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  • Audio CD (7 Nov. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Delerium Records
  • ASIN: B0000245RZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 548,807 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Now available, the 1991 debut album, "On The Sunday Of Life" comes as a Limited Edition (2000 copies) double 180 gram heavy-weight orange-coloured vinyl release with gatefold sleeve. --This text refers to the Vinyl edition.

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Format: Audio CD
A world away from Steven Wilson's modern rock explosions and progressive orchestrations, Porcupine Tree's psychedelic genesis "On the Sunday of Life..." is a release that demands obedience from its listener. The obedience to cope with 'Sunday's...' immaturity and happy-go-lucky melodies, the obedience to sit through a 75 minute album that largely consists of interludes and instrumentals. To a relatively fresh Porcupine Tree fan, 'Sunday' might just be a hard one to swallow...

To describe an album that's as psychedelic as 'Sunday' as a 'Cosmic Journey' may seem a little cliché at first, but the way that the listener is sucked into the album's Technicolor nebula makes the notion of an intergalactic trip somewhat hard to deny. The album's introduction, "Music for the Head" is a snake charmer, luring the listener in to a false sense of security before opening a door to another world and locking the door behind them. Before you know it, you're hastily greeted with the thumping snare drums of "Jupiter Island", a playful flight through a colourful and imaginary realm. By this time, 'Sunday' has taken you by the hand and there's no turning back.
The album's sound is generated by an impressive range of well-played instruments, some early, yet interesting effects from Steven Wilson and of course, the master's voice itself, guiding you along with every step.
The sheer range of styles on offer here would normally be enough to shatter the fragile composition of an album, but as we learn from this and later albums, Steven Wilson's ability to create a flowing, continuous piece of music is something that has rarely been challenged.
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The latest in the series of remastering Porcupine Trees early Delerium back catalogue sees Steven Wilson back to the roots of the band. Well, it wasn't really a band at this stage, more of a recording project with Wilson playing everything apart from a few instruments and lyrics supplied by friend Alan Duffy.
This album is not really a debut as such as it was compiled from the best tracks of the original cassette only releases, "Tarquin's Seaweed Farm" and "The Nostalgia Factory". The material here is very different to the core albums which Porcupine Tree are best known for. There is plenty of psychedelic and spacey experimentation going on here. Some of it sounds a bit, how should I say, naive now, but the seeds of where Wilson would take Porcupine Tree are very much in evidence.
The highlight of the album is of course the excellent "Radioactive Toy", which has been a live staple of the bands for years. This features Wilson's trademark guitar sound to the full and sounds better here than ever before. But in truth there is quite a bit on this album to enjoy. "Jupiter Island" is fun, with it's Hawkwind type intro. "Nine Cats" is wonderful, with glorious nonsensical Edward Lear type lyrics which adds to it's overall charm. All very trippy and very English. Although the original CD version quoted a dedication to the spirit of Miles Davis, I think that of Syd Barrett is more in evidence. Other highlights which do stand the test of time are "The Nostalgia Factory", "And the Swallows Dance Above the Sun" and the closing "It Will Rain for a Million Years".
This album is not just for completists, as the ideas, songs and execution clearly display the burgeoning of a singularly gifted talent. The version here is part of Snappers re-issue of Porcupine Trees back catalogue in digipack format and looks good. And at this price you cannot go wrong really.
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On the Sunday of life is not the typical porcupine tree album as we have known and loved. This is the most random and weird album in the collection for me. In the book Steven Wilson duos not class this as the first porcupine tree album more as a compilation of the best of the early works he did. This is a long album as in the track number at 18 and the min count at 75. A lot of the album is just ok some songs are amazing like "radioactive toys, nine cats" and for some reason I love "Space transmission" there are some songs that are a little annoying with the vocals as the vocals have been modified so there more high and a little annoying. the lyrics which are not by Wilson are a little strange which I think works for the album. Some of the samples used are just random like one at the end off a track that says "I want you to put Felix's penis on me." No joke. Check track and the swallows dance above the sun.
The album cover for me is a little bit of a letdown. Porcupine tree are a band that like the cool yet weird artwork i.e. the art for stupid dream with the factory manufacturing music and the sky moves sideways with the English phone box in the middle of nowhere. To me the cover art for this cd isn't a very pleasing one.
I do like this album but it's not what you expect from porcupine tree as it is work from Wilsons school days but there are some amazing songs and some annoying once. This album is better if you listen to it with fresh ears or try comparing it to any of the later albums. The production isn't bad for the album the songs sound clear and well made.
Some say this album is for the hardcore fans but I'm not so sure there are elements of where porcupine tree have gone and this album is good to show what could have been.
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