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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