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Deadwing [DVD AUDIO] [DTS Surround Sound]

Porcupine Tree DVD Audio
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Porcupine Tree is unquestionably one of the most difficult-to-categorize and innovative bands working today.

The band is fronted by Steven Wilson, who also is well-known for his work producing other artists, from Swedish progressive metal group Opeth, to Norwegian chanteuse Anja Garbarek. He also has several other projects, including No-Man, Bass Communion, and ... Read more in Amazon's Porcupine Tree Store

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  • DVD Audio (16 May 2005)
  • Please Note: This is a DVD-Audio disc which is playable on most DVD players as well as all DVD-Audio players.
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: DTS Surround Sound
  • Label: Dts
  • ASIN: B0007ZEBI0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  DVD Audio  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 292,950 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Deadwing
2. Shallow
3. Lazarus
4. Halo
5. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
6. Mellotron Scratch
7. Open Car
8. The Start of Something Beautiful
9. Glass Arm Shattering
10. Mother And Child Divided
11. Revenant
12. Half Light

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Porcupine Tree return with their most powerful and soul searching album to date, Deadwing. Recorded between March-October 2004, this album has been mixed into DTS 5.1 Surround in collaboration with Grammy award winning producer Elliot Scheiner. Guest appearances on this album feature Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth, and Adrian Belew of King Crimson.

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Deadwing DTS 5.1 DVD-A. May 2005 Tracks: Deadwing (9:46) Shallow (4:!6) Lazarus (4:18) Halo (4:38) Arriving Somewhere but not Here (12:02) Mellotron Scratch (6:56) Open Car (3:46) The Start of Something Beautiful (7:39) Glass Arm Shattering (6:13) Bonus Material 5.1 Mixes: Half Light Mother and Child Divided Revenant +video material, photo galleries.

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128 of 130 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do You Believe In Ghosts? 21 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
As classic rock magazine recently said, Porcupine Tree are the most important band you've never heard of; Now onto their 9th studio album, their second on a major label, the band seems on the verge of bobbing above the commercial rock surface that they've floated just underneath for so many years.
Based on ideas from a ghost film script (not a full-blown concept album though) written by a friend of front man Steve Wilson (No Man, Blackfield, and many more projects), Deadwing is one of the more diverse albums the band has recorded, with more creative input from Colin Edwin (bass), Richard Barbieri (keyboards) and Gavin Harrison (drums) this time around.
The title track starts the experience with an electronic intro which leads up to the feet tapping main-riff. The band has carried on the heavier rock sound of 2002's In Absentia, but it's more blended into the overall sound this time. The track features some fantastic vocal contrasts, unlike any the band has done before.
Shallow, as Steve Wilson describes it, "is a big dumb rock song, done the Porcupine Tree way". It's probably the one song that will divide the long-standing fans opinion. Not the best on the album, but has received favourable radio airplay over in the U.S.
After the all-out-rock of the first two tracks, Lazarus calms things down; it's a really beautiful song, full of pianos and slide guitars. It really wouldn't sound out of place on mainstream radio alongside current pop acts like Keane and Coldplay.
Halo bring the sonic experience back into heavy rock territory, it's obviously a track Colin, Richard and Gavin gave a lot of input to - the drums, keyboard effects and bass are really prominent here.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 5 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
Another month, and another batch of releases from the prodigious Mr Wilson, this the most recent from his long running, and criminally under-rated Porcupine Tree outfit. Hot on the heels of the excellent Dronework, released under his Bass Communion moniker, and the equally high quality Continuum Volume I (Continuum being a collaborative project between Bass Communion and Belgian soundscape artist VidnaObmana), the latest addition to the huge, albeit mostly deleted, Porcupine Tree catalogue does not disappoint. Quite the opposite.
The album is a masterpiece. Somehow this band, with the possible exceptions of The Sky Moves Sideways and Lightbulb Sun (though these are both excellent albums that should grace any music lover's collection) manage to keep improving with each release - an outstanding feat considering the consistent high quality of their output.
Based upon a film script written jointly between PT leader and multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson and Mike Bennion (who directed the band's Piano Lessons video from the Stupid Dream album of 1999), the album is a complex and intelligent work of power and beauty. The undoubted highlight of the album, the centrepiece Arriving Somewhere But Not Here, clocks in at just over twelve minutes and flows between a smooth haunting beauty to an almost metal-esque structure and back without losing a sense of flow. The same can be said for the rest of the album, with harder tracks such as Shallow balanced out by mellower tracks like the excellent Lazarus and the emotive Mellotron Scratch. The switch in styles mid album is incredibly effective and in no way seems uncomfortable - the layout of the album is remarkably cohesive and well thought out.
Put simply, there is not a weak track, or even a weak point, on the album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Album but... 18 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is my favourite Porcupine Tree album, so I hear you say why give it only 3 stars.

