Steven Wilson discography
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- 1 Altamont
- 2 Karma
- 3 No-Man
- 4 Porcupine Tree
- 5 Incredible Expanding Mindfuck
- 6 Bass Communion
- 7 Blackfield
- 8 Storm Corrosion
- 9 Solo work
- 10 Other Songs
- 11 Guest appearances or contributions
- 12 References
- 13 External links
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.
|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.|
|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, I don't recall.|
Incredible Expanding Mindfuck
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|2011||Grace for Drowning
|2013||The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
|"—" denotes a release that did not chart.|
|2012||Catalogue / Preserve / Amass
||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
||Released as DVD and Blu-ray versions with deluxe edition including both formats as well as concert's audio on two CDs.|
||EP comprising remixed versions of songs featured on the Insurgentes album.|
||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. Entered UK Albums Chart at #68, and UK Rock Albums Chart at #5.|
|Harmony Korine||February 25, 2009||Insurgentes||7" single|
|Postcard||October 10, 2011||Grace For Drowning||Digital download|
Cover Version was a project of Wilson's that spanned six "2 song" singles. On every release, there was always one original song of Wilson's, and one cover song that involved new interpretations of other artist's songs in ways much different from their original versions. The only exception to this format is in Cover Version IV, "The Unquiet Grave" is actually an old English folk song, and not an original song written by Wilson.
|Album||Release date||Label||Format||Covered Song||Original Song|
|Cover Version||March, 2003
|"Thank U" by Alanis Morissette.||"Moment I Lost"|
|Cover Version II||October, 2004
|"The Day Before You Came" by ABBA.||"Please Come Home"|
|Cover Version III||September, 2005
|"A Forest" by The Cure.||"Four Trees Down"|
|Cover Version IV||July, 2006
|"The Guitar Lesson" by Momus.||"The Unquiet Grave"|
|Cover Version V||July, 2008||Headphone Dust||CD
|"Sign O' the Times" by Prince.||"Well You're Wrong"|
|Cover Version VI||February, 2010||Headphone Dust||CD
|"Lord of the Reedy River" by Donovan.||"An End to End"|
Unreleased Electronic Music
|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 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.
|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." 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
|1994||Richard Barbieri/Tim Bowness||Flame||Guitar on 2 tracks.||Richard Barbieri and Wilson are both members of Porcupine Tree, while Tim Bowness and Wilson are members of No-Man.|
|1994||JBK||Seed||Guitar on "Prey".|
|1995||Psychomuzak||The Exstasie||Steven Wilson produced the album||Psychomuzak is a spacious instrumental guitar based project by songwriter Dean Carter.|
|1995||Mick Karn||The Tooth Mother||Plays guitar on 2 tracks.|
|1995||Steve Jansen/Richard Barbieri||Stone To Flesh||Plays guitar on 4 tracks.|
|1997||Indigo Falls||Indigo Falls||Plays acoustic guitar on "The Wilderness".||Indigo Falls is a collaboration between Richard Barbieri and his wife Suzanne.|
|1997||Fish||Sunsets on Empire||Produced and co-wrote much of the material.||Two singles were also issued from the album. Later reissues include a bonus track.|
|1999||Cipher||No Ordinary Man||Plays guitar and treatments on 2 tracks and mixed the album.||Cipher is a collaborative project between Theo Travis and Dave Sturt. Atmospheric blend of live sax/flute, bass and textures.|
|1999||Fish||Raingods with Zippos||Guitar on 3 tracks, including the 25 minute centrepiece "A Plague of Ghosts".|
|1999||Marillion||marillion.com||Additional production and mix by Steven Wilson on five out of nine tracks.|
|2001||Opeth||Blackwater Park||Steven Wilson produced the album and performed vocals, piano and guitar on many songs.||Rated as #1 album of 2001 on Rate Your Music.|
|2001||Theo Travis||Heart of the Sun||Co-produced and mixed by Steven Wilson.|
|2001||Anja Garbarek||Smiling & Waving||Produced by Steven Wilson and Anja Garbarek.|
|2001||Ange||Culinaire lingus||Steven Wilson mixed two tracks on this album, "Jusqu'ou Iront-ils?" and "Cadavres Exquis".|
|2001||JBK||Playing in a Room With People||Guitar on all tracks.||A live album recorded at JBK's 1997 shows in Tokyo and London.|
|2002||Cipher||One Who Whispers||Co-produced and mixed by SW.|
