Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Supersonic, Sep 1, 2005.
What's Deadwing like? I enjoyed In Absentia but is Deadwing any different?
It is similar and it is very good! Recommended
Make sure u get the DVD-A - Its a gem! arguably better than In Absentia IMHO
Thanks - will order it!
BTW, visited HMV the other day to look for it and couldn't find any DVD-As at all. A few SACDs, but all were out amongst the artist names, rather than in a separate section
Must head for Virgin in London sometime soon...
The DVD-A for Deadwing has obviously not been produced in great quantities, so I wouldn't bother looking for it in the shops (apart from their high prices). It can be bought online from play.com, amazon.co.uk or Porcupine Tree's website (the latter, not being the cheapest source).
I don't think the songs on Deadwing are a patch on parts of In Absentia, but the DVD-A is still well worth getting. Once again, despite their commercial obscurity, PT have managed to get Elliot Scheiner - Steely Dan's award-winning mixer and king of the 5.1 world - to do the mix, and his work is always a treat.
Sorry for resurrecting an old post, but just picked up this month's edition of Classic Rock Magazine, and Deadwing has won album of the year
For anyone into quality, absorbing and challenging music - buy this album now. This band deserves to be heard!!!
Best band I have heard in ages. Deadwing DVD-A is fantastic with extra tracks etc.
Guys, a link and a half here:
It's an entire concert video from the In Absentia tour!
Another Porcupine Tree DVD-A is in the pipeline for 2006: 1999 album 'Stupid Dream' is to get the surround-sound treatment. A bit more mellow than the more recent In Absentia and Deadwing, it is considered by many to be the bands finest hour. Should be superb as always with the PT DVD-A's
There are also plans for the first ever Porcupine Tree DVD in 2006. Bring it on
I heard that there were plans to release this, but have you read something definite. SW mentioned that this and Lightbulb Sun would be possibilities for next year.
Also, I think the DVD is from the recent Chicago 2 night show, which was filmed for DVD. Can't wait for this one
News from a while back (23rd August):
"In the meantime SW is currently in the studio working on new stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes of Porcupine Tree's 1999 album "Stupid Dream", which has been unavailable for some time. More news on when this is likely to be issued soon."
Wilson is also working on a DVD-A for one of his excellent side projects, Bass Communion. Looking forward to that also
phil u r a diamond thanks for that link!!
anyone got any dvd's of pt?
"There are also plans for the first ever Porcupine Tree DVD in 2006"
did I imagine it, or is there a 5.1 mix (24/48 PPCM) of She's Moved On somewhere on Deadwing... Can't get to it from the menus, but I think it turned up at the very end when I played the album through the first time (DVD-Audio track)
oh, and the whole album... freaking awesome
Edit: never mind I found it (It's an easter egg) does this mean Lightbulb Sun is going to be on DVD-A as well?
Yes, it's in the pipeline, but after Stupid Dream (the album before Lightbulb Sun) gets the 5.1 treatment (provisionally set for a February release) and a 2-disc, live DVD/documentary scheduled for a spring/summer '06 release. Can't freakin' wait!!
awesome. seems Audioholics liked Deadwing too
Hi, got the album from play.com the other day.
Have been listening to it ever since. Pure brilliance.
This is my first ever DVD-A and boy does it sound nice...
Ordered In Absentia today from play and Metallica Black DVD-Audio (Amazon) just to get things on a roll.
Being somewhat out of the loop the last years regarding new music, it sure is good to be back. (TBH, its more than a few year, small kids and lots of work takes it toll...)
Now, everyone, start buying hidef music so they keep the releases coming.
PS. Listening to "Halo" and sipping to a nice Rioja here, things could be worse.
Halo....brilliant.......Lazarus.......brilliant....Porcupine tree live......well, I liked it but guess not everyone will......You'll like In Absentia.
can someone tell me the cheapest place to get deadwing on dvda, thanks
is this the only dvda so far from them?
Ordered it today from Amazon.co.uk from their new/used section, it was £9.95 delivered......also this was new.
The previous album 'In Absentia' is also available on DVD-A and is another corker!
In my experience, DVD-A's are not really the sort of thing you pick up on the cheap anywhere. I would say play.com's price is about as good as you'll get in the UK and it's in stock which is a bonus. It is cheaper at www.powerplaydirect.com, but they have to get it in from suppliers which could take an extra week!
The amazon.co.uk marketplace seller, Caiman, are very good with their prices, usually under £9.00 delivered. Their service is good too at around a week
I buy most of my DVD-As and SACDs from them and I seem to buying a lot of DVD-As just now
Waiting for the back cat. Porcupine Tree albums on DVD-A - has anyone any news?
Nope. 'Stupid Dream' is the first to be given the DVD-A treatment, but no firm release date has been set. Better that than set a release date and then delay it by almost a year!
... rather have Lightbulb Sun first on DVD-A but c'est la vie
... right there with u on release dates though
... the PT Live concert DVD sounds fab too
... all in all 2006 will be superb for PT fans - glad u told us about them in the first place ... Paul
Well I was tempted to keep them all to myself, but I thought word would get out eventually!
Sorry to bring this on top, but just wanted to say that after a month or so listening to the two latest albums from PT, I have to say that "In Absentia" is even better than Deadwing IMHO. Brilliant albums both, but In Absentia has the edge, at least for now.
This music will appeal to those that like guitar based rock that strays some distance from the mediocre beaten path of FM-friendly nobodies. You owe it to yourself to hear PT. And if you can, get the DVD-Audio version of the albums. Fantastic mix on both.
I listened to 'In Absentia' and did not rate it at all.................it just seemed rather turgid, the sort of overblown statement that lingered around in the seventies. Im not a prog hater, quite the contrary, but this just seemed a bit too..........pompous? the nearest I get to this is Tool which I like a lot (to my eternal shame ) and Incubus who I find OK in small quantities.
Well, I rate PT over Tool, though that just goes to show that musical taste is not an easy thing to agree upon.
What we do agree upon is that Incubus is nice in small quantities.
Have a nice weekend.
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