[News] Porcupine Tree release official live album “Coma​:​Coda (Rome 1997)”

Further selections recorded at the Frontiera Club, Rome in March 1997 for the Coma Divine live album. 

When Porcupine Tree made their first official live album, they decided to record their 3 night stand at Rome’s Frontiera club in order to capture as much repertoire as possible. The original live album was almost entirely drawn from the third and final night, but this new selection of material comes from the second night. As well as alternate versions of Signify, Dislocated Day (incomplete but fun because of an impromptu drum solo!), and Radioactive Toy, this selection includes several songs that were not chosen to be on Coma Divine. Most notable among these is an unreleased group composition Cryogenics that was prepared especially for the concert recording, but didn’t make the cut and was subsequently never played again by the band. 

Note that the original Coma Divine album was subject to a fair amount of repairs and overdubs to bring it up to a high audio standard. These new selections are exactly as recorded on the night so there are some technical and performance shortcomings which we hope won’t spoil your listening enjoyment!

credits

released May 7, 2020 

Recorded at the Frontiera, Rome, Italy on 26th March 1997. 

Richard Barbieri – synthesizers and keyboards 
Colin Edwin – bass 
Chris Maitland – drums and backing vocals 
Steven Wilson – guitar and vocals 

Recorded by Chris Thorpe. Restored and mixed in 2020. 
Audio Resolution – 48k/24bit 

Artwork by Lasse Hoile

Tracklist

1. Intro/Signify (Rome) 07:10
2. Cryogenics/Dark Matter (Rome) 10:45
3. Idiot Prayer (Rome) 07:29
4. Nine Cats (Rome) 03:44
5. Every Home is Wired (Rome) 03:03
6. Dislocated Day (incomplete) (Rome) 03:37
7. Radioactive Toy (Rome) 13:27
8. Voyage 34 Phase II (Rome) 15:49

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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