraph

4. What Happens Now?

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Track List: Fear Of A Blank Planet

1. Fear Of A Blank Planet

2. My Ashes

3. Anesthetize

4. Sentimental

5. Way Out Of Here

6. Sleep Together

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Track List: Deadwing

1. Deadwing

2. Shallow

3. Lazarus

4. Halo

5. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

6. Mellotron Scratch

7. Open Car

8. Start Of Something Beautiful

9. Glass Arm Shattering

10. Shesmovedon

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Track List: Warszawa

1. Even Less

2. Slave Called Shiver

3. Shesmovedon

4. Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recylced

5. Lightbulb Sun

6. Russia On Ice

7. Where We Would Be

8. Hatesong

9. Stop Swimming

10. Voyage 34

11. Signify

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Track List: In Absentia

1. Blackest Eyes

2. Trains

3. Lips Of Ashes

4. The Sound Of Muzak

5. Gravity Eyelids

6. Wedding Nails

7. Prodigal

8. 3

9. The Creator Has A Mastertape

10. Heartattack In A Lay By

11. Strip The Soul

12. Collapse The Light Into Earth

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Track List: Stars Die: The Delirium Years (1991-1997)

Disc 1

1. Radioactive Toy

2. Nine Cats

3. And The Swallows Dance Above The Sun

4. Nostalgia Factory

7. Phantoms

8. Up The Downstair

9. Fadeaway

10. Rainy Taxi

Disc 2

1. Stars Die

2. The Sky Moves Sideways - Phase One

3. Men Of Wood

4. Waiting

6. Colourflow In Mind

7. Fuse The Sky

8. Signify II

9. Every Home Is Wired

10. Sever

11. Dark Matter

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Track List: Signify

Disc 1

1. Bornlivedie

2. Signify

3. The Sleep Of No Dreaming

4. Pagan

5. Waiting Phase One

6. Waiting Phase Two

7. Sever

8. Idiot Prayer

9. Every Home Is Wired

10. Intermediate Jesus

11. "Light Mass Prayers"

12. Dark Matter

Disc 2

1. Wake As Gun I

2. Hallogallo

3. Signify

4. Waiting

5. Smiling Not Smiling

6. Wake As Gun II

7. Neural Rust

8. Dark Origins

9. Sever Tomorrow

10. Nine Cats (Acoustic Version)

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Track List: The Sky Moves Sideways

Disc 1

1. The Sky Moves Sideways Phase 1

2. Dislocated Day

3. Moon Touches Your Shoulder

4. Prepare Yourself

5. The Sky Moves Sideways Phase 2

Disc 2

1. The Sky Moves Sideways (Alternate Version)

2. Stars Die

3. Moonloop (Improvisation)

4. Moonloop (Coda)

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Track List: Up The Downstair (2004)

Disc 1

1. What You Are Listening To

2. Synesthesia

3. Monuments Burn Into Moments

4. Always Never

5. Up The Downstair

6. Not Beautiful Anymore

7. Siren

8. Small Fish

9. Burning Sky

10. Fadeaway

Disc 2

1. Cloud Zero

2. The Joke's On You

3. Navigator

4. Rainy Taxi

5. Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape

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Track List: On The Sunday Of Life...

