|Re-release of remastered CD from 1995 on the Transmission label
Format: CD / Cat No: TRANSM181CD / Released: 15/10/2021
Track Listing: CD 1: The Sky Moves Sideways (phase one) (18:39) / Dislocated Day (5:24) / The Moon Touches Your Shoulder (5:40) / Prepare Yourself (1:58) / The Sky Moves Sideways (phase two) (16:48)
CD 2: The Sky Moves Sideways (alternate version) (34:37) / Stars Die (5:01) / Moonloop (improvisation) (16:18) / Moonloop (coda) (4:52)
More information: The Sky Moves Sideways is regarded by many fans as one of Porcupine Tree's finest releases and a cornerstone of any Porcupine Tree collection. Recorded partly as a Steven Wilson solo project and partly as a full band album, The Sky Moves Sideways is a diverse experimental rock release spanning space rock and progressive rock styles with long guitar led, instrumental sections.
This edition is expanded into an epic double CD. The first CD is the original album as conceived for vinyl but with real drums replacing the sampled drums on Dislocated Day and Moon Touches Your Shoulder. The second CD includes an alternate version of the title track that contains music that was eventually cut from the final album version, as well as different lyrics. It also contains EP tracks Stars Die and Moonloop (the edit presented here is a hybrid which contains all of the music from all of the previously versions and runs to 21 minutes).