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Insurgentes II it ain't....,
This review is from: Grace For Drowning (Blu-ray)
Having owned a copy of Stevens last album since the limited edition was released, I always thought that whilst it was good, it smacked a bit of a Porcupine Tree album, just not played by the other PT members. Grace for Drowning however, whilst on occasion tipping its hat to Stevens main group, very much establishes an identity all of its own.
And how. For those blessed with a BluRay and a 5.1 surround sound system, be prepared. This is a lesson in how to create a surround sound mix that tolerates continued listens, with each listen offering something new. I love this version.
That said, the 2-channel version is pretty darned good. From searing guitar work we would associate with Steven, we have rich multi layered vocals, choir and orchestral accompaniments. It is a treat.
Current favourites are 'Deform to Form a Star' from the first album, and the sinister 'Index' from the second album.