Steven John Wilson (born 3 November 1967) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. Currently a solo artist, he became known as the founder, lead guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter of the band Porcupine Tree, as well as being a member of several other bands.
Wilson is a self-taught composer, producer, audio engineer, guitar and keyboard player, and plays other instruments as needed, including bass guitar, autoharp, hammered dulcimer and flute. Despite being mainly associated with progressive rock, his influences and work have encompassed a diverse range of genres including psychedelia, pop, extreme metal, electronic and jazz, among others, shifting his musical direction through his albums. His concerts incorporate quadraphonic sound and elaborate visuals. He has also worked with artists such as Opeth, King Crimson, Pendulum, Jethro Tull, Andy Partridge, Yes, Marillion, Tears for Fears, Roxy Music and Anathema.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Wilson has made music prolifically and earned critical acclaim. His honours include four nominations for Grammy Awards, twice with Porcupine Tree, with his collaborative band Storm Corrosion and as a soloist on one occasion. In 2015, he received three awards at the Progressive Music Awards in London for his services to the genre, where he was crowned “the king of prog rock”. Nevertheless, his work has largely stayed away from mainstream music, and he has been described by publications such as The Daily Telegraph as “the most successful British artist you’ve never heard of”.
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STEVEN WILSON Index – The Art Of Steven Wilson’s Music (Scarce 2015 UK limited deluxe edition 240 Page hardback book by Lasse Hoile & Carl Glover, featuring 340 photographs with 178 previously unseen images, illustrating the visual side of his albums covering the period from Porcupine Tree’s 2002 album In Absentia right up to my most recent (and probably most visually ambitious) album Hand. Cannot. Erase., as well as his other projects no-man, Blackfield, IEM, Bass Communion, and Continuum. This edition was released to coincide with two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall on 28/29th September, cloth bound in the RAH colours of Red cover with gold embossed text. This example remains in a fantastic condition, and includes a postcard which has been signed by the photograph & authors Lasse Hoile & Carl Glover in a blue or black pen, along with a ticket stub for the shows on the 29th September)***Limited to only 800 copies***
I.E.M. Untitled (Complete IEM) (2010 Dutch limited edition Four CD box set. Incredible Expanding Mindfuck (known as I.E.M.) was a musical project by Steven Wilson, mainly influenced by Krautrock and experimental music from the 1960s &1970s. The project is almost entirely instrumental and largely improvised. This set contains every single note officially released, three albums and an EP, each disc in their own mini LP-style card wallet sleeve with inner, includes a 60-page booklet and housed within a hardback outer card picture slipcase. Although not sealed, this example remains in a ‘near as new’ condition)***Limited to only 2,000 copies Worldwide***
STEVEN WILSON Catalogue / Preserve / Amass (Autographed 2012 UK limited edition 7-track CD, recorded live during the 2011 European Tour, within a tri-fold digipak picture sleeve. These were only available directly via Headphone Dust, Steven Wilson’s official mail order. This example has been boldly signed on the front in black marker pen)***Limited to only 3,000 copies***
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND / VARIOUS Double Exposure (Ultra rare original 1987 UK 12-track private press double LP compilation album pressed in France by S.N.A., assembled by pre-Porcupine Tree Steven Wilson to promote various musical projects, including his own. Featuring the No Man Is An Island [soon to be shorted to No-Man] song Faith’s Last Doubt, an early attempt at a moody ballad, this was one of two tracks written & recorded in the very first session he worked with Tim Bowness together, this had a short pressing run and rumoured to be only 700 pressed, it was soon deleted after the release. Glossy picture sleeve with track details listed across the inside spread. The sleeve has a few minor signs of wear but has no rips or splits and, aside from some light paper scuffs, the vinyl is in excellent condition. We have play tested and can confirm there is very little lessening in sound quality, a very respectable copy of this now extremely hard to find pressing).
