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#1 baldiepete

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

Someone had to start the PT/SW thread :)



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

Some new SW from 2013

 

 

 

and some old PT from 1996. There's been a big change over the years.

 



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:15 PM

I love the new record. Great stuff.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:07 PM

I love the new record. Great stuff.

 

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It's easily my favourite of his solo albums.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:46 PM

NAH. They SUCK!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:16 AM

The record has really grown on me. I feel compelled to listen to it....


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:38 AM

Indeed, it's a terrific multi-faceted piece of work.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:51 AM

Yup, The Raven is a new masterpiece in the prog canon.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:07 PM

Mary White played some new Steve Wilson last night on "UNDERDOG PROG"!  Great stuff!


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:23 AM

It's a bit sedate for my taste, but then again these things tend to grow on me.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:05 PM

 I wrote a fawning review of the new album for Amazon a couple of weeks ago in which I did everything but scrape the cheese from Wilsons' foreskin. Yes, I rather like The Raven....

 

I have been a PT fan for many years, but they were never quite ranked with my absolute favorite artists. That started to change with Grace, which I picked as my 2011 album of the year. The Raven...is something that truly takes it to the next level for me. The Blu-Ray surround version is a must to get the full experience. I already owned a pair of PS3s which we used to play Blu-Ray discs, but this album was a big part of my recent purchase of an actual Blu-Ray surround system.

 

Get All You Deserve on Blu-Ray is also brilliant. The band is great fun to watch (particularly Nick "Too Shy" Beggs) and Wilson himself is so much more animated than he seemed to be in the Arriving Somewhere dvd.  Index had never really stood out for me on Grace, as I was too enamored with disc one and the powerful, opening tri-fecta of Grace, Sectarian and Deform. On Get All You Deserve, however, Index, becomes extra creepy and Wilson turns into someone that most decent folks wouldn't want in their neighborhood.

 

I really hope we get another Blu-Ray of the current tour with all of the new material featuring Guthrie Govan. I can't make the tour so that will have to suffice.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

P.S. based on his last two "solo" albums, I don't give two shits if Wilson ever does another PT album. I am quite happy with his current direction.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:30 PM

I must be one of the odd ones because I don't "get" Porcupine Tree or Steve Wilson.  I have most of the PT catalogue but it just doesn't resonate with me other than the odd song here or there (Blackest Eyes is quite good though).  On faith I bought Storm Corrosion but that too seems a bit cold or distant for my taste, so I'm taking a pass on The Raven, at least for now.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

I must be one of the odd ones because I don't "get" Porcupine Tree or Steve Wilson.  I have most of the PT catalogue but it just doesn't resonate with me other than the odd song here or there (Blackest Eyes is quite good though).  On faith I bought Storm Corrosion but that too seems a bit cold or distant for my taste, so I'm taking a pass on The Raven, at least for now.

 

Nothing odd about it. Music is one of the many things that is very subjective. I'm sorry I ever heard anything by The Mars Volta and even sorrier that I actually bought one of their cds but lots of people like them.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:56 PM

I must be one of the odd ones because I don't "get" Porcupine Tree or Steve Wilson.  I have most of the PT catalogue but it just doesn't resonate with me other than the odd song here or there (Blackest Eyes is quite good though).  On faith I bought Storm Corrosion but that too seems a bit cold or distant for my taste, so I'm taking a pass on The Raven, at least for now.

I'm more or less in agreement with this although Storm Corrosion is OK. But the Raven is the best SW I've heard. It's a Prog - with all its perjorative baggage - album. With real Mellotron. It's like the past. Hoorah!


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

I'm more or less in agreement with this although Storm Corrosion is OK. But the Raven is the best SW I've heard. It's a Prog - with all its perjorative baggage - album. With real Mellotron. It's like the past. Hoorah!

 Yeah, man, and not just any mellotron but THE mellotron that was used on In The Court Of The Crimson King. Wilson takes this stuff seriously.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

Additional UK tour dates have been announced.

 

 

 
15/10/13    Bristol Colston Hall
17/10/13    Wolverhampton   Civic Hall
18/10/13    Newcastle   City Hall
20/10/13    London Royal Albert Hall


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:20 PM

I must be one of the odd ones because I don't "get" Porcupine Tree or Steve Wilson.  I have most of the PT catalogue but it just doesn't resonate with me other than the odd song here or there (Blackest Eyes is quite good though).  On faith I bought Storm Corrosion but that too seems a bit cold or distant for my taste, so I'm taking a pass on The Raven, at least for now.

 

 

That's like my relationship with The Dead, or Dylan. I never 'got' it. In the case of The Dead, I'm starting to understand now, after years and years.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:32 PM

I think The Raven is going to draw a lot of new peeps to the PT/SW fanbase.

 

There really isn't anything to get on The Raven.  It's an outright proggy album by any measure, and a great one at that.  It's unlike his prior works in many ways, similar in mostly good ways, and flat out kicks ass thanks to the excellent musicianship by the hired guns.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:08 PM

I only have three albums by PT, but have liked everything so far! I'll have to check out this Raven.  :)






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