What does it sound like?:
This is a three sided vinyl compilation (with download code) covering songs from the period 2003-2015.The album has been personally curated by Steven Wilson to cover the more accessible side of his work, and as such, concentrates on shorter, more song based material. Among the material chosen is two songs from ‘The Raven’ and three from this year’s ‘Hand Cannot Erase’, plus a cover of Alanis Morrisette’s ‘Thank You’ from his covers album. Some of these are specially produced edits/single versions, although the single version of ‘Transience’, is actually longer than the album track. Probably the centre piece of the album is a new version of Porcupine Tree’s ‘Lazarus’ based on a 2015 live recording with subsequent studio overdubs.
What does it all *mean*?
Three sided vinyl is a slightly odd and indeed quirky way to introduce yourself to new fans – the fourth side is an etching of lyrics – but there is a download code as well.
Goes well with…
Fans who like prog that isn’t too difficult to get into and is easy on the ear should try this and then dig deeper into his solo albums plus his work with » Continue Reading.