Steven Wilson discography

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This is a detailed discography of Steven Wilson's work as lead singer, writer, and guitarist of the band Porcupine Tree, as well his side-projects, solo albums, and collaborations with other artists.

Altamont[edit]

Altamont was Steven Wilson and Simon Vockings. It existed between 1983-84. Wilson was 14/16 years old at that time. All of the music was improvised live onto cassette tapes using primitive analogue synthesizers and a home made echo machine.

Album Release date Label Format Notes
Prayer for the Soul September, 1983 Acid Tapes Cassette The cassette was deleted upon Steven's request.
Untitled September, 2002 Headphone Dust Vinyl This LP is limited to 300 copies.

Karma[edit]

Album Release date Label Format Notes
The Joke's On You October, 1983 None Cassette Contained the tracks "Nine Cats" and "Small Fish", later re-recorded and included on the Porcupine Tree albums On The Sunday Of Life and Up The Downstair.
The Last Man To Laugh 1985 None Cassette Note by Steven Wilson: "Counterparts" was 30 minutes of remixes and alternate takes of material from Side A all under the one title. There may also have been an edition of the tape that did not include the "Counterparts" material.

No-Man[edit]

Main article: No-Man § Discography

Porcupine Tree[edit]

Incredible Expanding Mindfuck[edit]

Bass Communion[edit]

Main article: Bass Communion

Blackfield[edit]

Main article: Blackfield

Storm Corrosion[edit]

Main article: Storm Corrosion

Solo work[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[1]
FIN
[2]
FRA
[3]
NED
[4]
GER
[5]
POL
[6]
US
[7]
2008 Insurgentes
  • General release date: February 24, 2009
  • Label: Kscope
116 114 78 81 15
2011 Grace for Drowning
  • Release date: September 26, 2011
  • Label: Kscope
34 30 96 22 22 7 85
2013 The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
  • Release date: February 25, 2013
  • Label: Kscope
28 17 51 16 3 25 57
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Notes
2012 Catalogue / Preserve / Amass
  • Release date: February 8, 2012
  • Label: Headphone Dust
Only available through pre-order directly from Wilson's website and at live shows from the Grace for Drowning tour. Limited to 3,000 copies.
Get All You Deserve
  • Release date: September 25, 2012
  • Label: Kscope
Released as DVD and Blu-ray versions with deluxe edition including both formats as well as concert's audio on two CDs.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Notes
2014 Cover Version
  • Release date: June 30, 2014
  • Label: Kscope
Compilation album featuring six Cover Version singles released in 2003–2010.

EPs[edit]

Year Album Notes
2009 NSRGNTS RMXS
  • Release date: June 29, 2009
  • Label: Kscope
EP comprising remixed versions of songs featured on the Insurgentes album.
2013 Drive Home
  • Release date: October 21, 2013
  • Label: Kscope
Video EP featuring unreleased songs and music videos with live material on both audio and video; released as Blu-ray/CD and DVD/CD versions.[8] Entered UK Albums Chart at #68,[9] and UK Rock Albums Chart at #5.[10]

Singles[edit]

Title Release date Album Format
Harmony Korine February 25, 2009 Insurgentes 7" single
Postcard October 10, 2011 Grace For Drowning Digital download

Other Songs[edit]

Unreleased Electronic Music[edit]

Album Release date Notes
Unreleased Electronic Music Vol. 1 April, 2004 Wilson's experiments in rhythmic electronic music between 1990-2003. The CD-R is packed in a DVD case, with unique polaroid and signed index card[c]. The vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies and contains "Shortwave - Remix" (9:11) as a bonus track.

^ c - Each CD-R copy of Unreleased Electronic Music Vol. 1 contains its own one of a kind original Polaroid photograph taken by Lasse Hoile specifically for the project. David Schroeder has set up a webpage[11] dedicated to displaying Lasse Hoile's polaroids from SW's "Unreleased Electronic Music Vol. 1" in numerical order along with their owner's names. Actual dates of the tracks provided by SW. Some of these Polaroids can now be found in the "Old Polaroids" album at Lasse Hoile's MySpace page.

Separate tracks[edit]

Tracks released separately by Wilson via internet through his MySpace, and Soundcloud accounts.

