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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Porcupine Tree In Absentia [41]

    Quote Originally Posted by QR-GUY
    Yes, I did listen to the DVD-A. I think the sound quality and multi-channel mix are excellent on this album. I really like the song "Prodigal". But the rest of the album just had some good parts. I'm looking for new music that I can enjoy listening to the whole album. Sorry, but this is just my opinion. I still think I gave this one a "7".
    This is one that gets better the more you listen to it and become familair with it. I fiind those types of discs better than the ones that you instantly like. Those tend to wear off and get old fast.

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Porcupine Tree In Absentia [41]

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Robinson
    This is one that gets better the more you listen to it and become familair with it. I fiind those types of discs better than the ones that you instantly like. Those tend to wear off and get old fast.
    Alright, I'm going to give it another chance. If it doesn't get better or my ears start bleeding, I'll have to use this cd for a frisbee or a coaster.

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Porcupine Tree In Absentia [41]

    Hey Guys! You can't kill someone for giving a disc a "7"! The point is to get varying opinions. It only ruins things when people vote "1" for reasons other than the poor quality of the disc in question.

    Remember, REEL opinions (ugh!) are always welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by timbre4
    Okay.... so you're the only TWO.

    Again, what do you think is great so we can rain on your parade?
    Oh, grow up. There's 'waste of plastic' and other negatives as an option in the poll, do you think they should be abolished because it might kill your buzz?

    I've been listening to prog for several decades now, since the early 70's. I've had the opportunity to see PT live twice. Gong frankly *blew them away* the first time (it was the first time I'd seen Gong too), and the second time they opened for Yes, but I didn't bother to show up in time for PT. "Signify', the one album of theirs I own, has some good stuff but doesn't rock my world the way lots of other prog does. I'm going to give 'In Absentia' a shot since there's so little surround prog out there, but I reserve the option of being unimpressed, and saying so, sorry.

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Porcupine Tree In Absentia [41]

    This one took a while to grow on me. but really like it now

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Porcupine Tree In Absentia [41]

    I voted on this one weeks ago, and think I gave it a 9 - but only because of temporary stupidity. This disc is a definite 10. The longer I own it the better I like it. This is one of the few dvd-a/sacds that I would own in stereo if mch did not exist. The mix is fantastic. I know the sound quality has been brought into question, but on my system I love the sound - it's dark and somewhat dirty, but I think that's the intent. It's also a HUGE sound that I find impressive every time I listen to it.

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    Default Re: Porcupine Tree - IN ABSENTIA [DVD-A]

    Finally got round to buying this disc, mainly on the strength of the comments here.

    And I am so glad I did. Right from the way the opening track starts off in the rears and kicks into that oh-so tight riff, you know you are onto a winner with this disc. It has been played almost nonstop the last couple of days, and there are some great ideas in it.
    Thought about giving it a 9 because of the 24/48 version instead of 24/96, but decided instead that at least there was courage of conviction there by not using the higher rate, and went for the full 10.

    It sounds superb, is well presented - nothing too flashy, nut lose half a mark for music in the menu system. I hate that. But the rest of the album makes up for it, IMHO.
    If you don't already own it - why don't you?
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    Default Re: Porcupine Tree - IN ABSENTIA [DVD-A]

    Fabulous disk. One of if not the best new (to me) groups I have listened to. I gave it a conservative rating because I have a headache and I feel like it LOL

    I gave it an 8, it probably needs a 9 or 10.

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    After reading the posts here I have to chime in with my opinion as well.

    This is the best surround disc I have heard yet! Its been out for quite a while now and I still listen to it constantly. Its most impressive when you sit with your eyes closed in the center of the room with the sound cranked and just get completely enveloped by the experience.

    Blackest eyes is a great opening song, the drums fantastic!

    The acoustic guitar and handclap surround on Trains is incredible as it circles around the room.

    "The sound of Muzak" speaks to the decay of music today, I'm 44 and have been pretty disillusioned with most music these days but this band has given me hope!

    Heartattack in a layby has a chorus /round toward the end that alternates around the room which is simply amazing. The song has special resonance to me as it reminds me of a broken relationship I wish I hadnt ruined.

    The bass lead in on .3 and the final climax are adrenalin rushes rarely experienced.

    Steven Wright's songwriting and musicianship are pure genious.

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    Default Re: Porcupine Tree - IN ABSENTIA [DVD-A]

    Quote Originally Posted by selder
    After reading the posts here I have to chime in with my opinion as well.



    "

    Steven Wright's songwriting and musicianship are pure genious.
    Steve Wilson....Steven Wright is that comedian that speaks in a monotone.
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    Default Re: Porcupine Tree - IN ABSENTIA [DVD-A]

    HA Ha! thanks for the update it was late and I just got back from a party.

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    "I'm 44 and have been pretty disillusioned with most music these days but this band has given me hope!"

    Welcome to the forum, selder.

    You are right. I'm 56 and this is the best band to come to my attention in a long, long time.

    We are all waiting for Deadwing to keep us happy.
    Bob

    Recently, I have had the pleasure of seeing the Boston Red Sox win two World Series And the New England Patriots win three Superbowls. Not bad, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob R
    "I'm 44 and have been pretty disillusioned with most music these days but this band has given me hope!"

