The progressive rockers who emerged in the '90s and 2000s ranged from time-warped artists who faithfully emulated the prog explorers of the '60s and '70s to artists who combined prog rock with '90s/2000s alternative rock and were not oblivious to life in a post-Nevermind world. This best-of collection, which spans 1999-2008, makes it clear that the Pineapple Thief falls into the latter category; founder/leader Bruce Soord appreciates Pink Floyd's classic '70s albums, but the fact that he enjoys Wish You Were Here and Dark Side of the Moon doesn't make him any less appreciative of Nirvana, Radiohead, or melodic industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails…
Your Wilderness is the eleventh studio album by British alternative rock band The Pineapple Thief. The album features several known guest musicians, including Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), John Helliwell (Supertramp), and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan).
"Tightly Unwound" is the seventh studio album by The Pineapple Thief, and their first album released by Kscope, since all previous Pineapple Thief releases were published by Cyclops Records. The album eventually reached number three in "Prog Archives' Members Albums of the Year" chart.
The eagerly anticipated 5th album from The Pineapple Thief is at last with us and the quality of the album more than justifies the wait. This is a stunning set of songs that exemplifies the melodious quality of the arrangements and performance of the main songwriter Bruce Soord. Although the album is a little heavier in places than the last album, “10 Stories Down”, it is still instantly recognisable for its trademark sonic canvases of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals, once again supplemented by some great violin.
The long anticipated new Pineapple Thief album 10 Stories Down is now due. This stunning set of new songs that is easily the best produced by the band to date. Lush arrangements sit alongside the traditional sonic canvas of guitars, bass, drum, vocals and keyboards (Mellotrons, Hammond, Prophet 5 and Fender Rhodes). Pieces here consist mostly of song based material of a melancholy nature with more than a little alternative influence. Bruce Soords tell tale guitar work has never been so cutting with some soaring soloing amongst the memorable songs, especially on the 15 minute ending epic.
"Variations on a Dream" is the third album by The Pineapple Thief, released in 2003. After the great success of the last album 137 her is a stunning set of new songs. The idea was to push the melody, arrangement and performance further so that this new album was a progression from the last. Lush orchestral arrangements sit alongside the traditional sonic canvases of guitars, bass, vocals, Mellotrons, Hammonds, Prophet-5s and Fender Rhodes. Bruce Soord’s tell tale guitar work has never been so cutting with some strident soloing amongst the memorable songs, and especially on the epic.
TPT's bold 2014 album. Double disc deluxe media book edition with 24 page booklet. The second disc features two exclusive bonus tracks and four acoustic versions of album tracks. A devastating collection of 12 beautifully crafted songs awash with emotional shades and inspirational ideas which moves from the strident opening assault of Simple As That to the cinematic sweep of closing track Bond.
Someone Here Is Missing is the follow up to Tightly Unwound, the critically acclaimed album which launched the Kscope label In April 2008. Bruce Soord, the band’s frontman has described it as ‘a record of dark edges, full of love and regret, my life in the last eighteen months pretty much.’ The nine tracks mark another step forward in the band’s progression, as Bruce’s songwriting continues to evolve and the band grow ever tighter.