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   This article is about the song Anesthetize. For the live album, see Anesthetize (video).
"Anesthetize" is a Porcupine Tree song. It is the third track on the 2007 album
Fear of a Blank Planet. It is the longest song on this album, clocking in at 17:42,                           "Anesthetize"
making Fear of a Blank Planet the studio album containing the longest                          Song by Porcupine Tree from the album
composition since 1995's The Sky Moves Sideways (not counting Voyage 34                                Fear of a Blank Planet

(Phase III) in Voyage 34: The Complete Trip since it is a compilation album).                 Released          April 16, 2007
                                                                                                                April 24, 2007
Steven Wilson wrote "Anesthetize", along with the rest of the "Fear of a Blank
                                                                                                                April 25, 2007
Planet" album, during February 2006 in Tel Aviv. At the time he was working on
                                                                                                                May 1, 2007
the second Blackfield album [1] .
                                                                                              Recorded October - December 2006
The song can be split into three sections, and in the album booklet, asterisk
                                                                                              Genre      Progressive metal, Progressive
markings separate the lyrics to each of the sections. These sections are not
                                                                                                         rock
named in the booklet, although during their BBC Radio 1 Rock Show
                                                                                              Length     17:42
performance, Gavin Harrison revealed that part two is called "The Pills I'm
Taking". The song "What Happens Now?" from Nil Recurring EP uses a sample                     Writer     Steven Wilson
of the opening riff from this second movement.                                                    Fear of a Blank Planet track listing
The song's first section features a guitar solo by Alex Lifeson of Rush.                          1. "Fear of a Blank Planet"
                                                                                                  2. "My Ashes"
The full-length live projection for this song comes on the Fear of a Blank Planet
                                                                                                  3. "Anesthetize"
DVD-A edition as a bonus feature.
                                                                                                  4. "Sentimental"
"Anesthetize" was voted "Best track of 2007" by readers of the Dutch Progressive                  5. "Way Out of Here"
Rock Page.[2]                                                                                     6. "Sleep Together"

Anesthetize is also the name of the live DVD/Blu-ray from the Fear of a Blank
Planet-tour, released in April 2010.

Personnel
   Steven Wilson - vocals, guitar
   Richard Barbieri - keyboards
   Colin Edwin - bass
   Gavin Harrison - drums
   Alex Lifeson - guitar solo
   John Wesley - backing vocals

References
   1. ^ "Alternative-Zine.com - Interviews - Porcupine Tree lead guitarist/singer/songwriter Steven Wilson"    . Archived     from the original
      on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-26.
   2. ^ "DPRPoll 2007 Results" . Archived from the original on 2 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-05.

External links
   Lyrics at songmeanings.net


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