Porcupine Tree - The Delerium Years 1991-93

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AKSP 893
UPC: 802644889313
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Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 9
Note: 180 Gram


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The Delerium Years 1991-1993 9LP box set on 180-gram vinyl!

Remastered by Steven Wilson

Includes 40-page book with rare and unseen material, liner notes by Stephen Humphries

Porcupine Tree - The Delerium Years 1991-1993 traces the explosive start of Steven Wilson's career and the band he created, Porcupine Tree.

The band started out as little more than a joke. During his teenage years in the 1980s, Wilson experimented with primitive recording gear in his bedroom and dreamed up an imaginary band with an absurd name and an outlandish back-story. As a lark, the teenager began writing songs for his fake group. The punch line? Wilson's joke band was seriously good. Delerium Records, a record label for underground music, released Porcupine Tree's fresh take on psychedelic and progressive music to great success.

The box set includes the first two Porcupine Tree studio albums, On the Sunday of Life..., and Up the Downstair, as well as the Staircase Infinities mini album, the 2 EPs that make up Voyage 34: The Complete Trip, and the archival album Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape. But these records aren't just the story of how Wilson had the last laugh when his joke band became a reality. These formative releases also trace how Wilson honed his craft and found his voice as an artist.

The LPs (pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl) have been remastered by Steven Wilson. Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape and On the Sunday of Life... feature Steven's remasters for the most recent CD editions, which used the original analog tapes for the first time rather than the digital copies made in the early '90s used for all previous editions. The other albums have all been specifically remastered for this set with more naturalistic dynamics and EQ. Additionally Voyage 34 uses the full length version of "Phase IV" as featured on the original 12-inch single release.

The deluxe box includes a "perfect bound" book featuring rare and unseen archival documents and photographs. U.S. journalist Stephen Humphries conducted in-depth interviews with Steven Wilson about his childhood and early creative endeavours for the extensive biographical liner notes. The box, book and LP packaging has been created by long-term collaborators; photographer Lasse Hoile and designer Carl Glover.

Following on the acclaim for The Delerium Years 94-97 8LP set, The Delerium Years 91-93 is the second beautifully presented box set chronicling the evolution of one of the U.K.'s brightest talents of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

• 9LP Box Set
• 180-gram vinyl
• Remastered by Steven Wilson
• Perfect bound 40-page book featuring rare & unseen archival documents & photos
• Extensive biographical liner notes by Stephen Humphries

On The Sunday Of Life
Side A:
1. Music For The Head
2. Jupiter Island
3. Third Eye Surfer
4. On The Sunday Of Life
5. The Nostalgia Factory
Side B:
1. Space Transmission
2. Message From A Self Destructing Turnip
3. Radioactive Toy
4. Nine Cats
Side C:
1. Hymn
2. Footprints
3. Linton Samuel Dawson
4. And The Swallows Dance Above The Sun
5. Queen Quotes Crowley
Side D:
1. No Luck With Rabbits
2. Begonia Seduction Scene
3. This Long Silence
4. It Will Rain For A Million Years

Voyage 34
Side E:
1. Voyage 34 (Phase I)
Side F:
1. Voyage 34 (Phase II)
Side G:
1. Voyage 34 (Phase III - Astralasia Dreamstate)
Side H:
1. Voyage 34 (Phase IV - A New Civilization)

Up The Downstair
Side I:
1. What You Are Listening To...
2. Synesthesia
3. Monuments Burn Into Moments
4. Always Never
Side J:
1. Up The Downstair
Side K:
1. Not Beautiful Anymore
2. Siren
3. Small Fish
Side L:
1. Burning Sky
2. Fadeaway

Staircase Infinities
Side M:
1. Cloud Zero
2. The Joke's On You
3. Navigator
4. Phantoms
Side N:
1. Rainy Taxi
2. Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape
Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape
Side O:
1. Mute
2. Landscare
3. Prayer
4. Daughters In Excess
5. Delightful Suicide
Side P:
1. Split Image
2. No Reason To Live, No Reason To Die
3. Wastecoat
4. Towel
Side Q:
1. Execution Of The Will Of The Marquis De Sade
2. Track 11
3. Radioactive Toy
4. An Empty Box
Side R:
1. Out
2. Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape
3. Music For The Head

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