|Steven Wilson||Sound Mixer|
British progressive rock outfit Porcupine Tree travels westward for a 2005 performance at Chicago's Park West, and the cameras roll to catch all of the action as the band blasts through a sixteen song set list featuring "Halo," "Don't Hate Me," "Lazarus," and "Blackest Eyes."
I'm highly critical of most music groups, even the ones I love, but I can't find a single thing to complain about when it comes to PT. Having seen them live, I can say that this DVD is a fantastic example of what this group of musicians are capable of. Their musicality rivals any other group out there, and the visuals are stunning. The set includes some songs that may be unknown to fans on the DVD. Of course, most of the material comes from In Absentia and Deadwing,and tthe live interpretations of these songs are filled with energy and innovation, making the performance even more engrossing. It is hard to imagine what this band would do with the budget of Tool, NIN, or any of the other great live acts, but if I had to choose between any other group and Porcupine Tree, PT wins every time.