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Steve Wilson - music, lyrics, vocals, guitars, keyboards Richard Barbieri - synthesizers Colin Edwin - bass Chris Maitland - drums Arranged by the band.
For some reason the most Prog-reviewers on the Web describes "The Sky Moves Sideways" as undoubtedly the best Porcupine's album, and even an absolutely masterpiece, of course, not within their discography only, but in general. Whereas this one so obviously influenced by Pink Floyd that much more resembled to them circa "Wish You Were Here", than Steve Wilson's creationand. So, I'm disappoited in it. This one is a good copy of Pink Floyd, so, it is not original, on the whole, unlike it predecessor and the folIowing album. I myself undoubtedly more like even "Up the Downstair", which is quite can be compared to their brilliant "Signify" with the (original) stylistics, but not with the quality of composition, arrangements and performance of course. So, regarding to the most important (the main!) elements are necessary to create an excellent Prog work it far not compared with "Signify" and be rated equal their true masterpiece, though these comparisons are the favourite for people considered Porcupine Tree and their works (with corresponding rating that simply equalized these so different in quality albums, but all such an opinions voiced, that's most important, for Prog-readers are equalized so different things in their minds. So, "Signify" contains an unique blend of Sympho-Prog, Prog-Metal, and Prog-Fusion elements together! For the first time I hear from them so many and such fanciful unexpected outbursts of emotions after the some minutes of "philosophy" or almost silence! With "Signify" Porcupine Tree became Huge (the continue of this theme is in Detailed Review on Ozrics' "Strangeitudes" (see "O" section). It was released on more "psych" than Progressive "Delerium" label, but this year Porcupine Tree left it.
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