Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991–1997

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Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991-1997
Cover art by Mike Diver
Compilation album by Porcupine Tree
Released 25 March 2002
Recorded 1988-1996
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock,[1] space rock[citation needed]
Length 146:19
Label Delerium
Porcupine Tree chronology
Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991-1997
(2002)
In Absentia
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
DPRP (8.5/10) [2]

Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991–1997 is a double album compilation by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, first released in March, 2002. The cover is the same one used for Moonloop EP.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one (1991-1993)[edit]

  1. "Radioactive Toy" – 10:10
    (from On the Sunday of Life)
  2. "Nine Cats" – 3:51
    (from On the Sunday of Life)
  3. "And the Swallows Dance Above the Sun" – 4:02
    (from On the Sunday of Life)
  4. "Nostalgia Factory" – 7:33
    (from On the Sunday of Life)
  5. "Voyage 34 - Phase One" – 12:54
    (from the Voyage 34 single)
  6. "Synesthesia" (Extended Version) – 7:54
    (previously unreleased, original version on Up the Downstair)
  7. "Phantoms" – 3:14
    (previously unreleased, except for internet .mp3 downloads)
  8. "Up the Downstair" – 10:09
    (2001 remix, original version on Up the Downstair)*
  9. "Fadeaway" – 6:16
    (2001 remix, original version on Up the Downstair)*
  10. "Rainy Taxi" – 6:52
    (from Staircase Infinities)


* Replaced by partially re-recorded remixes from 2004 on later re-releases.
All tracks written by Steven Wilson, except 2,3,4,7 and 9 written by Steven Wilson and Alan Duffy and 5 written by Steven Wilson, Hugh Banton, David Jackson, Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard.

Disc two (1994-1997)[edit]

  1. "Stars Die" – 5:06
    (from the US version of The Sky Moves Sideways)
  2. "The Sky Moves Sideways - Phase One" – 18:37
    (from the UK version of The Sky Moves Sideways)
  3. "Men of Wood" – 3:35
    (previously unreleased)
  4. "Waiting" – 4:29
    (from Signify)
  5. "The Sound of No-One Listening" – 8:13
    (2001 remix, original version on the Waiting CD single)
  6. "Colourflow in Mind" – 3:49
    (from the Waiting 12" single)
  7. "Fuse the Sky" – 4:33
    (from the Waiting 12" single)
  8. "Signify II" – 6:04
    (previously unreleased)
  9. "Every Home Is Wired" – 5:13
    (from Signify)
  10. "Sever" – 5:33
    (from Signify)
  11. "Dark Matter" – 8:12
    (from Signify)


All tracks written by Steven Wilson, except 3 written by Steven Wilson and Alan Duffy.

Personnel[edit]

Disc one[edit]

Disc two[edit]

  • Steven Wilson - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, tapes, samples, mellotron, programming, bass on track 3, all instruments on track 6
  • Richard Barbieri - keyboards, electronics, synthesizers, hammond organ (except tracks 1, 3 & 6)
  • Colin Edwin - bass guitar (except tracks 3, 6 & 7), double bass on tracks 9
  • Chris Maitland - drums, percussion (except tracks 6 & 7), backing vocals on tracks 4 & 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Monger, James Christopher. "Stars Die: The Delerium Years '91-97". AllMusic. Retrieved June 23, 2014. Stars Die: The Delerium Years '91-97 narrows its focus to the group's psychedelic, pre-ambient Pink Floyd era 
  2. ^ "DPRP CD Reviews - 2002 - Porcupine Tree Review Special". www.dprp.net. Retrieved 2009-11-22.