Not my first time to see the man. Won’t be the last. First saw him around 14 years ago – shortly after buying my first album by his band Porcupine Tree. In Abstentia. Since then I have acquired close to 50 of his albums (no exaggeration – I just checked) and seen him maybe 10 times. Yes – I am a fan.

The Set List

Complete details here, (BTW every track in the list takes you through to a video of the song), in a nut shell …

Part one – Hand. Cannot. Erase. In It’s Entirety

Part Two – A trip down memory lane, including Lazarus (positioned as a tribute to David Bowie), a couple of tracks from 4 1/2, old Porcupine Tree etc.

Encore – including ‘Sign Of The Times’ – a Prince cover and ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing’ – self described by Wilson as the song that he considers to be his best song ever. Have to say – it is a favorite of mine aswell.

The Band

Adam Holzman

Craig Blundell

Dave Kilminster

Nick Beggs

Steven Wilson

Photos


img_3840

I took a few. You can see all them here. But really, with a iPhone 6 and not sitting at the front – what you going to do !

Lazarus


Finally, chatted to a couple of guys during the show – true fans, and our conversation recorded for posterity here.

Oh – and if you want a little snippet of the Prince cover: