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In Absentia

a Studio release
by
Porcupine Tree

Release Year: 2002

Date Label Catalog # Comments
This release includes a quicktime video for Strip the Soul along with a player.
The first 20,000 copies of the CD will came in a miniature gatefold vinyl-style cardboard sleeve. Thereafter the album will come in a standard crystal case. A double vinyl edition is also planned for release in early 2003.
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 11/17/2002 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 9/19/2017 10:43:00 AM by: DBSilver
    CD-1
  1. Blackest Eyes (4:23)
  2. Trains (5:56)
  3. Lips of Ashes (4:39)
  4. The Sound of Muzak (4:59)
  5. Gravity Eyelids (7:56)
  6. Wedding Nails (6:33)
  7. Prodigal (5:32)
  8. 3 (5:25)
  9. The Creator Has a Mastertape (5:21)
  10. Heartattack in a Layby (4:15)
  11. Strip the Soul (7:21)
  12. Collapse the Light Into Earth (5:52)
    CD-2
    Bonus Disk
  1. Drown With Me
  2. Chloroform
  3. Strip The Soul (video edit)

Steven Wilson
Guitar, Vocals


Richard Barbieri
Keyboards,Electronics


Colin Edwin
Bass


Gavin Harrison
Drums


With

John Wesley: backing vocals (1,4,7), guitar (1)
Aviv Geffen: backing vocals (4,7)

Reviewed by Marc on 28 Sep 2002


I am a huge PT fan. By far they are my favorite "new" progressive rock band, in front The Flower Kings, Spock's Beard... I also admit to liking more their newer albums "Stupid Dream - Lightbulb Sun" than the older stuff, which does not seem to be the case with many traditional prog rock lovers. I was waiting for their latest (sept 2002) offering with great expectation, but also some doubt, because the band had recently signed with a new label. Well I certainly was not disapointed. "In Absentia" is a great cd, in the same vein as the two preceding ones, but I would venture to say maybe even better (time will tell for me). Grab this one as soon as you can, you are in for a treat.

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