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Thread: Steven Wilson catch-all thread (Porcupine Tree, No-Man, Blackfield, Bass Communion)

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    The new live album is quite good. A really high-energy performance, which is unusual but welcome given the pace of the To The Bone material. I do think the best songs that translate as well if not better from the original album are slower pieces like "Song of Unborn" and especially "Refuge", which takes on a more epic shape.

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    "25 years ago today, on the 4th December 1993, Porcupine Tree made its first ever live appearance at the Nag's Head in High Wycombe, UK. By then 2 albums and an EP had been released under the name (and a third one was half finished), all of which gave the impression that Porcupine Tree was a band, when in fact it was a solo project, just me messing about in my bedroom studio, although Colin and Richard had both guested on one song each on Up the Downstair released earlier that year. Positive press and a growing fanbase had led to increased pressure for live appearances, so in late 1993 I asked 3 brilliant musicians I knew, Colin Edwin (from my home town of Hemel Hempstead), Richard Barbieri and Chris Maitland (both of whom had played with my other band no-man) to join me in forming a real band line up of the project. For some reason they all agreed, and on the strength of the buzz about the project, Richard Allen at my then record company Delerium managed to book this show, as well as 2 others and a BBC radio session. After one week of rehearsals this was our first ever gig in front of an audience, performing a 7 song, 70 minute set in a backroom of a pub to about 200 people that had traveled from all over the country. The first song played was Voyage 34. which you can find elsewhere on the web, but here is a mixing desk recording of the second song Always Never. This would have also been the first time I had sung in front of an audience, at least since the days of my various school bands, so I can only imagine now how nervous I must have been at the prospect!The rest, as they say, is history..."

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    Oh god no. No no no no. You are so much better than this, man.

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    I love how the music in the video makes it sound like a tragedy and "significant"...

    Of course Steven doesn't like them, but whatever, i guess he wanted the media coverage.

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    I mean, he's not wrong...

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    It may not have been wise for him to share his opinion so candidly. However, each and every statement he said was completely true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katara View Post
    It may not have been wise for him to share his opinion so candidly. However, each and every statement he said was completely true.
    If anything i think it helped him to gain a bunch of fans.
    Even Consequence of Sound covered the news and i saw a bunch of comments saying: "I had no idea who Steven Wilson was... so i went and heard Porcupine Tree and now i agree..".
    I guess it was a happy "incident"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by onthewall2983 View Post

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    This is a really good record.

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