Porcupine Tree - '4 Chords That Made A Million'

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Snapper
Catalog Number: SMASCD111
Format: CD
Total Time: 12:25:00

This "regular" CD single sports two extra songs penned by Steve Wilson. "Disappear" is based on acoustic guitar on top of which Steve has placed some electric Gilmour-like guitar, REM-like vocals, restrained drums and yet more mellotron.

"In Formaldehyde" sees Steve play with all the toys in his studio whether it's the various effects he can put on his guitar (thus obviously the Gilmour sound) or the various guises for his voice. Towards the end you can clearly hear Steve is still searching for the right lead, sometimes halting for a mere second to listen to what's already recorded.

In addition, there is a special numbered limited edition (2000 copies) (SMASXCD111) that includes "4 Chords That Made A Million" and "Even Less" (original 16 min. long Steve Wilson demo) and a 7" vinyl (SMAS7111) numbered limited edition (1000 copies) that includes "4 Chords That Made A Million" and "Orchidia" (instrumental)

4 Chords That Make A Million (3:37) / Disappear (3:39) / In Formaldehyde (5:09)

Steve Wilson - vocals, guitars
Richard Barbieri - keyboards
Chris Maitland - drums
Colin Edwin - bass

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Voyage 34 - The Complete Trip (2000/2004/2005
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Lightbulb Sun (2000/2008)
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Nil Recurring (2008)
The Incident (2009)

Arriving Somewhere... (DVD) (2006)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: September 11th 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

Artist website: www.porcupinetree.com
Hits: 1013
Language: english


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