Porcupine Tree ‎– The Sky Moves Sideways

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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 CD / LP 028, DELEC CD 028, DELEC LP 028 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(Cass, Album, Promo, 1st) Delerium Records, Delerium Records, Delerium Records DELEC CD / LP 028, DELEC CD 028, DELEC LP 028 UK 1994 Sell This Version
DELEC CD / LP 028, DELEC CD 028, DELEC LP 028 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(Cass, Album, Promo, 2nd) Delerium Records, Delerium Records, Delerium Records DELEC CD / LP 028, DELEC CD 028, DELEC LP 028 UK 1994 Sell This Version
DELEC CD 028 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(CD, Album) Delerium Records DELEC CD 028 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CS8524-2 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(CD, Album) C & S Records CS8524-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
PRM 024 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(Cass, Album) Prog Rock Music PRM 024 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
DELEC LP 028 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(LP, Album, Ltd) Delerium Records DELEC LP 028 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DELEC LP 028L Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Delerium Records DELEC LP 028L UK 1995 Sell This Version
DELEC CD 028, AIRCD10 Porcupine Tree / Samson (3) Porcupine Tree / Samson (3) - The Sky Moves Sideways / Live At Reading '81(CD, Album, MP) Delerium Records, Air Raid Records DELEC CD 028, AIRCD10 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DELEC CD 028 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(CD, Album, RE) Delerium Records DELEC CD 028 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DELEC CD 028 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(CD, Album, RE) Delerium Records DELEC CD 028 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DELEC CD 028 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(CD, Album, RE) Delerium Records DELEC CD 028 UK 1997 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
none Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCDr, Album, Promo, RM) Delerium Records none UK 2003 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
SMACD883 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, M/Print, RE, RM, Dig) Snapper Music SMACD883 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SMACD883 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Snapper Music SMACD883 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SMACD883 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Snapper Music SMACD883 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SMACD883 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Snapper Music SMACD883 UK 2004 Sell This Version
LP-305 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(3xLP, Album, Ltd, MP, RM + 7", Single, Bon) Headspin Records LP-305 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
LP-305 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(3xLP, Album, Ltd, RM + 7", Single, Bon) Headspin Records LP-305 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
SMACD883 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(CD, Album, RE) Snapper Music SMACD883 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SMACD883 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Союз, Snapper Music SMACD883 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
SMACD883 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Snapper Music SMACD883 UK 2007 Sell This Version
IECP-20140/141 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) WHD Entertainment, Inc. IECP-20140/141 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
IECP-20116/117 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Car) WHD Entertainment, Inc. IECP-20116/117 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
KSCOPE124M Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Kscope KSCOPE124M UK 2010 Sell This Version
KSCOPE124 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Kscope KSCOPE124 UK 2010 Sell This Version
Kscope825, KSCOPE825 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xLP, Album, RM) Kscope, Kscope Kscope825, KSCOPE825 UK 2012 Sell This Version
Kscope825 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xLP, Album, RM, TP) Kscope Kscope825 UK 2012 Sell This Version
KSCOPE949 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xLP, Album, RM, 180) Kscope KSCOPE949 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
KSCOPE487 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Kscope KSCOPE487 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
KSCOPE487 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Kscope KSCOPE487 UK 2018 Sell This Version
SMACD883, IECP-20140/20141 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Snapper Music (2), WHD Entertainment, Inc. (2) SMACD883, IECP-20140/20141 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
RSMC 024 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways(Cass, Album, RE) Rock-Serwis RSMC 024 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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wildblunthickok

wildblunthickok

August 12, 2018
referencing The Sky Moves Sideways, CD, Album, Ltd, Pic, DELEC CD 028L, DELEC CD 028
For those who are wondering (since I never see it mentioned in the notes of the remastered verisons) the original printings all had 1 bonus track. If it was the UK printing you had Moonloop as the bonus track (sometimes the whole thing, sometimes a shorter version), if it was the US printing you had Stars Die as the bonus track. The remastered versions move both bonus tracks to disc 2 so you have the 5 song original album by itself as disc 1. After all what's the point of making the album stylized after Wish You Were Here if you're just going to stick a 6th track in the middle there?
jjarrett

jjarrett

May 6, 2017
referencing The Sky Moves Sideways, CD, Album, DELEC CD 028

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?'...
tkensing

tkensing

October 18, 2016
referencing The Sky Moves Sideways, 2xCD, Album, RM, Delec DCD 082

Good album but sound is a bit harsh. "Thee Moon touches Your Shoulder" and "Stars Die" are the highlights. Phase 1 and Phase 2 are really good but you have to be in the mood.
progfan97402

progfan97402

September 16, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing The Sky Moves Sideways, CD, Album, CS8524-2
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.