Porcupine Tree ‎– The Sky Moves Sideways

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1 The Sky Moves Sideways (Phase One)
Bass – Colin EdwinElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Spiral Guitar], Keyboards, Tape [Tapes], Vocals – Steven WilsonKeyboards, Electronics – Richard BarbieriPercussion – Chris Maitland
18:37
2 Dislocated Day
Performer [All Sound] – Steven Wilson
5:24
3 The Moon Touches Your Shoulder
Performer [All Sound] – Steven Wilson
5:40
4 Prepare Yourself
Guitar – Steven Wilson
1:54
5 Moonloop
Bass – Colin EdwinDrums – Chris MaitlandElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Spiral Guitar], Keyboards, Tape [Tapes] – Steven WilsonPercussion – Rick EdwardsWritten-By – Maitland*, Edwin*, Edwards*, Wilson*
17:04
6 The Sky Moves Sideways (Phase Two)
Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Colin EdwinAcoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Tape [Tapes] – Steven WilsonKeyboards, Electronics – Richard BarbieriPercussion – Chris MaitlandVocals – Suzanne Barbieri
16:46

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

Published by Hit & Run Music (Publishing) Ltd.

© DELERIUM 1995
℗ DELERIUM 1995
Made in England.

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  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021289092826
  • Barcode (Text): 5 021289 092826
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): B5411 DELEC CD 028 · 1:2 MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2307
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): B5411 DELEC CD 028 · 1:4 MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 2322
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): B5411 DELEC CD 028 · 1:1 MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): none
  • Label Code: LC 4724

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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
KSCOPE487 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Kscope KSCOPE487 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
KSCOPE124M Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Kscope KSCOPE124M UK 2010 Sell This Version

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jjarrett

jjarrett

May 6, 2017

This was the Porcupine Tree album that was freshly out when I first heard the band, and so probably has a starting advantage with me. Quite unlike their current work, as were all the early albums as well as being quite different from each other, this one is a lusciously long and somewhat self-indulgent prog extravaganza. Resemblances to Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here are so numerous it's hard to believe they were all unconscious: the opening and closing tracks are two parts of the same piece, there are the same number of tracks between them, the pace is often about the same (though Floyd never did anything as frenzied as the climax of 'Moonloop' here) and there is no denying the similarity of guitar sounds between Steve Wilson and David Gilmour. At the time, Wilson was angered by such comparisons and pointed at his use of samplers and digital technology that he felt distanced him from the 'progressive' dinosaur label, but even then I didn't believe him.

That said, there are innovative flurries here, from the sample of a phonecall of himself discussing the end of 'Dislocated Day' that is worked into that very ending, through Chris Maitland's intermittent but expressive percussion, to the enigmatic but often powerful lyrics ('sometimes, I feel like a fist; sometimes, I am the colour of the air'), and it's very far from being *just* a Pink Floyd homage. That's still a lot of where it is, though, and if your question is 'would I like this album?' then your answer is probably the same as to 'Do you like Wish You Were Here and wish there was another album like it?'...