"GET ALL YOU DESERVE"
For someone who is still, from many perspectives, pretty much unknown to most people, Steven Wilson gets an awful lot of press. From his work with Porcupine Tree to his various remastering projects (King Crimson, Jehtro Tull, Emerson Lake & Palmer), not to mention the various side projects (Bass Communion, Blackfield, Storm Corrosion), the extremely prolific Wilson has been nominated for four Grammy awards.
A DVD and CD chronicle of the tour supporting Wilson’s second solo album, Get All You Deserve is a change of pace from the progressive leaning of his day job, sounding more like a jazz / fusion band.
Wilson brought in hired guns, all amazing players, to bring his music to life, a mixture of laid back tunes, songs where all hell breaks loose, and of course songs that fall somewhere in the middle. Slow, dark and ambient with occasional up tempo jazzy pieces,
Wilson’s music uses textures and atmosphere to create a mood, and this band does a good job of recreating it in front of an enthusiastic crowd, at times lightening the music’s apathy and darkness by injecting their own personality.
In the end, while the performance is excellent, at two hours it’s a little long. Beautfully produced and filmed, but not exactly a visual thrill ride. It’s worth it to spring for the deluxe edition with the CD's, as I think listeners are more likely to revisit the CD’s before the DVD.
GET ALL YOU DESERVE trailer