PORCUPINE TREE Anesthetize (2010 UK deluxe special limited edition 2-CD/DVD set with bonus Blu-Ray disc – recorded at ‘013’, Tilburg, The Netherlands on 15th and 16th October 2008. Presented in a red cover cloth bound hardback book with 120-page book featuring stunning full colour close-up concert photography of the band. This sumptuous package includes the concert film on both Blu-Ray and DVD with the blu-ray edition featuring bonus material available on the deluxe edition, with the entire 20-track live film soundtrack across 2 audio discs, featuring a bonus track not used in the film!)***Limited to only 1000 copies***
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- Porcupine Tree - The Delerium Years 1991-1997 - Sealed - UK - cd album box set - £129.99, $155.99, €145.59 (New Item) (arrived 18-Dec-2022 10:10)on February 8, 2023 at 5:09 am
PORCUPINE TREE The Delerium Years 1991-1997 (Sealed 2020 UK/EU Deluxe Edition THIRTEEN CD boxset which chronicles the evolution of Porcupine Tree, bringing together all their recordings issued by the Delerium label between 1992-97. Amongst the thirteen discs are remastered editions of the five full length albums [including two disc editions of The Sky Moves Sideways & Coma Divine] as well as 'Voyage 34: The Complete Trip', 'The Staircase Infinities' mini-album & 'Metanoia';two collections which were originally created for subscribers to the PT information service Transmission plus the newly compiled 9-track disc entitled 'The Sound Of No One Listening' which rounds up stray single & compilation tracks. The discs are lavishly housed in eleven fold-out card sleeves within a deluxe 13" x 13" x 2" heavyweight box designed by long-term collaborator Carl Glover, complete with a high quality 140-page hardback book in which the period is visually documented with rare photographs, other archive material & biographical notes by Stephen Humphries, expanded to include replicas of the full width original artwork for 'Signify' & an October 1995 tour poster! This immense collector's set remains factory sealed from new in the original hype stickered shrinkwrap, unopened & unplayed PTNK121CBX)
- Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning - Sealed - UK - Blu Ray - £29.99, $35.99, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 12-Dec-2022 10:03)on February 8, 2023 at 5:09 am
STEVEN WILSON Grace For Drowning (2011 UK Blu-Ray Disc which comprises the complete 12 track album in stereo + 5.1 surround sound, all at high resolution 96k/24 bit plus music videos for 'Remainder The Black Dog', 'Belle de Jour', 'Index', 'Track One' and 'Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye' [all directed by Lasse Hoile]; demo audio mixes for 'Sectarian', 'Deform To Form A Star', 'No Part Of Me', 'Remainder The Black Dog', 'Raider II', and 'Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye' and much more. The disc is UNPLAYED housed in the sealed custom case)
- Porcupine Tree - The Delerium Years 1991-1997 - Boxset - UK - box set - £129.99, $155.99, €145.59 (Back In Stock) (arrived 09-Dec-2022 10:27)on February 8, 2023 at 5:09 am
PORCUPINE TREE The Delerium Years 1991-1997 (2020 UK/EU Deluxe Edition THIRTEEN CD boxset which chronicles the evolution of Porcupine Tree, bringing together all of their recordings issued by the Delerium label between 1992-97. Amongst the thirteen discs are remastered editions of the five full length albums [including two disc editions of The Sky Moves Sideways & Coma Divine] as well as 'Voyage 34: The Complete Trip', 'The Staircase Infinities' mini-album and 'Metanoia'; two collections which were originally created for subscribers to the PT information service Transmission plus the newly compiled 9-track disc entitled 'The Sound Of No One Listening' which rounds up stray single and compilation tracks. The discs are nestled within eleven fold-out card sleeves and come housed within the 13" x 13" x 2" heavyweight lift-off lid box [designed by long-term collaborator Carl Glover] which shows minimal shelfwear but comes complete with the 140-page hard book in which the period is visually documented with rare photographs, other archive material and biographical liner notes by Stephen Humphries plus replicas of the full width original artwork for 'Signify' and an October 1995 tour poster!)
- No-Man - Love You To Bits - 180gm Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $29.99, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 23-Nov-2022 16:42)on February 8, 2023 at 5:09 am
NO-MAN Love You To Bits (2019 UK limited edition 180gm Heavyweight Vinyl LP - Comprising two connected five-part pieces, the album combines shimmering Pop and pulsating Electronica elements in fresh and surprising ways. Lyrically chronicling the aftermath of a relationship from different perspectives, Love You To Bits features poignant melodies, big beats and breathtaking solos that collide with ethereal textures and bold experiments to create the most dynamic and diverse no-man release to date. The vinyl is BRAND NEW & unplayed housed in the picture sleeve which remains sealed within its original shrinkwrap CAROL020LPS)
- Steven Wilson - Insurgentes - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $35.99, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 23-Nov-2022 14:16)on February 8, 2023 at 5:09 am
STEVEN WILSON Insurgentes (2009 UK/EU limited edition 14-track double vinyl LP, the full-length debut studio album from the legendary Porcupine Tree frontman, including the single Harmony Korine plus the four bonus recordings: Port Rubicon, Puncture Wound, Collecting Space and Insurgentes [Mexico]. The gatefold picture sleeve shows minimal shelfwear but comes with the picture / credit printed inners while the two vinyl discs look barely played)