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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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Product details

  • Audio CD (21 May 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Collector's Edition
  • Label: Snapper
  • ASIN: B00005BIIP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 442,732 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Buying New Soul
2. Access Denied
3. Cure For Optimism
4. Untitled
5. Disappear
6. Ambulance Chasing
7. In Formaldehyde
8. Even Less
9. Oceans Have No Memory

Product Description

KSCOPE EDITION OF THE CLASSIC PORCUPINE TREE RARITY Last year Porcupine Tree released their latest album The Incident. The album marked another step forward in the incredible journey of the band from a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a grammy nominated act and one of the world’s most revered live bands, currently selling out arenas across the globe and wowing fans with their incredible performances. As the band’s popularity has grown over the years, fans have been eager to explore their back catalogue and earlier pieces have become highly collectable with deleted albums, EPs and promos regularly changing hands on eBay for over a hundred pounds. The jewel in many fans collections is Recordings, a highly sought-after CD originally released in 2001 as a limited (20 000) edition release featuring songs written during the Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun sessions. This reissue of Recordings remains faithful to the original artwork and will provide Porcupine Tree’s new legions of fans with the chance to own this important part of the band’s history. --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Nick Green on 7 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is a compilation of rare Porcupine Tree tracks that shows quite a different side of them - their B side, you could say. Most tracks have a dark, sparse beauty about them that fans of Radiohead, Muse and Coldplay would be sure to recognise. However, Porcupine Tree consistently go beyond those three bands with greater variety of emotion and musical experimentation... one track even sounds like it could be on a recent Blur album. The Tree are possibly the best british alt-rock band around these days... it's a shame their sales don't reflect it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Renegade on 27 Nov. 2010
Format: Audio CD
A great set of material.
Dark-Sinister in places and yet very stripped beautiful and melodic with the balls out rockers thrown in for good measure.
If you like PT - you'll love this.
Certainly not an album of fillers although the songs are the B sides.
very-Very good.
Just buy it and crank it up
Great through a good sound system played LOUD!.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By simon@fodex.net on 4 Mar. 2002
Format: Audio CD
A variety of musical canvases ranging from simple guitar and voice, through to nearly fifteen minutes of prog rock anthem make this an album that is hard to classify. This is currently one of my most played albums, and looks likely to stay that way for some time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Victor Meldrew on 10 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
No Porcupine Tree fan should be without this gem. The 9 minute track 'Untitled' is worth the price alone. I can't believe it has been shelved for so long! Most of the music pre-dates their prog-metal period and tends to be more on the mellow side. But if that isn't enough to tempt you - the recording quality is the best I've ever heard on a rock album - so if you need a hifi test disc .......
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By comico on 30 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Oh, what a wonderful band Porcupine Tree are! This is an album that had become a much sought-after remaindered CD - mostly on the basis of the longest song of the set - the 14-minute "Even Less" which was the song that first introduced me to the band - and it is absolutely wonderful. As an entire album, there might be more fully-formed instances in PT's back catalogue, but this album has some beautiful highs. Buy it! And if you like this, then buy "Stupid Dream", and "Signify" and then "In Absentia" and "Deadwing" and...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fletch-a-sketch TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Sept. 2010
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How refreshing a reissue which is exactly that, a straight reissue of an original release no bonus tracks and minimal if at all tweaking of the sound to `improve it'. The original release was a set of outtakes and non album tracks from a productive and fertile period in the lives and times of Porcupine Tree The period which produced `Lightbulb Sun' and `Stupid Dream' both currently available on Amazon and in surround, so there would probably not be much to add as bonus tracks anyway.
As this was going for big bucks on popular internet auction sites and this should take the sting out of that, and collecting Porcupine Tree albums for those late to the band.
Tracks include the full length studio `Even less' clocking in at nearly quarter of an hour, `Buying New Soul' and `Ambulance chasing' all very good tracks and worthy of appearing on there relevant albums.

A cracking reissue and some stunning music.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By PalominBeaut on 27 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I purchased the limited numbered version ten years ago and have loved the album ever since. The album comprises of B-sides and unreleased tracks from when the "Stupid Dream" and "Lightbulb Sun" albums were released. The album is that good that it puts most artists regular albums to shame. The stand-out tracks for me are "Buying New Soul", "Ambulance Chasing" and "Even Less". There is even more of "Even Less" as it is the extended version which is twice as long as the album version.

It is nice to have the album available again so fans who do not have it in their collection, can get it at a regular price and not pay over the odds for a second hand version.

Purchase with confidence, listen with pride and wonder how you managed without it.
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The above title sums it up really - there are many superb PT albums to choose from but this one has some very magical tracks on it for me. If you like progressive rock and don't own any Porcupine Tree output your collection is missing something. I note other reviewers have a problem with the term "progressive" but I don't know why - look in a dictionary and find descriptions of "moving forwards" and "stressing individualism" - certainly those describe PT to a T!
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