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Porcupine Tree — Buying New Soul (Live)
Album: Arriving Somewhere...
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Released: 2006
Length: 7:11
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Dried up, a guitar upon my knee
I should have sold out when the devil came for me
Dig a hole and throw it out to sea
Break the code, how happy I could be

I still wave at the dots on the shore
And I still beat my head against the wall
I still rage and wage my little war
I'm a shade and easy to ignore

White wall, I had to paint a door
I always find that I've been through it before
Close it up and throw away the key
Break the code, how happy I could be

I still wave at the dots on the shore
And I still beat my head against the wall
I still rage and wage my little war
I'm a shade and easy to ignore

I woke up and I had a big idea
To buy a new soul at the start of every year
I paid up and it cost me pretty dear
Here's a hymn to those that disappear

I still wave at the dots on the shore
I still beat my head against the wall
I still rage and wage my little war
I'm a shade and easy to ignore

I'm a shade and easy to ignore
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 LowPhreak wrote:

Maybe because Marillion generally stinks.  {#Razz}

 
Marillion with Fish was the greatest. Fish and Marillion belong together.
Incredible drumming.
I know that Steve is the master mind behind PT.   But I must say they are all very disciplined, and  talented. 
Their live stuff sound better then allot of studio stuff others have put out. 
Had the house to myself last night and put this DVD on.

It always makes me feel good. 
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
Very Talk Talk-y.  That means good....  

 
Very Porcupine Tree.  That means good too...
Blimey.  Goosebumps from that guitar solo.  Thanks RP.
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
Very Talk Talk-y.  That means good....  

 
This. Love Talk Talk. Love these guys.
Vocals seem thin. Live cuts best heard live.
 TreborG2 wrote:
I just love that you can hear a little something, even a cord or two, and go.. OH THAT's Porcupine Tree :) up the volume :)
  ...indeed!..
 TJS wrote:


I uploaded a few Marillion songs and Bill shot them down immediately.  I don't think he likes them.

 
Maybe because Marillion generally stinks.  {#Razz}
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
Very Talk Talk-y.  That means good....  

 
I'll second that.  
Very Talk Talk-y.  That means good....  
Damn fine song again by PT.  This should be played on RP more often.
I just love that you can hear a little something, even a cord or two, and go.. OH THAT's Porcupine Tree :) up the volume :)
 {#Guitarist}martinc wrote:
Guitar solo stood out, nice

 


 westslope wrote:

Is this another song about the music biz?

 

horstmann:  Got the Anaesthetize DVD.  Wow!  What an amazing concert.

 

Thinking of Buying New Soul ....  doesn't PT do acoustic guitars and synthesizers better than just about anybody else?

 

Since (the real) Genesis retired...           {#Sunny}
/Hugs Slope!!
Get the new SW "Get All You Deserve" DVD. It's fantastic! I've been watching it about once a day since I bought it.
I missed all you guys!          {#Jump} 
       
 ski19570 wrote:
Still wondering why Bill doesn't scan the Fish collection a bit more than he does. Thought the thriteenth star had some great songs on it.. Good old Derick Dick..
 

I uploaded a few Marillion songs and Bill shot them down immediately.  I don't think he likes them.

Is this another song about the music biz?

 

horstmann:  Got the Anaesthetize DVD.  Wow!  What an amazing concert.

 

Thinking of Buying New Soul ....  doesn't PT do acoustic guitars and synthesizers better than just about anybody else?


Oh yes, I agree ... these guys are really superb musicians ... what a pleasure ...
 mistabird wrote:
  Ohh man  ist genial  Habe diese DVD  ist grandios  mehr als 10  !!!
 
My thoughts exactly, Mistabird!
  Ohh man  ist genial  Habe diese DVD  ist grandios  mehr als 10  !!!
sweet and soothing. i love it
While this live version is good, the studio version (available on Recordings) is even better.
Still wondering why Bill doesn't scan the Fish collection a bit more than he does. Thought the thriteenth star had some great songs on it.. Good old Derick Dick..

Your Kidding me..  I totally forgot about Blackfield coming into town tonight. Got to love whatever Mr. Wilson does..  Great band the tree is..


 Cachatons wrote:

Hey CC, Blackfield is in San Fran tonight - Steven Wilson's side project.