1. Music For The Head

2. Jupiter Island

3. Third Eye Surfer

4. On The Sunday Of Life...

5. The Nostalgia Factory

6. Space Transmission

7. Message From A Self-Destucting Turnip

8. Radioactive Toy

9. Nine Cats

10. Hymn

11. Footprints

12. Linton Samual Dawson

13. And The Swallows Dance Above The Sun

14. Queen Quotes Crowley

15. No Luck With Rabbits

16. Begonia Seduction Scene

17. This Long Silence

18. It Will Rain For A Million Years

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jchaldu
Steven, i love your solo work and will make every show i can, but please, can we have some more Porcupine Tree?
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haunting, amazing , been a fan since the early 90s. So many of Steven's lyrics touch me... I'm still here. Despite my inner conflicts.
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jchaldu
i was driving home from a film shoot late one night in LA. Jim Ladd from KLOS played a new song called Stupid Dream on the radio. I had to pull over. I was starting to loose the signal. I was blown away.
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This discography is a little slim. No Lightbulb Sun or Stupid Dream?
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P.Tree simply the best
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SW's 4.5.....Boff o !
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Crap, it looks like we have a bobsitsons-- t #2. CRAP!
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ztvpro
Hot poop sauce is a pretty good description of my singing... I love the band and would them more vocal credit.
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Beeshaver is just full of s**t!
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Much love
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Amazing musicians doing amazing things.
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Bad vocals are like hot poop sauce poured over otherwise good music. They should get a different singer or just go without.
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1/30/16 And I've just discovered PT for the first time. How did I go so long without ever hearing of this band? I first heard Dark Matter on Pandora. I am hooked. Wonderful stuff.
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Been listening to the Tree for a while. Saw the Deadwing tour and was hooked. Gavin Harrison is one under rated drummer. Need more music like this and Riverside.
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This cd or ep is beyond awesome ! If i put it in my car stereo i listen to it so many times i start to think there is something wrong with me? Steven Wilson is a very special person.
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Porcupine Tree is the epitomy of when still waters run deep. Without musicianship such as this and many other bands, modern civilization would be regressing at an even faster clip. So thanks?
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Porcupine Tree is at the canopy of modern rock.
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Steven Wilson is an indisputable genius but Gavin Harrison is the best part of PT
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I'm an old prog enthusiast and it's great to know that someone is keeping the genre alive and well. Bravo to Steve Wilson and his imaginative talent.
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There is something about Steven Wilson, that when I hear his songs, I have very few comparative examples of similar artists. In that way I say Steven Wilson borders on being a musician who defies the possibilitie s of rating or review.
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There is something about Steven Wilson, that when I hear his songs, I have very few comparative examples of similar artists. In that way I say the Steven Wilson borders on being a musician that defies the possibilitie s of rating or review.
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Coma Divine isn't Porcupine Tree's best album, but it is definitely good. I still recommend it, but I wouldn't say, Buy Coma Divine first.
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They are even better in concert. Steve is awesome.
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Steven Wilson - genius
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Cosmic Charlie recommended this band to me. Thanks, Cosmic!! :)
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Thanks Pandora, this one, The Sound Of No-one Listening , hit the spot as I was getting ready for bed.
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My Ashes...grea t song...remin d s me of Zep's song No Quarter
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trinn17
Picked up Signify recently. Outstanding material. Watching clips on You Tube, these guys are amazing! Believe the drummer Gavin Harrison may not be human..I'm sure Steven Wilson isn't !! Great stuff!
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Complex, subtle with deep meaning that connects. Great music!
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Great music to never grow tired of.
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Like Porcupine Tree's other albums, Deadwing is tremendous.
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trinn17
These guys are phenomenal ! This live material on the Coma Divine LP is amazing. Will definitely be listening to more of the Porcupine. Looks like I just missed seeing Steven Wilson back in June (per pgunn5 below) DAMN !

I AM definitely a new fan !
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diamondjims4
Just saw Steve & the guys in Greensburgh, P A - 6 / 2 - T r e m e n d o u s !
The new Hand. Cannot. Erase album is phenomenal. The visual movie-behind the band playing live was Floyd-esc. It also sent the ole shivers down the spine watching a young beautiful woman be so alone in such a busy city. A fantastic storyline for the whole album.- and what an ending...He closed with The Raven that refused to sing.---a must watch on u-tube. AWESOME!
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This is like elevator music for crack heads
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Great band...Cereb r a l music...Can' t go wrong!
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Nil Recurring is awesome. Every track is great!
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Re: jsjones364 - I have been the first person to like songs, albums, and bands for several artists, while I have liked artists with less than 100 likes hundreds of times (an estimate). This may be obvious, but if nobody is listening, then it makes sense doesn't pay for Pandora to give these band a royalties check.
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Progarchives . c o m list hundreds of prog bands. Why does Pandora play so few?
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Is it possible to get enough of Steven Wilson?
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A with alot of plus'es ++++++++++++ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
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Steven Wilson

June 11th 2015 Mesa AZ 4th Row.
June 14th 2015 San Francisco, CA nose bleed seats.

You will want to see Mr. Wilson before you die. The only thing that comes close to a Wilson live experience is Pink Floyd. Years from now people will wish they had been able to see him live. The guy is a musical genius. I don't say that lightly.
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Feel like I'm in a 70s movie. This song is nuts but great.
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Damn ++Porcupine Tree is fabulous!! Not well known, but I think once listeners hear these guys,They will hit the roof!!!
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The new Steven Wilson album is amazing. I still love Porcupine Tree, but the Steven Wilson band is even better.
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Love the name of the group what they used to call Dogwood trees.
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I'm afraid his fourth solo album has left me cold...i bought tix to his show here in june, and now i don't even want to go...which, in a way, is shocking to me. i caught on late, 2003, but have been a fan for a dozen years.
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Such an underrated band.
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Almost as good as TOOL , but more proficient.
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I am looking forward to the return of Porcupine Tree in 2016!!!
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