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Porcupine Tree - In Absentia

(180g Import Vinyl 2LP) * * *

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Standard Black 180g 2LP Edition / Also Available As Colored 180g 2LP-Set

Two of the most popular Porcupine Tree releases, In Absentia and Deadwing, have been acquired by Kscope and are being given long awaited reissues on vinyl. For the first time since their original releases, both albums have also been remastered by songwriter and frontman Steven Wilson with considerably less compression / limiting, and consequently now offer an even more dynamic listening experience. These new reissues will be released in standard black and colored double heavyweight audiophile 180g vinyl editions presented in gatefold packaging with printed inner bags.

In Absentia was Porcupine Tree's seventh studio album, first released in 2002, and the first in a run of three albums that for many represent the pinnacle of the band's artistic achievements. Following on from 2000's Lightbulb Sun it had a distinctly heavier tone, partly due to a shift in musical interests, but also the addition of the exceptional Gavin Harrison on drums. The band's first for major label Lava/Atlantic Records, it features several of PT's most beloved songs, including "Trains," "The Sound of Muzak" and "Blackest Eyes."

While not a formal concept album, many of the songs have common themes related to serial killers, youthful innocence gone wrong, and observations about the modern world, setting a template for many of Wilson's future songs.

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