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On May 22, 2000.

On May 22, 2000, “Snapper” label released “Lightbulb Sun”, the sixth Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded November 1999 – January 2000, at “Foel Studio” in Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, Welshpool, “No Man’s Land” in Hemel Hampstead, UK, and was produced by Steven Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson– vocals, guitars, piano, mellotron, hammered dulcimer, samples, banjo, harp, arrangements
  • Richard Barbieri– synthesizers, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, mellotron, arrangements
  • Colin Edwin– bass, drum machine, guimbri, arrangements
  • Chris Maitland– drums, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Stuart Gordon – violin, viola
  • Nick Parry – cello
  • Eli Hibit – backup rhythm guitar

The Minerva String Quartet

  • Katy Latham – violin
  • Lisa Betteridge – violin
  • Sarah Heines – viola
  • Emmeline Brewer – cello
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • John Foxx– cover photograph, additional photography
  • Luigi Colasanti Antonelli – group portraits, other photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson except where noted.

  1. Lightbulb Sun
  2. How Is Your Life Today?
  3. Four Chords That Made a Milion
  4. Shesmovedon
  5. Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled
  6. The Rest Will Flow
  7. Hatesong – Colin Edwin, Steven Wilson
  8. Where we Would Be
  9. Russia on Ice – Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Chris Maitland, Steven Wilson
  10. Feel So Low

 

On May 12, 1992.

On May 12, 1992, “Delirium” label released “On the Sunday of Life…”, the debut Porcupine Tree album. It compiles tracks that Steven Wilson recorded for two cassette-only releases, “Tarquin’s Seaweed Farm” (1989) and “The Nostalgia Factory” (1991). It was recorded 1988 – 1992, at “No Man’s Land” in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK, and was produced by Steven Wilson.

Personnel:

  1. Steven Wilson – vocals, various instruments
  2. John Marshall – drums
  3. Solomon St. Jemain – voice, additional guitar
  4. Master Timothy Masters – oboe

Track listing:

All music by Steven Wilson, all lyrics by Alan Duffy except where noted.

Part 1: First Love

  1. Music for the Head
  2. Jupiter Island
  3. Third Eye Surfer
  4. On the Sunday of Love…
  5. The Nostalgia Factory

Part 2: Second Sight

  1. Space Transmission
  2. Message from a Self – Destructing Turnip
  3. Radioactive Toy – lyrics by Steven Wilson
  4. Nine Cats

Part 3: Third Eye

  1. Hymn
  2. Footprints
  3. Linton Samuel Dawson
  4. And the Swallows Dance Above the Sun
  5. Queen Quotes Crowley

Part 4: Fourth Bridge

  1. No Luck With Rabbits
  2. Begonia Seduction Scene
  3. The Long Silence
  4. It Will Rain for a Million Years

 

On September 30, 1996.

On September 30, 1996, “Delerium” label released “Signify”, the fourth Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded 1995 – 1996, at “No Man’s Land” in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, “The Doghouse”  in Henley-on-Thames,” Katrina & the Waves’ Studio” in Cambridge, and was produced by Steven Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson– vocals, guitars, piano, organ, mellotron, samples, tapes, banshee guitar, drum programming, chimes, musical boxes, mixing
  • Richard Barbieri- synthesisers, Hammond organ, Prophet V/System 700 electronics, piano, tapes, texture, sequencers
  • Colin Edwin- electric bass, double bass
  • Chris Maitland- drums, cymbals, percussion, vocal harmonies, drum loops, keyboards, voices
  • Terumi – voices
  • Chris Thorpe – mastering
  • John Blackford – art, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson, except where noted.

  1. Bornlivedie – Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri
  2. Signify
  3. Sleep of No Dreaming
  4. Pagan
  5. Waiting (Phase One)
  6. Waiting (Phase Two)
  7. Sever
  8. Idiot Prayer – Steven Wilson, Colin Edwin
  9. Every Home Is Wired
  10. Intermediate Jesus – Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Chris Maitland
  11. Light Mass Prayers – Chris Maitland
  12. Dark Matter (song ends at 8:10; after 19 seconds a hidden track plays)

 

 

On September 14, 2009.

