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This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.Porcupine Tree: Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison, Steven Wilson.Add...Read more
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The start of something beautiful...
This was the album that shot Porcupine Tree onto the world stage. After several moderately successful independent albums during the 1990's, it was the departure of original dr...Read more
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Incredible Album
An incredibly atmospheric album that creates a sense of ecstasy, Steven Wilson has done it again, he's superb song writing and sense of rhythm is second to none. 'In Absentia'...Read more

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Track Listing
1. Blackest Eyes
2. Trains
3. Lips of Ashes
4. The Sound of Muzak
5. Gravity Eyelids
6. Wedding Nails
7. Prodigal
8. 3
9. The Creator Has a Mastertape
10. Heartattack in a Lay By
11. Strip the Soul
12. Collapse the Light into Earth

1. Drown with Me
2. Chloroform
3. Strip the Soul

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Number of CDs:2
Recording Type:Studio
Recording Mode:Stereo
EAN:0075679316325

Album Notes
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.Porcupine Tree: Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison, Steven Wilson.Additional personnel: John Wesley (vocals, guitar); Aviv Geffen (background vocals).Recorded at Avatar Studio, New York, New York between March & April 2002.

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The start of something beautiful...

Created: 18/07/10
This was the album that shot Porcupine Tree onto the world stage. After several moderately successful independent albums during the 1990's, it was the departure of original drummer Chris Maitland in 2002, (replaced by the awesome Gavin Harrison) and Band founder/leader Steven Wilson's production stint with prog-death metal band Opeth that set a new revitalised musical course for the band.

Along with Colin Edwin on bass and Richard barbieri on keyboards this line-up produced this concept piece dealing with the psyche of a serial killer, his background, dreams etc. Musically this has it all from Wilson's incredibly emotive lyrics to sonic landscapes of huge riffs, breathtaking solos, catchy choruses, ambient textures and ultimately truly memorable songs.

Highlights include opener "Blackest Eyes" with a monstrous guitar riff, the beautiful acoustic led "Trains", the incredibly catchy "The Sound of Muzak" and the haunting multi-layered vocals of "Heart Attack in a layby".

As a bonus this European edition includes a 2nd cd with 3 extra tracks-all excellent including live favourite "Drown with Me". The recording and production quality are absolutely immaculate, Steven Wilson excelling once again.

If you are a fan of prog rock/metal you will love this album with influences ranging from Pink Floyd and Rush to Dream Theater and Opeth (no growly vocals tho!). Highly Recommended!!

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Incredible Album

Created: 25/05/10
An incredibly atmospheric album that creates a sense of ecstasy, Steven Wilson has done it again, he's superb song writing and sense of rhythm is second to none. 'In Absentia' has had all of Steven's knowledge planted in it, showing just what he's all about, not just the quality of the music, but the quality of the recording.

Top songs; Although all of them are definitely worth sticking on repeat; Trains, The Sound of Muzak & Heart Attack in a Layby deserve special mention.

Tom Mays.
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Progressive Rock in its BEST

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Created: 22/05/12
This is maybe the best PT record, the sound, the atmosphere, the execution... it's simply the evolution of progressive rock.

Buy this one and the "Deadwing" and you will have the best rock music of our days.
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Bellissimo!

Created: 05/04/08
Bellissimo! What else to say? I write other dummy characters to fill up 100 mandatory for this form.
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Interesting Music

Created: 08/02/08
Trains was the reason I got into this band, but there is so so much more to offer. Lyrically and musically a journey that is so different on every track. Difficult to pin down the style of music, but who cares, it all good.
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