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On June 7, 1993.

On June 7, 1993, “Delirium” label released “Up the Downstair”, the second Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded February 1992 – January 1993, at “No Man’s Land” in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, and was produced by Steven Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson- vocals, all other instruments
  • Colin Edwin– bass guitar
  • Richard Barbieri– electronics
  • Suzanne J. Barbieri– vocals

Track listing:

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

  1. What You Are Listening To…
  2. Synesthesia
  3. Monuments Burn into Moments
  4. Always Never – Alan Duffy
  5. Up the Downstairs
  6. Not Beautiful Anymore
  7. Siren
  8. Small Fish – Alan Duffy
  9. Burning Sky
  10. Fadeaway – Alan Duffy

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 April 8, 1991.

On April 8, 1991, “Virgin” label released the self – titled, and the only “Rain Tree Crow” album. It was a reunion project by the members of the band Japan. It was recorded1989 -1990, at “Miravel Studios” in Le Val, France, “Condulmer Studio Zerman di Mogliano” in Italy, “Marcus Studios”, “Eel Pie Studios” and “Air Studios” in London, “The Wool Hall” in Bath, Somerset, UK, “Ropewalk Studio in Dublin, Ireland, “Mega Studios” in Paris, and was produced by David Sylvian, Mick karn, Steve Jensen and Richard Barbieri.

Personnel:

  • David Sylvian – vocal, electric guitar, Hammond organ, electric piano, treatments, treatments, organ, percussion, Indian drum, harmonium, shortwave radio, horn arrangement, mixing, art director
  • Mick Karn– bass, saxophone, brass, pipes, wine glasses, horn arrangement
  • Richard Barbieri– synthesizer, water wheel
  • Steve Jansen– drums, Moroccan clay drum, fan drums, marimba, ceramic drums, tambourine, percussion, Hammond organ
  • Bill Nelson– guitar, blue guitar
  • Phil Palmer – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Michael Brook – bass conga
  • Djene Doumbouya – vocal
  • Djanka Djabate – vocal
  • Johnny Thirkell– trumpet, flugelhorn (as Phantom Horns)
  • Gary Barnacle– saxes (as Phantom Horns)
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophones (as Phantom Horns)
  • Johnny Thirkell– trumpet, flugelhorn (as Phantom Horns)
  • Brian Gascoigne – orchestration
  • Steve Nye– mixing
  • Pat McCarthy – mixing engineer
  • Tim Martin – engineer
  • Paonlo Carrer – assistant
  • Rupert Coulson – assistant
  • Louise McCormick – assistant
  • Bruce Davies – assistant
  • Paul Stevens – assistant
  • Richard Chadwick – co-ordinato
  • Shinya Fujiwara– cover photography
  • Russell Mills– design
  • Yuka Fujii – art director

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian.

  1. Big Wheels in Shanty Town
  2. Every Colour You Are
  3. Rain Tree Crow
  4. Red Earth (As Summertime Ends)
  5. Pocket Full of Change
  6. Boat’s for Burning
  7. New Moon at Red Deer Wallow
  8. Black Water
  9. A Reassuringly Dull Sunday
  10. Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City
  11. Scratchings on the Bible Belt
  12. Cries and Whispers

 

On December 20, 1979.

On December 20, 1979, “Hansa” label released (Japan, Canada and Germany) “Quiet Life”, the third Japan studio album. It was recorded in June 1979, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by John Punter, Simon Napier-Bell, David Sylvian, Rob Dean, Richard Barbieri, Mick Karn and Steve Jansen.

Personnel:

  • David Sylvian– lead vocals, guitar
  • Rob Dean– guitar, backing vocals
  • Richard Barbieri– synthesizer, keyboards
  • Mick Karn– bass, saxophone, flute, backing vocals
  • Steve Jansen– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Ann Odell – orchestralarrangements
  • Martyn Ford– orchestral conduction
  • John Punter – engineering
  • Colin Fairley – engineering
  • Keith Bessey – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian, except where noted.

  1. Quiet Life
  2. Fall in Love With Me
  3. Despair
  4. In Vogue
  5. Halloween
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – Lou Reed
  7. Alien
  8. The Other Side of Life

 

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

In March 1978.

In March 1978, “Hansa” label released “Adolescent Sex” the debut Japan album. It was recorded 1977-1978, and was produced by Ray Singer.

Personnel:

  • David Sylvian– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rob Dean– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Richard Barbieri– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mick Karn– bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Jansen– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Ray Singer– additional backing vocals
  • Pete Silver – engineering
  • Dick Whitbread – cover design, artwork
  • Graham Hughes – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian, except where noted.

“Don’t Rain on My Parade” by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill.

  1. Transmission
  2. The Unconventional
  3. Wish You Were Back
  4. Performance
  5. Lover on Main Street
  6. Don’t Rain on My Parade – Jule Styne, Bob Merrill
  7. Suburban Love
  8. Adolescent Sex
  9. Communist China
  10. Television

On November 13, 1981.

tin-drum

On November 13, 1981, “Virgin” label released “Tin Drum”, the fifth and final Japan studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Steve Nye and Japan.

Personnel:

  • David Sylvian– vocals, guitar, keyboard, keyboard programming, tapes, cover concept
  • Mick Karn– fretless bass guitar, African flute, dida
  • Steve Jansen– acoustic drums, electronic drums, keyboard percussion
  • Richard Barbieri– keyboard, keyboard programming, tapes
  • Yuka Fujii – backing vocals
  • Simon House– violin
  • Steve Joule – design
  • Steve Nye– engineer
  • Phil Bodger – assistant engineer
  • Fin Costello – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian, except where noted.

  1. The Art of Parties
  2. Talking Drum
  3. Ghosts
  4. Canton – Steve Jansen, David Sylvian
  5. Still Life in Mobile Homes
  6. Visions of China – Steve Jansen, David Sylvian
  7. Sons of Pioneers – Mick Karn, David Sylvian
  8. Cantonese Boy