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Anesthetize - Region 0 NTSC [DVD] [2011]
Anesthetize - Region 0 NTSC [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Porcupine Tree
Price: £13.99

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 28 May 2010
I recommend this to all fans of Porcupine Tree and rock music alike, in fact anyone into musical genre's losely linked to rock. Porcupine Tree are generaly put into the prog/psychedelic rock category, but for me they just have their own genre entirely. This is first class music, production and quite literally a flawless performance from my favourite band, and one of the UK's finest.

Lasse Hoile (the danish film director) has done a fine job and also noticeably tried something else in style to the 'Deadwing'-esque filming of the 'Arriving Somewhere...' Dvd. You really get a great look at how these musicians are performing their music.

I also must point out the reason that this Dvd is entitled 'Anesthetize'.... you just have to watch this track here to realise it really is one of the bands greatest tracks and here it is in all its glory, all 17+minutes of it or however long it is! It leaves me speechless every time live at a concert and its great to just be able to click repeat and watch it at leisure as many times as you like!

Other fantastic live tracks here include 'Sever', 'Sleep of no dreaming', the beautiful 'half-light', and also some real treats with the tracks here off 'In Absentia'.

All in all a must have if you are into the band, if youre new, prepare to have your minds blown.


0.45x wide conversion lens 55mm for Sony A100 A200 A300 A350 A700 (WK45B55mm)
0.45x wide conversion lens 55mm for Sony A100 A200 A300 A350 A700 (WK45B55mm)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its good..., 17 Sept. 2009
..but maybe it wont have the best results available. Its not a single lens, more an attachment you can attach to your regular 18-70m lens. Fully zoomed out you get a dark circle on your image on the corners so you have to zoom in a little to obscure this.

I would maybe recommend a proper wide-angle lens with a fitting for the camera itself, not to another lens.

Not bad for the price though and I have had some great results from it on wide angle shot and also its excellent for MACRO photography


The Incident
The Incident
Offered by the_record_factory
Price: £9.95

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In short...., 17 Sept. 2009
This review is from: The Incident (Audio CD)
...its the best album they have produced to date. For me its not a 'grower', Ive been instantly hooked on this album and the range of sound from track to track. Steves work just seems to get darker an darker! It has a very different sound to FOABP overall but still retains some simlarities. The eerie title track 'The Incident' has a similar feel/sound to 'Sleep Together'. Another highlight for me is the longest track 'Time flies' which feels vaguely familiar somehow. However the track 'Drawing the line' is in completely new territory for Porcupine Tree.

If you are a fan of PT its a must (that goes without saying really) or just heard about them and wanted to check them out its a great place to start to be honest. Cant wait for the tour to get going over here in Europe and to see them perform the new album here in Copenhagen!

Amazing record from the best UK prog/rock/metal band around. Indulge, enjoy.


The Candlelight Years
The Candlelight Years
Price: £27.72

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I agree....., 8 Aug. 2008
This review is from: The Candlelight Years (Audio CD)
I agree entirely with the other reviewer here, at first i read his/her comments and thought n'ah they must have had a japanese version imported or something, but sure enough the entire inlay is illegible.

I have listened to the music and its awesome, especially 'Morningrise', but I have to say i am returning this and buying all 3 albums separately to get the full affect, ie the artwork and packaging.

The case is flimsy and will look tatty in no time.

Really all i can say is if you want to pick up the early stuff cheap and the above doesnt bother you then get it, at the end of the day i guess the music is most important but outside the cd's I just feel it lacks quality and quantity.

You decide...


Amputechture
Amputechture
Price: £5.23

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Mars album..., 18 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Amputechture (Audio CD)
...without a doubt, BUT, I must admit 'The Bedlam in Goliath' is creeping up on me too. That album is defianetley a 'grower'....

But what to say about this album. I think its a masterpiece, I had heard mixed reviews about it and having got 'Frances' after owning 'Deloused' for a couple of years (the band in genral have taken a while to grow on me) then decided to get this in light of the 'New' album out at the end of January.

