Arriving Somewhere...

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Arriving Somewhere...
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Video by Porcupine Tree
Released 21 August 2006
21 April 2008
Recorded Park West; Chicago, USA, October 2005
Genre Progressive rock, progressive metal
Length 101:48 (Show)
Label Snapper/Kscope
Director Lasse Hoile
Producer Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree
Porcupine Tree chronology
Arriving Somewhere
(2006)
Anesthetize
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Blogcritics Production & Production: (9/10)[1]
Record Collector 5/5 stars[2]
Sound and Vision Show: 4.5/5 stars
DVD Picture/Sound: 4.5/5 stars
Extras: 4/5 stars[3]

Arriving Somewhere... is the first live performance DVD by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. Disc one is a full show from the Deadwing tour filmed by "Studio M" with nine High Def cameras[4] at Park West, Chicago on 11 and 12 October 2005, edited by Lasse Hoile, with the soundtrack mixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound by Steven Wilson, and mastered by Darcy Proper. Disc two includes live performances on the German television show Rockpalast, a promotional video for "Lazarus", the live films used as the backdrop for three songs, Gavin Harrison's "Cymbal Song", and a photo gallery with over 100 images. The soundtrack to the DVD is available in FLAC and MP3 formats from the band's download store since April, 2007. This audio edition is in the top 10 of the "Top Albums of 2007" chart of Rate Your Music website.[5] The DVD was re-released under Kscope record label on 21 April 2008 the same day of the regular release for the DVD-A edition of Lightbulb Sun.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Revenant" – 3:04 (B-Side from Deadwing)
  2. "Open Car" – 4:46 (from Deadwing)
  3. "Blackest Eyes" – 4:41 (from In Absentia)
  4. "Lazarus" – 4:06 (from Deadwing)
  5. "Hatesong" – 9:14 (from Lightbulb Sun)
  6. "Don't Hate Me" – 8:38 (from Stupid Dream)
  7. "Mother and Child Divided" – 5:11 (B-Side from Deadwing)
  8. "Buying New Soul" – 7:17 (B-Side from Lightbulb Sun)
  9. "So-Called Friend" – 4:55 (B-Side from Deadwing)
  10. "Arriving Somewhere but Not Here" – 12:57 (from Deadwing)
  11. "Heartattack in a Lay-by" – 4:07 (from In Absentia)
  12. "Start of Something Beautiful" – 7:19 (from Deadwing)
  13. "Halo" – 6:42 (from Deadwing)
  14. "The Sound of Muzak" – 5:14 (from In Absentia)
  15. "Even Less" – 6:54 (from Stupid Dream)
  16. "Trains" – 7:18 (from In Absentia)
  17. End Credits (special alternate mix of "Mother and Child Divided") – 2:05

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Futile" from Rockpalast broadcast – 6:09 (B-Side from In Absentia)
  2. "Radioactive Toy" from Rockpalast broadcast – 5:59 (from On the Sunday of Life)
  3. "Lazarus" - promo clip directed by Lasse Hoile - 3:57
  4. "The Start of Something Beautiful" – live film directed by Przemyslaw Vshebor and Lasse Hoile - 7:10
  5. "Halo" – live film directed by Lasse Hoile - 5:54
  6. "Mother and Child Divided" – live film directed by Lasse Hoile - 4:56
  7. "Cymbal Song" by Gavin Harrison in stereo and 5.1 audio - 3:57
  8. Photo gallery with exclusive ambient music by Richard Barbieri+Steven Wilson - 9:21

Downloadable version[edit]

Soundtrack to the Arriving Somewhere... DVD, recorded at Park West, Chicago on 11–12 October 2005. Mixed by Steven Wilson at No Man's Land Studios, UK. Mastered by Darcy Proper at Galaxy Studios, Belgium.

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Revenant" – 3:04
  2. "Open Car" – 4:46
  3. "Blackest Eyes" – 4:41
  4. "Lazarus" – 4:06
  5. "Hatesong" – 9:14
  6. "Don't Hate Me" – 8:38
  7. "Mother and Child Divided" – 5:11
  8. "Buying New Soul" – 7:17
  9. "So Called Friend" – 4:55

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here" – 12:57
  2. "Heartattack in a Lay-by" – 4:07
  3. "Start of Something Beautiful" – 7:19
  4. "Halo" – 6:42
  5. "The Sound of Muzak" – 5:14
  6. "Even Less" – 6:54
  7. "Trains" – 7:18
  8. End Credits ("Mother and Child Divided") – 2:05

Performers[edit]

Reviews[edit]

The following are notes written by the press about the DVD and the shows in the context of the Deadwing and Arriving Somewhere DVD tours:

  • Time Out (19 May 2005) - "[Steve] Wilson has long demonstrated a knack for reconciling vintage influences with contemporary sounds, while never forgetting the strength of a solid hook... capable of soaring melodies and celestial harmonies"[7]
  • Daily Variety (6/14/2005) - "Porcupine Tree... delivered music that was opulent, aggressive, and occasionally haunting yet consistently pristine in the execution"[7]
  • New York Times (10/6/2006) - "Suitelike songs, complex meters, and epic ambitions"[8]
  • Boston Herald (10/7/2006) - "In front of a sold-out, intensely devoted crowd at the Berklee Performance Center Thursday night, the... quintet demonstrated its unique gift for shifting sound dynamics with a mind-bending two-hour performance."[8]
  • Sound and Vision (11/10/2006) - "When it comes to surround sound, Porcupine Tree is in a league by itself"[9]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
Billboard Comprehensive Music Videos #36[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roy, Paul (2011). "Music DVD Review: Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere... - Blogcritics Music". blogcritics.org. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kscope » Blog Archive » Porcupine Tree Live". kscopemusic.com. 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Mettler, Mike (2011). "Sound & Vision Magazine - Pink Floyd & Porcupine Tree". web.archive.org. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Studio M Live". Archived from the original on 20 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Rate Your Music - Top Albums of 2007". Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  6. ^ a b "Kscope » Blog Archive » Porcupine Tree Live". 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  7. ^ a b "Shore Fire - Press Release". 2006-09-13. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  8. ^ a b "Shore Fire - Press Release". 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  9. ^ "Sound and Vision Magazine - Pink Floyd & Porcupine Tree". Sound and Vision. Archived from the original on 2007-11-28. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  10. ^ "Billboard Comprehensive Music Videos - Arriving Somewhere". Billboard. 2006-10-28. Retrieved 2008-04-03. [dead link]