Wilson Sunday: Porcupine Tree Plays “Moonloop” in South Shields, 15.05.1996.

Wilson Sunday focuses and explores the work of progressive rock guru Steven Wilson.

The date is May 15th, 1996. Porcupine Tree went to South Shields’ Cellar Bar and performed a set comprised of nine tunes. Moonloop was the part of almost every setlist the band played around that time, and I’ve chosen this version from the Cellar Bar, as it felt  the most emotional, showcasing great cohesion between the members.

Same as with their ten days later gig at the Canterbury’s Penny Theatre, the line-up included Steven Wilson on guitar and vocals, Richard Barbieri on keyboards and synths, Colin Edwin on bass and Chris Maitland on drums.

Porcupine Tree in 1996

Porcupine Tree in 1996: Steven Wilson, Colin Edwin, Chris Maitland & Richard Barbieri

Full tracklist from this gig is:

01. Idiot Prayer
02. The Sky Moves Sideways
03. Waiting
04. The Nostalgia Factory
05. Moonloop
06. The Moon Touches Your Shoulders Always Never
07. Signify
08. Up the Downstair
09. Radioactive Toy

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Check previous Wilson Sunday posts here.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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