Release date Song Notes
March, 2006 "Well You're Wrong" That was the first song that Steven Wilson put up on MySpace. A re-recorded and slightly extended version of this song appeared later on Wilson's "Cover Version V" single.
August, 2006 "Cut Ribbon" According to the "Steven Wilson iOS App" : "This was originally written for a planned metal collaboration with Mikael from Opeth about 10 years ago, then later re-recorded for both ‘Insurgentes’ and more recently ‘Grace for Drowning’. Each time I couldn’t really make it fit in with the style of those records so here it finally finds a home, in its most recent 2010 mixed form."[12] It has been widely bootlegged, but incorrectly attributed to Porcupine Tree, since it comes from the same period as several demos for the In Absentia album circa 2002. Versions available include the 2002 leaked version, a slightly different 2006 mix from Wilson's Myspace, and the 2010 version left off of Grace for Drowning.
August, 2006 "Collecting Space" An instrumental demo made in 2003 during writing sessions for Porcupine Tree's Deadwing album, but never recorded by the band. A proper version of this piece was released on the limited edition of the 1st Steven's solo album called Insurgentes, while this demo appears as an extra track on the Insurgentes movie DVD.
October, 2006 "Vapour Trail Lullaby" According to Steven Wilson: "I found this on a CDR of demos from around 2000, and it's an early version of the song that was later recorded for the first Blackfield album with a much more stripped down piano and string quartet arrangement. Here I was obviously going for something a bit more epic (the full version lasts about 16 minutes, but this is the first 6). After Rush called their album "Vapour Trails" I changed the title of the Blackfield version to just Lullaby."
October, 2006 "Deadwing Theme" This is a short piece written for the prospective soundtrack to the film "Deadwing", which exists at present only as a screenplay written by Steven Wilson and film-maker Mike Bennion. Although this piece was written during the Deadwing album sessions, it was not released on the standard or limited editions of the album of the same name. It was officially released in 2010 as an extra track on the Insurgentes movie DVD. It features melodies from an earlier demo "Godfearing" which was written - according to Wilson - circa 2001/2003.
June, 2012 "Godfearing" According to Steven Wilson: "I found this on an old computer - it's a demo for either the In Absentia or Deadwing albums, something that never got used - I can't be totally sure because while it shares lyrical themes with the songs on In Absentia, one of the melodies seems to relate to another piece from Deadwing era. I don't remember too much about it, other than I guess it wasn't good enough to get any further than this. Rescued from the abyss, so I only have a compressed audio file of this one, sorry about that."

Guest appearances or contributions[edit]

Year Album Artist Credit(s)
1994 Flame Richard Barbieri & Tim Bowness Guitar on "Song of Love and Everything (Part I and II)" and "Flame"
Seed JBK Guitar on "Prey"
1995 The Exstasie Psychomuzak Producer
The Tooth Mother Mick Karn Guitar on "Thundergirl Mutation" and "Plaster the Magic Tongue"
Stone to Flesh Steve Jansen & Richard Barbieri Guitar on "Mother London", "Sleepers Awake", "Ringing the Bell Backwards" and "Closer Than 'I'"
1997 Indigo Falls Indigo Falls Guitar on "The Wilderness"
Sunsets on Empire Fish Producer, co-writer
1999 No Ordinary Man Cipher Mixing, guitar on "The Waiting" and "Bodhidharma"
Raingods with Zippos Fish Guitar on "Tumbledown", "Faithhealer" and "Plague of Ghosts"
marillion.com Marillion Additional production and mixing
2001 Blackwater Park Opeth Producer, keyboards, mellotron, backing vocals
Heart of the Sun Theo Travis Co-producer, mixing
Smiling & Waving Anja Garbarek Producer
Culinaire Lingus Ange Mixing on "Jusqu'où Iront-Ils" and "Cadavres Exquis"
Playing in a Room with People JBK Guitar
2002 One Who Whispers Cipher Co-producer, mixing
Deliverance Opeth Producer, backing vocals, piano, mellotron, additional guitar
2003 Office of Strategic Influence OSI Co-writer and vocals on "shutDOWN"
Damnation Opeth Producer, keyboards, piano, mellotron, backing vocals, co-writer on "Death Whispered a Lullaby"
Will I / Fly Yoko Ono Remixing on "Death of Samantha"
2004 Blah Street Ben Castle Mixing
Marbles Marillion Mixing on "Angelina"
Kallocain Paatos Mixing
The DAC Mixes Darkroom Remixing on "After Dark"
Legacy Vidna Obmana Additional guitar
Earth to Ether Theo Travis Mixing
2005 Shiver John Wesley Mixing
2006 In My Father's House are Many Mansions Andrew Liles Remixing on "Something to Do with Hans Bellmer in a Pub at Last Orders Using 15th Century Rural Magic"
2007 Slow Life Theo Travis Performer on "Behind These Silent Eyes"
The Bowing Harmony Vidna Obmana Vocals
Allure Fovea Hex Guitar on "Allure"
Systematic Chaos Dream Theater Spoken word on "Repentance"
Once We All Walk Through Solid Objects Fear Falls Burning Performer on "Fear Falls Burning vs Bass Communion"
Black Sheep Andrew Liles Performer on "537171NR848492C (Elongated)"
The Road Home Jordan Rudess Vocals on "Tarkus"
2008 Untitled The Use of Ashes Performer on "Mousehill"
No One’s Words Ephrat Mixing, mastering
2009 Three Fact Fader Engineers Remixing on "Sometimes I Realise"
Aviv Geffen Aviv Geffen Guitar on "Cloudy Now" and "Silence", guitar and backing vocals on "The One"
2010 The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR Orphaned Land Co-producer
We're Here Because We're Here Anathema Mixing
Immersion Pendulum Vocals on "The Fountain"
2011 TF100 Various artists Performer on "Pale Ghostlike Friend" and "California Falling"
Warm Winter Memories of Machines Engineering, mixing, guitar and keyboards on "Lucky You, Lucky Me"
Heritage Opeth Mixing
2012 Thick as a Brick 2 Ian Anderson Mixing
Genesis Revisited II Steve Hackett Vocals on "Can-Utility and the Coastliners", guitar on "Shadow of the Hierophant"
2014 Pale Communion Opeth Mixing

