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Porcupine Tree – Atlanta (Live Performance) (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Porcupine Tree – Atlanta (Live Performance) (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 120:34 minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: burningshed.com | Digital Booklet

This download comprises a complete 2 hour live performance from the Fear of a Blank Planet tour. The show was recorded and mixed to the usual PT standards in order to provide material for a planned live album, but when the decision was taken to film much of the same repertoire in Holland for a major DVD release instead, the Atlanta recording ended up back in the vault. Now PT have decided to make it available in complete form as a download only release. Although the repertoire is similar to that on the Anesthetize DVD, the performance has its own atmosphere, and also includes the first ever officially released live recording of “A Smart Kid”.

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Porcupine Tree – Voyage 34: The Complete Trip (2000/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Porcupine Tree – Voyage 34: The Complete Trip (2000/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 01:09:43 minutes | 720 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Kscope

“Voyage 34: The Complete Trip” is a compilation album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. The individual tracks were recorded in 1992 or 1993, while the album itself was compiled and released in 2000, reissued in 2004, and then reissued again as remastered Hi-Res album in 2017.

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Porcupine Tree – Staircase Infinities (1993/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Porcupine Tree – Staircase Infinities (1993/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 30:15 minutes | 325 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Front cover | © Snapper Music/Kscope
Recorded: February, 1992 – May, 1993

Staircase Infinities is a studio EP by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, first released in December 1994 as a limited 2,000-copy 10″ vinyl by Lazy Eye and reissued on CD by Blueprint in the UK in October 1995. It contains outtakes from the Up the Downstair sessions.

Originally, Staircase Infinities was intended to be released on a double album version of Up the Downstair but was not completed in time. Up the Downstair was therefore released as a single album in 1993 but was reissued in an expanded version in 2005 (with recorded drums by Gavin Harrison that replace the electronic drums of the original version), this time including the EP Staircase Infinities.

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Porcupine Tree – The Incident (2009/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Porcupine Tree – The Incident (2009/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:15:49 minutes | 890 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Kscope

The Incident is the tenth album by Porcupine Tree. It was released on 14 September 2009 by Roadrunner Records.

The concept of The Incident emerged as Steven Wilson was caught in a motorway traffic jam whilst driving past a road accident:

“There was a sign saying ‘POLICE – INCIDENT’ and everyone was slowing down to see what had happened… Afterwards, it struck me that ‘incident’ is a very detached word for something so destructive and traumatic for the people involved. And then I had the sensation that the spirit of someone that had died in the accident entered into my car and was sitting next to me. The irony of such a cold expression for such seismic events appealed to me, and I began to pick out other ‘incidents’ reported in the media and news, I wrote about the evacuation of teenage girls from a religious cult in Texas, a family terrorizing its neighbours, a body found floating in a river by some people on a fishing trip, and more. Each song is written in the first person and tries to humanize the detached media reportage.”

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Porcupine Tree – Nil Recurring (2007/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Porcupine Tree – Nil Recurring (2007/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 28:55 minutes | 322 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Kscope

Following the release of the acclaimed Fear of a Blank Planet album comes this mini album (29 minutes of music) containing four lengthy tracks written during the same sessions, completed over the Summer, and now presented as a cohesive self contained PT work in their own right. The title track is an instrumental featuring Robert Fripp on lead guitar, and the whole EP moves through the full PT spectrum of atmospheric ambience, melodic hooks, and crushing riffs.

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Porcupine Tree – IndigO2 2008 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Porcupine Tree – IndigO2 2008 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:02:08 minutes | 2,6 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Porcupine Tree

A few days after filming the concert in The Netherlands that would later be released as Anesthetize, Porcupine Tree wound up a nine date mini tour (and the Fear of a Blank Planet album cycle), with this hometown show. At least two of the band are sick and there are some rough edges, but perhaps with the knowledge that the film is in the can, this spirited performance has a looser and more relaxed feel to other shows with similar repertoire from this period.

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Porcupine Tree – First Live Performance 4th Dec 1993 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Porcupine Tree – First Live Performance 4th Dec 1993 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:05:51 minutes | 748 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Porcupine Tree

An almost complete recording of the first ever live performance of Porcupine Tree. After the newly assembled band line-up had rehearsed for one week, they played 4 times in quick succession. This nervous but spirited show at a sold-out Nag’s Head club in High Wycombe was the first, followed by a BBC radio session, and modestly attended shows in London and Coventry.

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Porcupine Tree – Acoustic Radio Session 2009 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Porcupine Tree – Acoustic Radio Session 2009 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 13:05 minutes | 136 MB | Genre: Rock, Acoustic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Porcupine Tree

Acoustic session performance December 2009 by Steven Wilson and John Wesley. Broadcast details lost / unknown.

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Porcupine Tree – Warszawa (Remastered) (2004/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Porcupine Tree – Warszawa (Remastered) (2004/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:29:47 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Hyperion Records

A live radio broadcast made on 6th April 2001 for Polish Radio Program III, Warsaw in front of an invited audience. The broadcast was subsequently CD bootlegged in 2003, which led to the band releasing their own version on the Transmission label in 2004. However, rather than using the live on air stereo mix, the official CD was remixed from the 32 channel multitrack ADAT tapes.

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Porcupine Tree – Up the Downstair (1993/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Porcupine Tree – Up the Downstair (1993/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 49:11 minutes | 537 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Front cover | © Snapper Music/Kscope
Recorded: February, 1992 – January, 1993

Up the Downstair is the second studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, first released in May 1993. It was originally intended to be a double album set including the song “Voyage 34”, which was instead released as a single in 1992, and other material that ended up on the Staircase Infinities EP (1994). In 2005, it was partially re-recorded, fully re-mixed, remastered and re-released along with the Staircase Infinities EP as a double album. The re-release contains a new mix by Steven Wilson, along with recorded drums by Gavin Harrison that replace the electronic drums of the original version. Steven Wilson has stated that the title of the album came from a line in the song “Voyage 34.” There is still a title track, however. Another re-release on double vinyl was pressed on 14 August 2008 on Kscope records. This is identical to the 2005 release, except it is printed on coloured vinyl and the Staircase Infinities disc contains the song “Phantoms”.

According to Wilson, Up the Downstair channeled “the Orb and the Future Sound of London, but also Floyd and Ozric Tentacles. If I liked it, I didn’t give a fuck.”

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