Porcupine Tree - Finding Our Way Out
 
Album info
 
Length  : 116:27
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 15-12-2007
Track List
 
Finding Our Way Out (Disc 1) 51:03
01 Intro Tape 02:09
02 Fear Of A Blank Planet 07:34
03 What Happens Now? 07:49
04 The Sound Of Muzak 06:20
05 Lazarus 04:48
06 Anesthetize 17:33
07 Open Car 04:50
Finding Our Way Out (Disc 2) 65:24
01 Dark Matter 08:47
02 Blackest Eyes 05:15
03 Hatesong 09:46
04 A Smart Kid 05:51
05 Way Out Of Here 07:44
06 Sleep Together 07:28
07 Crowd 02:58
08 Waiting (Phase One) 05:28
09 Trains 06:08
10 Halo 05:59

Notes
Recorded at the Icehall, Helsinki, Finland. Very good audience recording.


From the info file:

Band: Porcupine Tree
Title: Finding Our Way Out
Date: December 15th 2007
City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue: Icehall

Taper: Borlag
Lineage: Church Audio STC-11 > ST-9100 > Edirol R-09 (24Bit/48KHz) > USB 2.0 > WAV > mastering > R8Brain (dithering & downsampling to 16/44.1) > CDwave (tracking) > TLH > FLAC lvl6

Disc 1:
01 - Intro tape
02 - Fear Of A Blank Planet
03 - What Happens Now?
04 - The Sound Of Muzak
05 - Lazarus
06 - Anesthetize
07 - Open Car

Disc 2:
01 - Dark Matter
02 - Blackest Eyes
03 - Hatesong
04 - A Smart Kid
05 - Way Out Of Here
06 - Sleep Together
07 - crowd
08 - Waiting (Phase One)
09 - Trains
10 - Halo

Show notes:
This was the second last show of the tour and also the very first non-festival Porcupine Tree show in Finland. Possibly directly because of this, What Happens Now? was the only Nil Recurring track that was played. The show was originally planned to happen at House Of Culture which is another venue in Helsinki that fits roughly 1800 people, but due to extremely high demand it was changed to Icehall which normally fits roughly 8000. However Wilson wanted the show to have somewhat more intimate setting and only about 3500 tickets were put on sale for the show and the stage was moved closer to the center of the venue. Needless to say, the show was sold out in an hour after the new tickets came on sale. The opening act was a Finnish psychedelic and instrumental prog rock band Hidria Spacefolk, which was also taped.

It looked like Gavin was having a bit off night however, he seemed pissed off at times and even broke one of the cymbals during the show. Despite this his performance was still top notch.

Recording notes:
Recorded right in front of the soundboard, leaning against the fence. I suppose I could say that I was lucky in that I had practically no one right in front of me blocking the sound or causing phasing by moving in front of me. On the left of me (audible on the right channel mostly because of the way the clips are on my mics) there was one guy whos clapping is pretty loud at times, most notably during the beginning of Trains, and that had to be dampened down a bit by hard limiting it to level closer to the music. Apart from this, nothing else was done to it, not even equalization simply because it sounded so damn good as it were and I didn't want to ruin it.

Generally I don't want to give any grades for my own recordings, but I believe it's fairly safe to say that this does belong amongst the best recordings of the tour. As a sidenote, this was also the 50th show that I recorded, and the first Porcupine Tree show I ever saw. Definitely wont be the last one.

The title is simply because I have reasons to believe there was at least two other tapers, this was the second last show, so that was the 'inspiration' for it. Considered 'Fear Of Those Damn Pills' as a title but thought it'd be too cheesy title.

- Borlag on December 16th 2007