Porcupine Tree: Deadwing LP
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Two of the most popular Porcupine Tree releases, In Absentia and Deadwing, have been acquired by Kscope and are being given long awaited reissues on vinyl. For the first time since their original releases, both albums have also been remastered by songwriter and frontman Steven Wilson with considerably less compression / limiting, and consequently now offer an even more dynamic listening experience. These new reissues will be released in standard black and colored double heavyweight audiophile 180g vinyl editions presented in gatefold packaging with printed inner bags.
Deadwing was Porcupine Tree's eighth studio album, first released in 2005 following their breakthrough with In Absentia, it was the second in a run of three albums that for many represent the pinnacle of the band's artistic achievements. It also continued their new-found commercial success to become their top selling record at the time. Deadwing has been unavailable on vinyl for many years. Based on a screenplay written by Wilson and director Mike Bennion, about half of the songs were started with a view to being part of the score to that film, but when it failed to move into the production stage, Wilson instead made them the foundation for the next PT album, with additional material written in collaboration with the other band members.
The album features the classic singles: "Shallow" and "Lazarus," the latter of which Wilson still performs live with his current band. Other popular songs from the album include "Open Car" and "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here." Deadwing also features guest appearances from Adrian Belew (King Crimson), who plays guitar solos on the title track and "Halo," and Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), who adds vocal harmonies and a guitar solo to "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here."