On September 14, 2009, “Roadrunner Records” label released “The Incident”, the tenth and final Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin and  Gavin Harrison.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson- vocals, guitars, keyboards, arranger, mixing
  • Richard Barbieri- synthesizers, keyboards, arranger
  • Colin Edwin- bass guitar, double bass, arranger
  • Gavin Harrison- drums, percussion, arranger
  • Steve Orchard, John Wesley – engineer
  • Jon Astley, Darcy Proper – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Steven Wilson, all music by Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin and Gavin Harrison, except where noted.

  1. The Incident
  2. Occam’s Razor
  3. The Blind House

III. Great Expectations

  1. Kneel and Disconnect
  2. Drawing the Line
  3. The Incident

VII. Your Unpleasant Family

VIII. The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train

  1. Time Flies
  2. Degree Zero of Liberty
  3. Octane Twisted

XII. The Séance

XIII. Circle of Manias

XIV.  I Drive the Hearse

  1. Flicker – Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison
  2. Bonnie the Cat – Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison
  3. Black Dahlia – Richard Barbieri
  4. Remember me Lover – Steven Wilson

 

On April 16, 2007.

On April 16, 2007, “Roadrunner” label released “Fear of a Blank Planet”, the ninth Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded October – December 2006, in London and Tel Aviv, and was produced by Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin and Gavin Harrison. In 2007, “Fear of a Blank Planet” won the “Album of the Year” award at “Classic Rock” magazine awards. In 2015, “Rolling Stone”  ranked it at number 39 on its list of the “Best Progressive Rock Albums of all Time.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson– vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, mixing, audio mastering, string arrangements
  • Richard Barbieri– keyboards and synthesizers
  • Colin Edwin– bass guitars
  • Gavin Harrison– drums
  • Alex Lifeson– guitar solo
  • Robert Fripp– soundscapes
  • John Wesley– backing vocals
  • Orchestra – London Session Orchestra
  • Dave Stewart– string arrangements
  • Steve Price – engineer
  • Lasse Hoile– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson, except where noted.

  1. Fear of a Blank Planet
  2. My Ashes – music by Richard Barbier, Steven /Wilson
  3. Anesthetize
  4. Sentimental
  5. Way Out of Here – music by Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison, Steven Wilson
  6. Sleep Together

On March 28, 2005.

On March 28, 2005, “Lava” label released “Deadwing”, the eighth Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded March – October 2004, and was produced by Steven Wilson, Gavin Harrison and Richard Barbieri.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson- vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, hammered dulcimer, bass guitar, mixing
  • Richard Barbieri– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Colin Edwin- bass guitar
  • Gavin Harrison– drums, percussion
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt – backing vocals, second guitar solo
  • Adrian Belew- solo guitar
  • Paul Northfield, George Schilling – recording engineer
  • Andy VanDette – mastering
  • 5.1 producer – Jeff Levison
  • 5.1 mixing – Elliot Scheiner
  • 5.1 mastering – Darsy Proper

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson, except where noted.

  1. Deadwing
  2. Shallow
  3. Lazarus
  4. Halo – Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison, Steven Wilson
  5. Arriving Somewhere but Not Here
  6. Mellotron Scratch
  7. Open Car
  8. Start of Something Beautiful – Gavin Harrison, Steven Wilson
  9. Glass Arm Shattering – Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison, Steven Wilson

On January 22, 2016.

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On January 22, 2016, “Kscope” label released “4½”, the fifth Steven Wilson solo album. The mini album features songs that were written during the sessions for Wilson’s previous two studio albums, “Hand. Cannot. Erase”. and “The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)”.The album last track is a new version of the song “Don’t Hate Me”, originally recorded by Porcupine Tree on the album “Stupid Dream”. “4½”,  was recorded October 2012 – October 2015, and was produced by Steven Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson– lead vocals, guitars, autoharp, Mellotron, piano, percussion, virtual instruments
  • Dave Kilminster– guitar
  • Guthrie Govan– guitar
  • Nick Beggs– bass, Chapman Stick, backing vocals
  • Adam Holzman– Wurlitzer, Hammond organ, Minimoog, Rhodes, piano
  • Craig Blundell – drums
  • Marco Minnemann– drums
  • Chad Wackerman– drums
  • Theo Travis– reeds
  • Ninet Tayeb– co-lead vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson.

  1. My Book of Regrets
  2. Year of the Plague
  3. Happiness III
  4. Sunday Rain Sets In
  5. Vermillioncore
  6. Don’t Hate Me