Here we have everything. The slow introduction, the epic track 2 before the very catchy and obvious single 'Vermicide'. This is the most accessible track on the album. 'Meccamputecture' is a fantastic song. Then it breaks diwn into another slow, accoustic track which is very beautiful and all in Spanish. The next 2 tracks are the heaviest on the album and to be honest blow me away. 'Viscera Eyes' has a heavy riff through out, but the next track and to me the highlight of the album is'Day of the Baphomets'. This song is crazy, I remember when I first heard it and now I cant get enough of it. I really hope they play it this Friday night in Copenhagen here but I wont hold my breath. Its in 2 parts really, the first is the build up and heaviest bit with vivid lyrics and vocals followed by trumpet and guitar. The 2nd half goes even more nuts with an amazing bit of percussion towards the end. This is my favourite Mars song, hands down. Hats off.

Throughout the album has such an intensity in places and yet some soft areas to break it up, the lyrics are insane and as pleasing as previously, the music I dont know where to start with really, just brilliant. Omars guitar work, the rythem used, the percussion, Cedrics voice, just completely different and unique to anything I have heard and YOU will hear! I promise!

I am really looking forward to seeing these guys to really see how they make this immense sound they create....


PORCUPINE TREE - STUPID DREAM : WITH BONUS DVD AUDIO DISC
PORCUPINE TREE - STUPID DREAM : WITH BONUS DVD AUDIO DISC
Offered by Videomusiconline
Price: £29.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, different, and one quick question?!, 12 Nov. 2007
To be very brief, this is a great album and has gradually become one of my favourites, it takes a while to get into. 'Pure Narcotic', 'Slave Called Shiver', 'Don't Hate me', 'Stranger by the minute' and 'Stop Swimming' are all amazing tracks. If your a real fan of the band this is a worthy addition to the back catalogue.

This 2 disc re-release has a bonus dvd which 'should' play the full length version of 'Even Less' and the rare track 'Ambulance Chasing' in 5.1mix but for some reason mine doesnt play these bonus tracks? Does anyone else have this problem? Or am i missing something?

Buy this album!!!
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Fear Of A Blank Planet
Fear Of A Blank Planet

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fear of a Blank Planet....Brilliant, 16 April 2007
This review is from: Fear Of A Blank Planet (Audio CD)
Firstly id just like to say that this is only based on a 2nd time around listening......but wow.

This album delivers all you have learnt to expect from Porcupine Tree and more. Dont be alarmed by the fact its 6 tracks long, its still 50 minutes of pure brilliance. The 3rd track 'Anesthetize' is 17 minutes long and broken into 3 phases so feels like at least 2 tracks alone.

I would say the album opens in a 'Deadwing' style track but for me thats the only resemblance i can put to that album and this. A completely different feel surrounds this.

Its just amazing how this band manage to create music that can be so depressing yet euphoric, so oppressive yet free. And here is a fine example of this ability.

I feel a certain review here on amazon was particularly harsh, finding anything to pick at and try to take away the credit this album and band together deserve. Who cares if Robert Fripp is only here as a soundscape influence? Who cares if 'Sentimental' borrows a 'Trains' riff? And the 'Eastenders' reference mentioned, after hearing the album now just makes me laugh! So please dont be deterred by that review, i assure you this is pleasing in every way, i guess some people there just no pleasing though.

That said, everyones entitled to an opinion right, so under strong recommendation i suggest you try this album whether old or new to Porcupine Tree, you shouldnt be disappointed.


Light Grenades
Light Grenades
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.23

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They just get better and better.., 13 April 2007
This review is from: Light Grenades (Audio CD)
What can i say about Incubus. For a start they areone of my favourite bands. I knew i would love this album long before it came out, i had faith that with every release they out do the last so this would be the same.

'A crow left of the murder' although it took time to get into proved to be an exceptional album, especially after you see some of the tracks live on the Alive at Red Rocks Dvd.
'Morning View' is one of my favourite albums of all time. Start to finish, beautiful.
'Make yourself', with tracks like Drive and Pardon Me was a good step in a different direction from 'S.c.i.e.n.c.e', the classic full length debut album that caught everyones attention. I know some are still adament that they went down hill from that album. I strongly disagree, they have merely matured and experimented, developing their own unique style and sound.

So, being highly anticipated, with everyone asking themselves what stance they would take on a new album, does 'Light Genades' deliver to the fans?
I think so.

For a start this album is far more accessible than the last, leaving out alot of the experimental sides and going for a slightly cleaner and crystal clear approach. Its like they knew what the fans wanted this time and delivered.
Right from the start, when i first listened and got to the end of the 3rd or 4th track i was already desperate to hear them again.