 
Oh man, how I'd love to be there!  I really need to keep better tabs on Mr. Wilson. :)

 ChicoCyclist wrote:

Absolutely LOVE this DVD!  I bought a new 55" LED and it's become an almost nightly ritual to watch either this or the Anesthetize BluRay.  What a great band...looking forward to seeing them live at some point.
 
Hey CC, Blackfield is in San Fran tonight - Steven Wilson's side project.

 trissi wrote:
A new band to me. Diggin' 'em!
 
Welcome home, time traveller! )

A new band to me. Diggin' 'em!
This is as good or better than the studio version. 

Absolutely LOVE this DVD!  I bought a new 55" LED and it's become an almost nightly ritual to watch either this or the Anesthetize BluRay.  What a great band...looking forward to seeing them live at some point.
amazing wonderful i like it
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
First listen. It's been said below, but bears repeating. I was introduced to this band here on RP. Haven't heard a single song that dipped into the "bleh" category. I'm in my 50s, and at times, it gets a little loud and zany for me; but overall, PT's sound is captivating.
 
What amazed me as I looked around the audience at a PT show was the age spectrum.  From early teens to the 'older' crowd like ourselves, and everything in between. 
very nice!!!
Nice!!
First listen. It's been said below, but bears repeating. I was introduced to this band here on RP. Haven't heard a single song that dipped into the "bleh" category. I'm in my 50s, and at times, it gets a little loud and zany for me; but overall, PT's sound is captivating.
 Stingray wrote:
GOD IS A PORCUPINE

or

Tree is an Astronaut?
 
Porcupine Astronaut is a Tree God.
 zaknafein wrote:

I've seen them once at the Vic in 2003, and 3 (possibly 4, I can't remember) times at Park West. Park West was a better venue by far IMO...

 
And now after seeing the Riv show and the Vic show for this tour I can definitively say I think you are right. The sound in the Riv was the least impressive of the three venues IMO.

But these guys could play in a steel shed and it would still be fantastic.

GOD IS A PORCUPINE

or

Tree is an Astronaut?
 horstman wrote:

They did this as the second song on the second set, right after the Start of Something Beautiful. It was a very moving piece of music. Steven really loves to play the acoustic guitar and integrate into their sound. And Richard Barbieri's synthesizers added so much to the abiance of the song.

Great concert. Can't wait to go again but I feel it will be another couple of years before that happens.

Unless I go to Radio City this fall.

 
This was fantastic live this fall. It wasn't in the set for their return this spring. 

Radio City?! Just what I need, another way to spend money...

 gatorade wrote:
I haven't heard a bad song from this band. Keep on impressing me.
 

Ditto, never heard this either...
Becoming one of my favorite bands.
 buddy wrote:
I saw them do  this live and was incredible.  The whole show was.
 
They did this as the second song on the second set, right after the Start of Something Beautiful. It was a very moving piece of music. Steven really loves to play the acoustic guitar and integrate into their sound. And Richard Barbieri's synthesizers added so much to the abiance of the song.

Great concert. Can't wait to go again but I feel it will be another couple of years before that happens.

Unless I go to Radio City this fall.

 buddy wrote:
I saw them do  this live and was incredible.  The whole show was.
 
{#Yes}

{#Bananajam}

Cool that RP is playing live cuts from this DVD. PT's performance of "Even Less" is just incredible.

They have a new DVD in the can. Looking forward to that coming out.
 westslope wrote:
What are the live CDs to buy?   Are there any live PT CDs that are best avoided?
 

Hiya Slope!{#Wave}

Coma Divine is live from Rome for early PT from the Signify era I think and it has the older drummer on it. It is a really nice album. And you can download this Album "Arriving Somewhere" as a flac file and then upconvert it to .wav files and burn to a CD. Burning shed also has Rock Palast which was recorded on November 19th, 2005 - Deadwing Tour. Another awesome recording if I say so myself. "We Lost the Skyline" is Steven by himself on acoustic and electric guitars at a record store in Orlando Florida. John Wesley also accompanies him on a few of the songs. This is a short 8 song cd and has Steven being very funny and talking to the crowd.

Go to burningshed.com and spend lots of money!

I have all of these albums and they all offer different glimpses of this band.

Peace


What are the live CDs to buy?   Are there any live PT CDs that are best avoided?
I haven't heard a bad song from this band. Keep on impressing me.
This is a great DVD. I got H1N1 last week and sat and listened to this in a terminal, fever high and it brought back the adventure of going to Boston last month and Albany a couple of years ago. Such a great band in concert. Probably more fun to see live and listen to them than their works in the studio.

