"A dreamy, tranquil & heavily atmospheric effort" - Record Collector
‘The Sky Moves Sideways’ is the third studio album by Porcupine Tree, first released in February 1995. It‘s the first Porcupine Tree album to be released in the US (albeit with an altered track list), & the first on which Porcupine Tree was a band rather than simply a pseudonym for Steven Wilson.
Regarded by many fans as one of Porcupine Tree‘s finest releases & a cornerstone of any Porcupine Tree collection, the album was recorded partly as a Steven Wilson solo project & partly as a full band album, ‘The Sky Moves Sideways’ is a diverse experimental rock release spanning space rock & progressive rock styles with long guitar led, instrumental sections.
The album is now being re-printed in a gatefold sleeve & presented with Steven Wilson’s sonically superb 2017 remasters first heard in the ‘Delerium Years’ box set. Disc 1 is the original album as conceived for vinyl. Disc 2 includes an alternative version of the title track containing music that was eventually cut from the original album version, as well as different lyrics. It also contains EP tracks ‘Stars Die‘ & ‘Moonloop‘ (the edit presented here is a hybrid which contains all the music from all the previous versions & runs to 22 minutes).
Porcupine Tree are currently gearing up for the release of their new album ‘Closure / Continuation’, marking another step forward in the incredible journey of the band that began as a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a multi-Grammy nominated act & one of the world’s most revered live bands, selling out arenas across the globe & wowing fans with their incredible performances.