Album remixes[edit]

Steven Wilson has remixed a series of albums by other artists including:
King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull and Yes.[13]

Year Album details Source
2009 Red [14]
In the Court of the Crimson King
  • Artist: King Crimson
  • Release date: 8 December 2009
  • Label: Discipline Global Mobile
  • Original release date: 10 October 1969
[15]
2010 Lizard
  • Artist: King Crimson
  • Release date: 12 January 2010
  • Label: Discipline Global Mobile
  • Original release date: 11 December 1970
[16]
In the Wake of Poseidon
  • Artist: King Crimson
  • Release date: 4 October 2010
  • Label: Discipline/Panegyric
  • Original release date: 15 May 1970
[17]
Islands
  • Artist: King Crimson
  • Release date: 4 October 2010
  • Label: Panegyric
  • Original release date: 3 December 1971
[18]
2011 In the Land of Grey and Pink
  • Artist: Caravan
  • Release date: 7 June 2011
  • Label: Deram Records
  • Original release date: 8 April 1971
[19]
Starless and Bible Black
  • Artist: King Crimson
  • Release date: 25 October 2011
  • Label: Inner Knot
  • Original release date: 29 March 1974
[20]
Discipline
  • Artist: King Crimson
  • Release date: 25 October 2011
  • Label: Inner Knot
  • Original release date: 22 September 1981
[21]
Aqualung
2012 Emerson, Lake & Palmer [22]
Tarkus
  • Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • Release date: 25 September 2012
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • Original release date: 14 June 1971
[23]
Larks' Tongues in Aspic
  • Artist: King Crimson
  • Release date: 15 October 2012
  • Label: Panegyric
  • Original release date: 23 March 1973
[24]
Thick as a Brick
  • Artist: Jethro Tull
  • Release date: 6 November 2012
  • Label: Chrysalis Records
  • Original release date: 10 March 1972
[25]
2013 Warrior on the Edge of Time
  • Artist: Hawkwind
  • Release date: 27 May 2013
  • Original release date: 9 May 1975
Nonsuch
  • Artist: XTC
  • Release date: 18 October 2013
  • Original release date: 27 April 1992
Close to the Edge
  • Artist: Yes
  • Release date: 21 October 2013
  • Original release date: 13 September 1972
Benefit
  • Artist: Jethro Tull
  • Release date: 28 October 2013
  • Original release date: 1 May 1970
2014 The Yes Album
  • Artist: Yes
  • Release date: 14 April 2014
  • Original release date: 19 February 1971
A Passion Play
  • Artist: Jethro Tull
  • Release date: 13 June 2014
  • Original release date: 6 July 1973
The Power and the Glory
  • Artist: Gentle Giant
  • Release date: 17 July 2014
  • Original release date: 20 September 1974
Drums and Wires
  • Artist: XTC
  • Release Date: 27 October 2014
  • Original release date: 17 August 1979
Relayer
  • Artist: Yes
  • Release date: 3 November 2014
  • Original release date: 28 November 1974

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steven Wilson - Albums". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Steven Wilson". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Recherche pour: Steven Wilson". lescharts.com. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Zoeken naar: Steven Wilson". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Steven Wilson - Longplay-Chartverfolgung". musicline.de. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Steven Wilson - Insurgentes - Music Charts". acharts.us. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Steven Wilson - Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Steven Wilson store. Retrieved October 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "Official Albums Chart UK Top 100 - 2nd November 2013". Official Charts Company. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "2013-11-02 Top 40 Rock & Metal Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  11. ^ ""Lasse Hoile's polaroids for the Steven Wilson "U.E.M. Vol. 1" Project"". Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  12. ^ "– Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson Resource » Listen to ‘Cut Ribbon’ and ‘Harmony Korine (Acoustic)’ on the SW Fan App!". Starsdie.com. 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  13. ^ "Steven Wilson won't work on ELP again". Prog Magazine. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Red (CD/DVD) - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "In the Court of the Crimson King (2-CD) - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Lizard (CD/DVD) - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "In the Wake of Poseidon - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Islands - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "In the Land of Grey and Pink (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  20. ^ "Starless and Bible Black (40th Anniversary Edition) - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Discipline (40th Anniversary Edition) - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Deluxe Edition) - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Tarkus (Deluxe Edition) - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  24. ^ "Larks' Tongues in Aspic (40th Anniversary) - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  25. ^ "Thick as a Brick (40th Anniversary) (CD/DVD) - Release Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 

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