Offered for sale is a numbered, limited edition numbered white marbled vinyl pressing of the 2 LP set Lightbulb Sun by Porcupine Tree, issued in 2008 on Tonefloat records. This was the first pressing of this album on vinyl.
About this copy: This copy of Lightbulb Sun is the original 2008 numbered limited edition white marbled vinyl pressing of an LP that was originally released in 2000. While the album was released on compact disc in 2000, the album was not commercially released on vinyl until 2008.
This set was pressed on both black and white marbled vinyl; the colored vinyl vinyl editions were a numbered limited edition and sold out as preorders.
This copy is number 311 of 1000 copies, as indicated on the hype sticker attached to the shrink wrap.
The wrap is fully intact except for a small break in the lower right hand corner. The upper right hand corner has a small bend.
A beautiful copy of a terrific album.
Background: Lightbulb Sun, released in 2000, was the fifth studio album by Porcupine Tree. The album reached #161 on the UK charts, but did not chart in the U.S.
Some older fans looked askance at Lightbulb Sun, feeling it was verging on overt commercialism (and admittedly, the near power ballad solo on “Where We Would Be” is a bit odd!). Then again, given Wilson’s own explorations of avant-garde pop with No-Man, who’s to say why a slightly more radio-friendly stance can’t work? “Shesmovedon” may have been a single, but there’s no question who wrote and performed it — the elegant cascade of backing vocals on the chorus shows that much. Certainly Wilson hasn’t turned into Max Martin or anything — it’s still very much Porcupine Tree, in its lyrical turns of phrase and general sense of exploration.
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