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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
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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

On February 28, 1995.

Porcupine_Tree - The_sky_moves_sideways

On February 28, 1995, “Delenum” label released “The Sky Moves Sideways”, the third Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded June 1993 – July 1994, and was produced by Steven Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson: vocals, guitars, keyboards, tapes, programming
  • Richard Barbieri: keyboards, electronics, programming
  • Colin Edwin: bass guitar
  • Chris Maitland: drums, percussion
  • Michael Bennion: art direction
  • Ricky Edwards: percussion
  • Theo Travis: flute
  • Suzanne J. Barbieri: vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson, except “Moonloop”, by Porcupine Tree.

  1. The Sky Moves Sideways Phase 1
    I. The Colour of Air
    II. I Find That I’m Not There
    III. Wire the Drum,
    IV. Spiral Circus
  2. Dislocated Day
  3. The Moon Touches Your Shoulder
  4. Prepare Yourself
  5. Moonloop
  6. The Sky Moves Sideways Phase 2
    I. Is…Not
    II. Off the Map

 

On October 24, 1980.

Japan_-_Gentlemen_Take_Polaroids

On October 24, 1980, “Virgin” label released “Gentlemen Take Polaroids”, the fourth Japan studio album.  It was recorded in October 1980,  at “Air Studios” and “Townhouse Studios” in London and was produced by John Punter.

Personnel:

  • David Sylvian– vocals, synthesizers, piano, electric guitar
  • Mick Karn– fretless bass guitar, oboe, saxophone, recorder
  • Steve Jansen– drums, synthesizer, percussion
  • Richard Barbieri– synthesizers, sequencer, piano
  • Rob Dean– guitar, ebow
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto– synthesizers
  • Simon House– violin
  • Cyo – vocals
  • Barry Guy– double bass
  • Andrew Cauthery – oboe

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian, except where noted.

  1. Gentlemen Take Polaroids
  2. Swing
  3. Burning Bridges
  4. My New Career
  5. Methods of Dance
  6. Ain’t That Peculiar – Smokey Robinson, Warren ’Pete’ Moore, Marvin Tarplin, Bobby Rogers
  7. Nightporter
  8. Taking island in Africa – Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian