Porcupine Tree ‎– The Sky Moves Sideways

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The Sky Moves Sideways Phase One
1 The Colour Of Air
Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Colin EdwinElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Spiral], Keyboards, Tape, Vocals – Steven WilsonKeyboards, Electronics – Richard BarbieriPercussion – Chris Maitland
4:38
2 I Find That I'm Not There
Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Colin EdwinElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Spiral], Keyboards, Tape, Vocals – Steven WilsonKeyboards, Electronics – Richard BarbieriPercussion – Chris Maitland
3:46
3 Wire The Drum
Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Colin EdwinElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Spiral], Keyboards, Tape, Vocals – Steven WilsonKeyboards, Electronics – Richard BarbieriPercussion – Chris Maitland
6:17
4 Spiral Circus
Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Colin EdwinElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Spiral], Keyboards, Tape, Vocals – Steven WilsonKeyboards, Electronics – Richard BarbieriPercussion – Chris Maitland
3:50
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5 Stars Die
Bass – Colin EdwinDrums – Chris MaitlandVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Tape – Steven Wilson
5:00
6 Moonloop
Bass – Colin EdwinDrums – Chris MaitlandElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Spiral], Keyboards, Tape – Steven WilsonPercussion – Rick Edwards
8:10
7 Dislocated Day
Performer [All Sound] – Steven Wilson
5:23
8 The Moon Touches Your Shoulder
Performer [All Sound] – Steven Wilson
5:50
The Sky Moves Sideways Phase Two
9 Is...Not
Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Colin EdwinAcoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Tape – Steven WilsonKeyboards, Electronics – Richard BarbieriPercussion – Chris MaitlandVocals – Suzanne Barbieri
12:00
10 Off The Map
Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Colin EdwinAcoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Tape – Steven WilsonKeyboards, Electronics – Richard BarbieriPercussion – Chris MaitlandVocals – Suzanne Barbieri
4:42

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Original pressing with HMG matrix. Later pressings have ALLIED DT.

Tracks 1 to 4 were sequenced as a single track titled "The Sky Moves Sideways Phase One" with tracks 9 and 10 similarly sequenced and titled "The Sky Moves Sideways Phase Two" on the original UK release.
For the US version the separate 'phases' were introduced, the short track "Prepare Yourself" was dropped, "Stars Die" was added and the track order slightly changed.

Produced, recorded and mixed at No Man's Land, June '93 - July '94. Additional recording at The Doghouse.

℗ & © 1994, 1995
Printed in the USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 90541-8524-2 8
  • Matrix / Runout: 2027-1-1 HMG *CS85242*
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L451
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 17702

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DELEC CD 028L, DELEC CD 028 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(CD, Album, Ltd, Pic) Delerium Records, Delerium Records DELEC CD 028L, DELEC CD 028 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Delec DCD 082 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RM) Delerium Records Delec DCD 082 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SMACD883 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Союз, Snapper Music SMACD883 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
KSCOPE124M Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RM, RE) Kscope KSCOPE124M UK 2010 Sell This Version
FCCD 233161-2 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) 2000 FruitGum Corp. FCCD 233161-2 Russia 2003 Sell This Version

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progfan97402

progfan97402

September 16, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
I have always preferred the earlier, space rock material of Porcupine Tree (pre-Stupid Dream). In fact, I first heard of Porcupine Tree in 1996, they were described as a "mellow Ozric Tentacles". That's not exactly correct, but I was glad to discover PT. So in 1997 I bought the American release on C&S, and not one bit disappointed. The title track has a bit of that Pink Floyd-like feel, especially that slide guitar. They go into a techno-influenced part that might remind one of Ozric Tentacles. There are many spacy ambient parts. "Dislocated Day" is a more rock-oriented piece, with sinister overtones. "Stars Die" is a rather mellow piece that leads up to the great instrumental "Moonloop" (it's too bad the version on C&S was only 8 minutes, I've heard the full version, which is twice as long). "The Moon Touches Your Shoulders" is a great spacy acoustic piece, which leads up to the concluding title track. I noticed that this is structured similar to Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here (specifically "Shine On You Crazy Diamond") in that the album has a lengthy piece that starts and then later concludes the album. with several shorter pieces in between. In fact, even Steven Wilson wanted this album to consist of one 50 minute piece, but that didn't happen, as you'll notice if you've heard the extended version heard on the more recent Snapper reissue (included as a bonus cut). This was the album where Steven Wilson decided PT become a full-on band, as Richard Barbieri (ex-Japan), Chris Maitland, and Colin Edwin became full-time band members and appeared on some of the cuts here (they did make brief guests on Up the Downstair too). No longer was Porcupine Tree some joke band, this was a band to be reckoned with. I know many people feel that Porcupine Tree only really found themselves starting with Stupid Dream, but since I prefer their earlier stuff. If you like their more psychedelic, spacy stuff, this is a great place to start.