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Another solid PT album,
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This review is from: In Absentia [European Edition] (Audio CD)
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (European edition double CD). This 2 CD version is now deleted and includes an additional 3 track bonus CD (16 minutes) - do not believe the Amazon "Product Description" which when I bought it related to the DVD-Audio version with 5.1 surround. The main CD is also "enhanced" (remember them?) - and if you still have an ancient computer system c. 2002 you may be able to benefit (I can't - but a warning to Mac users: DO NOT reinstall the old Quicktime 4 version required).
It's probably great in 5.1 surround but that version has gone to the silly market at stupid prices - for all Steven Wilson justifiably rails against "i-pod sound" he could perhaps practise what he preaches and leave the surround sound versions available as current releases for the converted.
That said, this is great value at £6. Arguably the first of the "new phase" Porcupine Tree releases and more decent rock than their earlier prog revisited sound, it is still very good and the band represent one of the few current rock acts worth hearing. If you have another recent Porcupine Tree album this will not surprise you; if you don't this is as good a starter as any. Like their other albums, it's a grower.