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on 7 September 2010
Steven Wilson fans can be an obsessive lot and this DVD could possibly be the pinnacle of that obsessive-ness for the fans.
The main feature is a documentary of sorts the lives and times of Steven Wilson from Hemel Hempstead, Musician with bands including Porcupine Tree No-Man, Blackfield, IEM, Bass Communion, and solo. As such the main feature I-pod basing etc can be a tad self indulgent, but none the less the film works after all this is the 2000's prog. rock main exponent why should it not be indulgent. The music mainly based around his excellent solo album Insurgentes (also available on Amazon and very worth getting for the surround mix alone). The picture quality is good though in the main it was not shot Hi Def so is probably as good as it gets on DVD. The sound quality is excellent nice to see a music based disc giving sound the priority with a good DTS surround mix.
The DVD set really dose go I for the kill though with disc two the so called extras but for me the main feature:
* 31 minute film of Bass Communion and Pig live in Mexico City (Live Bass Communion on film, previously only available as a download and vinyl single)
* Two trailers (previously available on the Web)
* Original ending (nixed to improve the flow of the main film)
* A Q+A session with Steven Wilson and Lasse Hoile
* Promo video for Harmony Korine
* 6 bonus audio tracks.
'Insurgentes' (Sweet Billy Pilgrim remix)
'Desperation' ( a previously unreleased track),
'Veneno Para Las Hadas' (demo),
'Western Home' (a previously unreleased track),
'Collecting Space' (demo),
'Deadwing Theme' (previously released only on MySpace),
Overall an excellent package plenty of music to listen to and a two disc set that does throw everything and the kitchen sink in. prog. fans buy and you wont be disappointed. Steven Wilson fans should just buy it.