Few bands can do that to the level that this band can.
12 days and Counting down to 9/21/09 House of Blues show Arriving Cleveland but not here {#Smile}
Guitar solo stood out, nice
October 30. Nuremberg. Porcupine Tree live. This will be great!

I hope to meet the cool PT-Freaks from Ireland I met in London last autumn. If you read this, mates - post a comment! I am the guy from Germany... ;-) 
 robco1 wrote:

Yeah, it will be interesting to see how the Vic compares to Park West.

 
I've seen them once at the Vic in 2003, and 3 (possibly 4, I can't remember) times at Park West. Park West was a better venue by far IMO...

Wow.

I knew IMMEDITELY, not from the music, but from the crowd noise, that this was the version of Buying New Soul from Arriving Somewhere....

Maybe I've listened to this concert once or twice.

Oh, and I was there for the taping too. :)
Deadwing wrote:
I've got tickets for the Sept. 21st show at the Cleveland House of Blues {#Cheers} Already excited!!!

{#Clap} Enjoy!

newwavegurly wrote:
I just can't quite make up my mind about these guys. Sometimes I like them, sometimes I find them rather lukewarm. Perhaps it has more to do with the mood I'm in when I hear them as opposed to their music?

Well, with the creative range this band has shown over the years, you can probably find another song/album to better fit your mood when any particular song isn't striking you the right way.

A lot of the music Bill plays strikes me that way. I think that is a good thing . . . complex flavors and acquired tastes usually satisfy longer than simple "fast-food" flavors that I like right away but don't have much "finish." (Did I beat that metaphor to death, or did I see a twitch of life still?)

I've got tickets for the Sept. 21st show at the Cleveland House of Blues   {#Cheers}  Already excited!!!
UltraNurd wrote:
Neeeeeeeed to see them live.
{#Yes} Beg. Borrow. Don't steal; that's not nice. But get ye to a PT show! You will not regret it . . .


I just can't quite make up my mind about these guys. Sometimes I like them, sometimes I find them rather lukewarm. Perhaps it has more to do with the mood I'm in when I hear them as opposed to their music?
hedgie wrote:
these 2 shows were at the Park West in Chicago, a great venue and I appreciate that PT returns there often

Yeah, it will be interesting to see how the Vic compares to Park West.

{#Wave}if they would only come down to Southern Cal.

Neeeeeeeed to see them live.
 Pyro wrote: 
Yeah!  Terrestrial radio is really sad.  I've heard so much stuff on RP that I wouldn't have had the chance to hear otherwise.
Thanks, RP, for enlightening me to the music that's out there!

Pyro wrote:
{#Dancingbanana_2}

What a great set, BillG!!!

Porcupine Tree - Buying New Soul (Live)
Notting Hillbillies - Your Own Sweet Way
Patty Griffin - Mad Mission

Take THAT terrestrial radio!


these 2 shows were at the Park West in Chicago, a great venue and I appreciate that PT returns there often
Cool!   Have the studio instrumental version, but don't have this live version.  

 keller1 wrote:


Seconded.

Gavin Harrison is one of the best rock drummers I've ever seen.
 
Thirded - He is truly amazing.  I've seen and heard many rock drummers, but this guy is one of the best.

 nate917 wrote:
Strongly advise you to get your comments in now before the moderators get here.  After that, comments will be appropriately scrutinized for cultural awareness, or lack thereof.

 
Thanks Nate!

Nice to see something new added   {#Cheers}
 TexasAggies wrote:
Yes! This is one excellent live DVD, I urge you to pick it up. {#Music}
 

Seconded.

Gavin Harrison is one of the best rock drummers I've ever seen.
Strongly advise you to get your comments in now before the moderators get here.  After that, comments will be appropriately scrutinized for cultural awareness, or lack thereof.

I love Porcupine Tree but this was like an REM song, voice and all.  Yuck!
LOVE the cover art.

LOTS of new songs today!  Thanks Bill.

Really great music from Porcoupine Tree


It's an awesome DVD. Be certain to buy the 5.1 Surround Sound version if you've got the equipment. It's fanfreakintastic!!
Porcupine Tree....they are amazing. No need to say more.

{#Good-vibes}
Yes! This is one excellent live DVD, I urge you to pick it up. {#Music}