|Porcupine Tree - Georg-Elser-Halle, Munich, Germany|
|Recorded at the Georg Elser Halle, Munich, Germany. Excellent audience recording.
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Venue: Georg Elser Halle, Munich, Germany
Date: 14 November 2007
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Sound Quality: A+ (for audience)
Position: center, 10m from Stage
01 Fear of a Blank Planet
02 What Happens Now?
03 Lightbulb Sun
05 Cheating The Polygraph
07 Open Car
08 Dark Matter
09 Nil Recurring
10 Half Light
11 Way Ouf of Here
12 Sleep Together
13 Waiting (Phase One)
Running Time: about 2 hours
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Second show of my three show trip, second time I have seen them in this location and it was a brillinat show again. The band was on fire again, Steven Wilson has really grown into a charismatic frontman over the years. Gavin is an out of this world drummer, tight, technical yet still groovy to the wazoo. And I really appreciate that John Wesley is always trying to play something new in his solo parts. A great moment happened during Trains when Richard does some piano thing and the whole band throws smiles around with Steven grinning while singing. This scene repeats itself during Halo when Colin 'slaps' on the bass and you can clearly hear Steven is smiling while he is singing the next words. Fun stuff, things you look for in a live performance :) Another fun thing was Steven's game before Trains when he asks 'What do you want to hear?' and everybody is shouting out titles. One guy chose a particularly old track and Steven was going 'What? Linton Samuel Dawson?...I think we'll do Trains, thank you.'
The sound in the venue was very good, its actually a very wide but not very long venue so you get to stand really close to the stage. The advantage of this is that everything sounds very clear and not distant. The crowd was very respectful up until the encores when people starting to sign and shout along (which of course is fine). I think this beats the London recording and most certainly the Vienna recording I did the day after. Enjoy!