I saw them live in Holland with the same show, playing some extra songs, I was speechless, that good it was.
Steven Wilson’s voice is excellent, not like some other famous progband I have seen, where the vocals just disappointed me. He is a great performer, jumping up and down barefooted, still having good contact with the audience. The whole recording is a pleasure to watch, different angles, black and white. A lot of variation.
The songs are from the last few years, main thing is Deadwing and In Absentia. Technical very good, as usual, in combination with the emotional vocals, it just sounds fantastic. For me the band should add John Wesley as a permanent member of the band, not only as a touring member, his input on stage adds that little special extra.
The extra DVD is a concert filmed for the german TVshow “Rockpalast”, with some extra pictures and the live background video. Nice to watch, but not adding anything more to the package.
To be short, If you like Porcupine Tree, this DVD is a real MUST for you.
If you like progressive music, watch this one and you will certainly want to hear more music of this great band.