on 15 June 2007
This is not just my favourite Porcupine Tree album but i would go as far as saying that as far as progressive, ambient, atmospheric, chill out music is concerened it is the best! A beautiful and inspiring album!
on 23 November 2004
The Sky Moves Sideways was the album that introduced me to Porcupine Tree, and this re-issue makes remember why I stayed with them. The new version of Moonloop is very good indeed, especially with Stars Die before it, but the real star for me is the alternative mix of the title track. It puts a different slant on the piece - harking back to Voyage 34 and Up the Downstair - and for me is the superior version.
TSMS is not exactly indicative of where Steve Wilson took the band afterwards, but it is worthy in it's own right, and a truly great album and this re-issue deserves a serious listen.
on 12 January 2009
There are so many Porc Tree albums to choose from and they are all so different. This is one of my favourites and is (deliberately) the most pink floydish of the lot, but with large smatterings of 80's tangerine dream thrown in.
Definitely a late night chillout album, although you may wake the neighbours in some parts.
Only criticism is that it lacks an overall cohesive "plot", the music coming and going in phases. Probably due to this being a cut down version of an original concept that never quite made it to completion.