|2002||Opeth||Deliverance||Steven Wilson produced the album and performed vocals, piano, mellotron and guitar on many songs.||Deliverance won a grammy in the band's native Sweden.|
|2003||OSI||Office of Strategic Influence||Steven Wilson co-wrote and sings on the track "shutDOWN".|
|2003||Opeth||Damnation||Steven Wilson produced the album, provided keyboards, piano, mellotron and vocals, and co-wrote the song "Death Whispered a Lullaby".||Recorded simultaneously with the album Deliverance.|
|2003||Yoko Ono||"Will I" / "Fly"||Steven Wilson remixed Yoko Ono's "Death of Samantha" from her John Lennon-produced 1973 album Approximately Infinite Universe.||Credited as "Porcupine Tree remix". Later released on the Ono's album Yes, I'm a Witch from 2007.|
|2004||Ben Castle||Blah Street||Steven Wilson mixed 8 of the 13 tracks.|
|2004||Marillion||Marbles||Two tracks mixed by Steven Wilson.|
|2004||Paatos||Kallocain||Mixed by Steven Wilson.|
|2004||Darkroom||The Dac Mixes||Steven Wilson provided a remix.||Collection of Darkroom remixes including one by Steven Wilson as Bass Communion.|
|2004||Vidna Obmana||Legacy||The album concludes with an extended Steven Wilson guitar solo.|
|2004||Theo Travis||Earth to Ether||Mixed by Steven Wilson|
|2005||John Wesley||Shiver||Mixed by Steven Wilson|
|2006||Andrew Liles||In My Father's House are Many Mansions||Steven Wilson (as Bass Communion) provided a remix.||Various artists remixing, re-ordering, adding and subtracting the recordings of Andrew Liles. The Bass Communion mix is called "Something to do with Hans Bellmer in a Pub at Last Orders using 15th Century Rural Magic".|
|2007||Theo Travis||Slow Life||Steven Wilson provided the track "Behind These Silent Eyes", which is an 18 minute Bass Communion reconstruction of unreleased material from the original Slow Life sessions.||A 2LP reissue of Theo's Slow Life album, originally released on CD in 2003.|
|2007||Vidna Obmana||The Bowing Harmony||Steven Wilson provided vocals.|
|2007||Fovea Hex||Allure||Treated guitar on the title track.|
|2007||Dream Theater||Systematic Chaos||Spoken apologies on the track "Repentance".||The middle section of the song also includes apologies spoken by Corey Taylor, Steve Vai, Chris Jericho, David Ellefson, Steve Hogarth, Joe Satriani, Mikael Åkerfeldt, Jon Anderson, Neal Morse and Daniel Gildenlöw.|
|2007||Fear Falls Burning||Once We All Walk Through Solid Objects||An 18 minute Steven Wilson (Bass Communion) reconstruction is on side one.|
|2007||Andrew Liles||Black Sheep||Steven Wilson (Bass Communion) provided the track "537171NR848492C (Elongated)"|
|2007||Jordan Rudess||The Road Home||Vocals on the track "Tarkus"|
|2008||The Use of Ashes||Untitled||The second side features a Bass Communion reconstruction of the Use of Ashes album "The Mousehill Daydream" entitled "Mousehill".|
|2008||Ephrat||No One’s Words||Steven Wilson mixed and mastered this record.||The album also includes contributions by Daniel Gildenlow, the vocalist of Pain of Salvation, and Petronella Nettermalm, vocalist of Paatos.|
|2009||Engineers||Three Fact Fader||Steven Wilson contributed a remix of the song "Sometimes I Realise" to this record.|
|2009||Aviv Geffen||Aviv Geffen||Provided guitar on "Cloudy Now" and "Silence", guitar and backing vocals for "The One".|
|2010||Orphaned Land||The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR||Steven Wilson co-produced the album along with the band.|
|2010||Anathema||We're Here Because We're Here||Mixed by Steven Wilson.|
|2010||Pendulum||Immersion||Vocals on the track "The Fountain".||Album also features collaborations with In Flames and Liam Howlett.|
|2011||Various artists||TF100||Steven Wilson participates in the tracks "Pale Ghostlike Friend" and "California Falling"||Number 100 album in Tonefloat Records catalogue. A compilation album including pieces written in collaboration by most artists members of the label.|
|2011||Memories of Machines||Warm Winter||Guitars & keyboards on "Lucky You, Lucky Me", recording, engineering, mixing||Band formed by Tim Bowness.|
|2011||Opeth||Heritage||Mixed by Steven Wilson|
|2012||Ian Anderson||Thick as a Brick 2||Mixing engineer|
|2012||Steve Hackett||Genesis Revisited II||Vocals on "Can-Utility and the Coastliners" and guitar on "Shadow of the Hierophant"|
|In the Court of the Crimson King
|In the Wake of Poseidon
|2011||In the Land of Grey and Pink|||
|Starless and Bible Black
|2012||Emerson, Lake & Palmer|||
|Larks' Tongues in Aspic
|Thick as a Brick|||
|2013||Close to the Edge
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