We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

In Absentia (Deluxe) (2017 Remaster)

by Porcupine Tree

/
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Orchidia 03:24
16.
Chloroform 07:14
17.
Futile 06:03
18.
Meantime 03:17
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.

about

THE MUCH ANTICIPATED DELUXE EDITION OF THE ICONIC ALBUM BY THE BRITISH LEGENDS OF EXPERIMENTAL ROCK

Featuring remastered stereo, additional studio recordings and unreleased demos.

In Absentia was Porcupine Tree’s seventh studio album, first released in 2002, and was the first in a run of three albums that for many represent the pinnacle of the band's artistic achievements. Not many albums can claim to have created a new genre, but with its fusion of metal, progressive rock, ambient textures, and acoustic singer-songwriter styled material, it became something of a blueprint for a generation of bands to come. It was also something of a breakthrough for the band, eventually going on to sell three times more than the band’s previous releases. In Absentia features many of Porcupine Tree’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 of the modern world, setting a template for many of songwriter Steven Wilson's future songs.

This new deluxe version of In Absentia provides an unrivalled insight into the context of the seminal album. The first disc features Steven Wilson's 2017 remaster, which has considerably less compression and limiting for a more dynamic listening experience.

The second disc includes all of the additional finished studio recordings the band made during the period. "Collapse (intro)", "Drown With Me", "Chloroform", and "Meantime" were all recorded during the album sessions in New York, while "Futile" and "Orchidia" come from the post-album promo-only Futile EP. Radio edits of "Trains", "Blackest Eyes" and "Strip the Soul" are also included.

The third disc comprises over 70 minutes of demos recorded at Wilson's home studio during the two years leading up to recording the album. Many of the selections differ from the final versions, with additional sections, alternate lyrics, and different arrangements. Also included are demos of three songs that were not subsequently recorded by the band, all released here for the first time: "Imogen Slaughter", "Watching You Sleep", and “Enough".

credits

released February 28, 2020

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Kscope London, UK

Created in May 2008 to provide a home for the growing post-progressive genre and an evolving, flexible and adventurous style of music without boundaries.

contact / help

Contact Kscope

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like In Absentia (Deluxe) (2017 Remaster), you may also like: