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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  .
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
named in the booklet, although during their BBC Radio 1 Rock Show
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
DVD-A edition as a bonus feature.
"Anesthetize" was voted "Best track of 2007" by readers of the Dutch Progressive 5. "Way Out of Here"
Rock Page. 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.
Steven Wilson - vocals, guitar
Richard Barbieri - keyboards
Colin Edwin - bass
Gavin Harrison - drums
Alex Lifeson - guitar solo
John Wesley - backing vocals
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.
Lyrics at songmeanings.net