Porcupine Tree - HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
Album info
Length  : 113:42
Format  : DVD
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 09-10-2009
Track List
01 Menus 02:39
02 Main Movie 60:00
03 Main Movie (Cont.) 51:03

Recorded at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK. Very good audience recording.

From the info file:

Porcupine Tree
HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
October 9th 2009.

Un-authored (no chaptering at all)
1hr 51min approx

Whilst filmed from the floor, the capture quality here is clear and colourful with mostly good sound. The filmer was obstructed off and on for the whole show, ducking and diving from security, so consequently there are places where you see nothing - in fact the first four minutes or so you see little, but from there on it gets considerably better. Essentially we see mostly Steven, Wes, and Richard - Colin and Gavin are only in a few scenes due to the available shooting angles for the filmer.

This is the only video I've seen (though maybe others are out there) from the 2009 'THE INCIDENT' tour, and it is almost complete. It cuts in at the ambient section of 'Blind House', but from there on it has the entire 'Incident' set. The second set is missing a few seconds of the opening of 'Start of Something Beautiful', cuts sharp right after the closing note of 'Normal' and the first minute or so of 'Bonnie The Cat' is missing. The first encore, 'Sound of Muzak', is complete, though only the very end of the closer, 'Trains', is present from just after where Steven introduces the band members.

So, generally speaking, I'd rate it about a B+ or so for completeness and therefore watchability, although for the collector it is well worth having; at least I think so. The actual quality when the camera is on target is spot on, and I suspect that in the hands of a skilled video editor with access to a few good quality 'source materials' (photos, copies of PT's backing films, a complete audio soundtrack from the night to bridge the gaps, etc) that this could be turned into something quite special.

Many thanks to the person who went through all this hassle so we could get a recording of this concert. It must be hard to really enjoy a show whilst recording, let alone hiding from an active security team looking out for people doing just this; so thanks a lot. Great effort and
much appreciated.

Cover art by NOVAK.

Filmer details and lineage unknown. Was handed to me by a good friend who obtained it from a third party, so doubt I'll ever find out any more info'. But hey, you don't look gift horses in their mouths!!!

Set 1: 'The Incident'

1. The Blind House (from ambient section onward)
2. Great Expectations
3. Kneel and Disconnect
4. Drawing the Line
5. The Incident
6. Your Unpleasant Family
7. The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train
8. Time Flies
9. Degree Zero of Liberty
10. Octane Twisted
11. The Seance
12. Circle of Manias
13. I Drive the Hearse


Set 2:

14. The Start of Something Beautiful (first few bars missing)
15. Russia On Ice (first half) /
16. The Pills I'm Taking (Anesthetize middle section)
17. Lazarus
18. Strip the Soul/
19. .3
20. Normal (cuts right on last chord)
21. Bonnie The Cat (First minute or so missing)
22. The Sound of Muzak
23. Trains (end section from just after band introductions only)