    Welcome to the forum, selder.

    You are right. I'm 56 and this is the best band to come to my attention in a long, long time.

    We are all waiting for Deadwing to keep us happy.
    Yeah.......40 here, and have not had this much anticipation for a new release for a long time. Too bad us surround guys have to wait till May! But at least we're getting it!
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    Default Re: Porcupine Tree - IN ABSENTIA [DVD-A]

    In Abstentia is one of the best surround dvda's ever.

    I'm also on pins and needles awaiting the release of "Deadwing".

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    Default Re: Porcupine Tree - IN ABSENTIA [DVD-A]

    This disc shaved about 20 years off my age , feels like. Its the most refreshing sound Ive heard in years. Which , of course, just makes me even more pi**ed off with all the messing around about the exact formats/release dates/availability/info relating to 'Deadwing' :thumbsdow

    I still haven't found a way of pre-ordering this. I appreciate that the band are out on tour , so whoever's representing them should be shot IMO. Looking thru their back catalogue and the amount of time they've been around ( without me ever hearing about them ) , they've probably never been as hot and yet there's still not been ,AFAIK, a DEFINITIVE announcement of whats coming and details of how to order

    They and we deserve better;
    Regarding 'In Absentia', if you don't own it , WHY NOT ?

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    Default Re: Porcupine Tree - IN ABSENTIA [DVD-A]

    May 10th
    DVD-Audio
    I saw a presale but I can't recall the site....GUY R would know. It was $14.99US
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    Thumbs up Re: Porcupine Tree - IN ABSENTIA [DVD-A]

    Has anyone seen these guys in concert? And are they going to tour the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by selder
    Has anyone seen these guys in concert? And are they going to tour the US?

    Yes, and yes.

    I saw them three times in fairly small clubs (500 people maximum). The last time was 2003 I believe and skipped the very last time they came through here in Chicago because I had just seen them few months earlier (the fact that they were to play a much larger venue didn't help matters either).

    Porcupine Tree is going to embark on a U.S. Tour sometime in May to coincide with the release of "Deadwing". The dates are not on their website yet.

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    Default Re: Porcupine Tree - IN ABSENTIA [DVD-A]

    Thanks for the reply I will check out the website. I asked because with the complexity of the music I wonder how well its pulled off in concert. I would hate to be disappointed and find their just another band using computers and cant actually perform to the same level. I have the live cd from Italy and thats pretty well done so Im anxious to snap up as many opportunities to see these guys as possible.
    Also the artwork on the DVD-A disc is awesome, especially the Trains photo. I would love to purchase a framed print somewhere. ]
    Can you please reply with your impressions of their live concerts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manmc
    This disc shaved about 20 years off my age , feels like. Its the most refreshing sound Ive heard in years. Which , of course, just makes me even more pi**ed off with all the messing around about the exact formats/release dates/availability/info relating to 'Deadwing' :thumbsdow

    I still haven't found a way of pre-ordering this. I appreciate that the band are out on tour , so whoever's representing them should be shot IMO. Looking thru their back catalogue and the amount of time they've been around ( without me ever hearing about them ) , they've probably never been as hot and yet there's still not been ,AFAIK, a DEFINITIVE announcement of whats coming and details of how to order

    They and we deserve better;
    Regarding 'In Absentia', if you don't own it , WHY NOT ?

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    Default Re: Porcupine Tree - IN ABSENTIA [DVD-A]

    Many thanks for that Dave. I read on a forum somewhere that there is to be an announcement this week from the bands management regarding the much-rumoured limited edition and confirming once and for all the release date(s). Cd universe now have 2 editions listed as cds , one at 10$ the other at 35$. No details of any ....eh.....details

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    Quote Originally Posted by selder
    with the complexity of the music I wonder how well its pulled off in concert. I would hate to be disappointed and find their just another band using computers and cant actually perform to the same level....Can you please reply with your impressions of their live concerts?
    I just checked to be sure and the last time I saw them was November 17th, 2002. I didn't realize it had been that long. They played a large chunk of "In Absenthia" as well as other past material.

    I assure you, they play all of their instruments live and quite competently. I'm sure that Richard Barbieri--the keyboard player--has some strange computerized tape effects that he throws in there, but what you see is a real live band. No drum machines, just four musicians and a crude but adequately psychedelic light show. If you like their music, you will not be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manmc
    Many thanks for that Dave. I read on a forum somewhere that there is to be an announcement this week from the bands management regarding the much-rumoured limited edition and confirming once and for all the release date(s). Cd universe now have 2 editions listed as cds , one at 10$ the other at 35$. No details of any ....eh.....details

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    http://www.cduniverse.com/productinf...le=music&Bab=E

    CDuniverse has the DVD-A for preorder
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    CDuniverse has the DVD-A for preorder[/QUOTE]

    They also have a near $30 version listed as a CD only ?? Could this be CD/DVD-A ? I've also read on a forum that there is rumoured to be a Dvd-V/CD/Book version , could it be that ?? Bearing in mind that the European release CD date is next week I think they shoul be able to clarify the details on these various releases by now.

    Very shoddy record company / PR
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    I think the $30 one is an import cd.
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