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Transatlantic: any good?

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Allos, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. Allos

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    Hi guys,

    I think I might skip Porcupine Tree and pick up some Transatlantic CDs. Are they good? I like Dream Theatre, Flaming Lips, and most of all, PINK FLOYD!

    Please help me to make the right purchase:p
     
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    I really like Marillion (early stuff especially) but despite the personnel connection, I found them pretty poor TBH.
     
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    Transatlantic - SMPTE - is well worth getting !

    Only 5 tracks on the album, the opener being some 30 minutes long - and only a couple of 'single' type tracks, the superb 'We all need some Light' and 'Mystery Train'.

    But, the album is packed full of catchy hooks and lines.

    Absolutely recommended by me !
     
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    Discover a Lost Art - Play Marbles, May 2004
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  5. Floodedstatue

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    Hmmm....ok, so you like Pink Floyd but you 'think you might skip Porcupine Tree'. :eek:

    ....great idea, write that in your diary as the biggest mistake you ever made
     
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    Allos - what did you think of Transatlantic, then ?!
     
  7. Allos

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    LOL I tried to buy them but they were too expensive.

    I borrowed Dream Theatre from my brother and... voila! They are quite good! I especially like Scenes from a Memory (SP?).

    Are 'Porcupine Tree' good? I just got some money to spend (hehe I won't tell you how I got them :p)...
     
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    They are excellent. I was into all sorts of rock music before I discovered them, and they seem to bring together all the things I love about rock music.

    The only slight problem you may find is that they have recently changed record labels, so some of their back catalogue is deleted pending re-issue.

    I suggest you start with an album called 'The Sky Moves Sideways'. It is very Floyd-esque, and has been re-issued so shouldnt be too hard to find. The next one to try after that is 'Signify', another that has been re-issued. Then there are a few albums that are hard to get hold of (Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun especially) and the newest album is In Absentia, which should be in the shops and is also out on DVD-Audio.

    Hope this helps. :smashin:
     

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