'Quicksand' is a slow steady introduction that just sets the atmosphere of the album beautifully. It leads into 'A kiss to send us off' which really gets the blood pumping building at the end to an amazing wave of sound.
Then we have 'Dig', for me the albums most powerful track and in my opinion one of their most beautiful songs ever made. I cant tell you how much i love listening to this track.
'Anna-Moly', the single is a catchy upbeat classic with brilliant guitarwork, nicely placed in between the slower paced 'Dig' and the next, 'Love Hurts'. A beautiful ballad, set to be a single i believe. The title track is a relentless fast paced punk rock track, very clever lyrics, over before its started it seems but with impact at the same time.
Then we get the first of 2 part 'Earth to Bella', very short, i almost wonder if they should have made one full length track to close the album on and left this one out here. But still it leads quite nicely to 'Oil and Water'. A real grower of a track, in fact i'll point out at this point the 2nd half of the album in general takes a bit of time to get into. But again an amazing track, building right to the end climax. 'Diamonds and Coal' is a nice track touching on the ups and downs of a relationship. 'Rogues' is very upbeat and catchy song, with time very likeable. 'Paper Shoes' is a very different track, almost sad or subdued? But it fits still. And 'Pendulous Threads', builds into a funky, catchy energetic release leading up to the 'Earth to Bella' outro, togetehr both a fitting end to this amazing album.

Its just an effortlessly brilliant collection of songs. Quite varied in style, Mike Einzegger said before it came out "Its a mess! It sounds like 13 songs by 13 different artists!". Well i dont quite agree, but it is certainly special.

True fans are in for a treat here, otherwise at least give it a try, im sure you wont be dissapointed. Brandon Boyd just writes beautiful songs and lyrics, Mike Einzegger is unreal on guitar, they are all just so good at what they do...

Looking forward to the re-sheduled tour dates in september!!


Porcupine Tree: Arriving Somewhere [DVD] [2006] [NTSC]
Porcupine Tree: Arriving Somewhere [DVD] [2006] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Porcupine Tree

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for fans.., 13 April 2007
I'll keep it simple. If you've never been to see Porcupine Tree then this (obviously) is the next best thing. Its a really well edited concert with nice camera and lighting effects. The track listing is great as you get some oldish stuff mixed in with the at the time new 'Deadwing' material.

But the highlights for me are 'Hatesong' and 'Dont Hate me' side by side. The drumming on 'Hatesong' is incredible and overall its better live here than on the album Lightbulb Sun.

Also of course the 13 minute + 'Arriving Somewhere but not here' is awesome, and its nice to see a track like 'Heartattack in a Layby' live too. Rare treats include 'Mother and Child Divided' and 'So called friend' (tracks taken out of Deadwing).

Get this Dvd, its flawless. Cant wait for 'Fear of a blank planet'.


Incubus: Alive At Red Rocks [DVD]
Incubus: Alive At Red Rocks [DVD]
Dvd ~ Incubus

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 10 Aug. 2006
This review is adapted from a review i posted on Amazon.com back in May '05 but forgot to post on .co.uk.....

Looking back at previous Incubus DVDs i thought the Morning View Sessions were a good demonstration of Incubus live, Volume 2 is great, especially the live Cali-accoustic tracks (awesome) but this concert is unbelievable, so so good!

Highlights for me are for a start seeing alot of the Crow Left of the Murder tracks live as the album is brilliant & has grown on me so much over time, but also just seeing how well Incubus can improvise & adapt their songs to sound even better live. Theres a great version of "Drive" here, but the lengthened versions of "Sick, Sad Little world" & "A certain shade of Green" are amazing. The guitar work from Mike on "S,S L W", "Priceless" & "Pistola" is brilliant. Other greatly performed tracks include "Wish you were here" (such an anthem nowadays), "Here in my room", "Made for TV movie" (a new favourite of mine) & "Talk shows on mute". also very cool to see "Pantomine" live, its also on the bonus CD, along with a couple live tracks & a couple of non-album tracks. Also watch 'Vitamin' and be amazed at the percussion from Boyd, Kenney AND of course Pasillas, astounding!

Basically buy this if you love incubus, its the best DVD you can get of them....

and if you want to call yourself the biggest Incubus fan in the world dont be negative about 'a crow left of...' and the fact they play alot of that albums tracks here live, AND dont tell people that the version of 'Drive' isnt great either, its brilliant with Kenney playing the main riff on bass and builds up into a fantastic performance of this track!!! (Sorry, i know opinions differ) Anyway roll on November 20th "LIGHT GRENADES" approaches....


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