Well if like me you like to listen to music on your MP3 player then you would have wanted to be able to put this onto it.

Well the wonderful people of Sony have put copy protection onto the disc so you can play it in a standard CD player and DVD player but as soon as it goes into a CD-Rom drive you can't play it.

The album is for me the best album and would have been awarded 10 stars but due to the copy protection only gets the three. I recommend that you save your money and buy a high quality download from the bands official website, not only can you put onto a disc and MP3 player but you also get a live bonus track.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure bliss! 8 May 2005
Format:Audio CD
Ok, so first of all I'd bought In Absentia after hearing Blackest eyes, and I was very impressed by it...
I saw Deadwing in my local cd store and at first I didn't wanna pay for it as I was into a different sort of mainstream rock at the time.
So I got my girlfriend to buy it for me!
I decided to give it a whirl and homed in on the 2 singles, Lazarus and Shallow. Shallow immediately caught me with its catchy beat, and although Lazarus took a little while longer to get me swooning, after a few listens I soon found myself unconsciously singing it at work.
So I soon set about playing the rest of the cd, and that was it, it soon was repeatedly played in my car, at home, online, anywhere! Even got my girlfriend into a few songs (and she hates most of my music!)
*This is an absolutely stunning album!*
Track 5 especially is an absolute masterpiece, reminiscing the Pink Floyd animals sort of music. It lasts over 11mins and still u think it could go on!
Every track on this cd will move you in some way, either jumpin up and remembering u're alive, swinging the emotions back and forth, or just wishing you could crunch up the volume to levels worthy of a U2 gig!
This is a cd that will constantly find its way back into my heart I feel and I can't help but now feel thirsty for more porcupine tree music, old and especially, new!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 7 hours ago by Piotr
5.0 out of 5 stars Must listen to....
This is a fantastic album. Even though Porcupine Tree have their own sound, you can definitely hear a bit of Rush and Marillion in there. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Twinkle
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite rock albums, period!
Its easy to pigeon-hole bands into various genres and sub-categories, because people feel the need to categorise bands. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Charlie
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius
I so wish I had discovered this band years ago, only just got into them after hearing Blackest Eyes on Planet Rock.
And damn are they good!! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Steviespitfire
3.0 out of 5 stars DEADWING=DEADEARS.
I have purchased six Porcupine Tree albums this year and loved every one. I decided to buy Deadwing and most of the songs are superb but for no reason whatsoever they start getting... Read more
Published 17 months ago by NIDGE
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Listenable..a new find for me
I'd always heard of PT , and know of Steve Wilson from his Opeth producing days + the work he's done with Storm Corrosion. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Craig Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
In my opinion this album is one of the best for the past 10 years or so, really good songs. It blows my mind!!!
Published on 17 April 2012 by jeff
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding record! Definitely worth the 5 stars!
Let's get this out the way first.
THIS IS MY FAVOURITE ALBUM OF ALL TIME. EVER.

This is one of those rare albums that you can never get bored of. Read more
Published on 3 Mar 2012 by Adam Canfield
4.0 out of 5 stars You have got to listen to this!
Great album showing inluences from many areas of music and bands old and new. Why are they not more well known?
Published on 4 Jan 2012 by no name
3.0 out of 5 stars If only it were importable in iTunes...
When I first received this album I was filled with expectation.

I had only recently discovered Porcupine Tree because of having to cover "Blackest Eyes" from the In... Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2011 by Carolina Labbe
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