Porcupine Tree The Incident Vinyl 2LP
"The title suite is the Tree's finest hour: a mounting drama of memoir and real-news trauma, animated with slicing guitars, ghost-song electronics, mile-high harmonies and smart pop bait." — Rolling Stone
The 10th and final studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. The Incident was released as a double album on September 14, 2009 by Roadrunner Records. The record was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album and reached the Top 25 on both the U.S. and U.K. album charts.
Having announced that Snapper Music will be representing Porcupine Tree's Transmission label worldwide, new LP reissues of the band's catalog continue to be rolled out throughout 2021.
The concept for The Incident emerged as Porcupine Tree's creator Steven Wilson was caught in a motorway traffic jam while driving past a road accident. "There was a sign saying 'POLICE - INCIDENT' and everyone was slowing down to see what had happened... Afterwards, it struck me that 'incident' is a very detached word for something so destructive and traumatic for the people involved.
The irony of such a cold expression for such seismic events appealed to me, and I began to pick out other 'incidents' reported in the media and news, I wrote about the evacuation of teenage girls from a religious cult in Texas, a family terrorising its neighbors, a body found floating in a river by some people on a fishing trip, and more."
Consisting of 18 tracks, each song is written in the first person, attempting to humanize the detached media reportage of each associated event. The first 14 tracks form part of a 55-minute song cycle, with the last four having been recorded later (and originally released as a second disc to stress their independence from the song cycle).
The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album and reached the Top 25 in the US and UK album charts. It was awarded "Album Of The Year" in Classic Rock and German magazine Eclipsed.
Porcupine Tree The Incident Track Listing:
1. Occam`s Razor
2. The Blind House
3. Great Expectations
4. Kneel And Disconnect
5. Drawing The Line
6. The Incident
7. Your Unpleasant Family
8. The Yellow Windows Of The Evening Train
9. Time Flies
1. Degree Zero Of Liberty
2. Octane Twisted
3. The Seance
4. Circle Of Manias
5. I Drive The Hearse
7. Bonnie The Cat
8. Black Dahlia
9. Remember Me Lover
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