Porcupine Tree started out as an in-joke between Steven Wilson and a friend (early recordings were purportedly the back catalogue of a fictional seventies supergroup The Porcupine Tree, that Wilson created). Twenty years later the group was selling out arenas around the world. Signify, released in 1996, was the first complete album recorded as a full band, and fuses numerous rock and avant-garde styles, absorbing many influences but relying on none. Signify is regarded by the band (and many fans) as one of their finest works and established the group as a highly respected force in the emerging musical underground. The first single from the album, "Waiting," entered the UK indie and UK national chart attracting airplay all over Europe. This double vinyl edition of the album is pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves.