At the beginning of 2020, Porcupine Tree fans were given reason to celebrate when their popular ‘In Absentia’ album was given the box set treatment and a four disc super deluxe version of one of their best-known works hit the shelves.
The year hasn’t brought much to celebrate, but here’s ome more good news… On November 20th, Transmission Records will issue a massive thirteen disc set of Porcupine Tree’s early – and best material.
‘The Delirium Years’ brings together all of the albums and associated extras released for the label between 1992-97. The deluxe set claims to feature the albums “in their most recently remastered form”, which of course will mean that ‘Up The Downstair’ and ‘The Sky Moves Sideways’ will be presented in their most widely circulated versions with re-recorded drums.
Further details can be found in the below press release.
A review of Steven Wilson’s ‘Grace For Drowning’ can also be found here.
PORCUPINE TREE – THE DELERIUM YEARS
LIMITED EDITION 13 DISC BOX SET COMING 20TH NOVEMBER ON TRANSMISSION
Having recently announced that Snapper Music will be representing Porcupine Tree’s Transmission label worldwide, we are excited to release details of the first release under the new deal – Porcupine Tree – The Delerium Years – a deluxe 13 CD box set chronicling the evolution of Porcupine Tree, bringing together all of the band’s recordings issued by the Delerium label between 1992-97
This period in the band’s illustrious career will be documented visually though a 140-page book with rare photographs and other archive material, plus biographical liner notes by Stephen Humphries (adapted from his sleeve notes for the Delerium Years vinyl box sets), and replicas of the full width original artwork for Signify and an October 1995 tour poster.
The 13 CDs – packaged in digi-sleeves – are presented in a heavyweight lift-off lid box designed by long-term collaborator Carl Glover. This includes the 5 full length albums officially released on Delerium in their most recently remastered form:
• On the Sunday of Life…
• Up the Downstair
• The Sky Moves Sideways (2CD – also includes Stars Die EP)
• Coma Divine – live (2CD)
• Voyage 34: The Complete Trip – with the original full-length version of Phase IV
• Staircase Infinities – mini album (newly remastered)
• Metanoia – studio improvisations recorded 1995-96 (newly remastered)
Plus 2 releases originally created for subscribers to the PT information service Transmission, both newly remastered for this set:
• Transmission IV – all 40 minutes of an unedited Moonloop
• Insignificance – a selection of Signify demos, including tracks not recorded for the final album
Finally a newly compiled and mastered 9 track disc called The Sound of No One Listening rounds up stray single and compilation tracks, including 2 demo versions of the song “Disappear” which were previously only available on a bonus 7 inch with the first vinyl edition of Coma Divine.
This beautiful deluxe box set is a “must have” for Porcupine Tree fans.
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