Listen to demo version of ‘Lazarus’ recorded in December 2003


As previously announced the forthcoming vinyl compilation LP “Transience” will feature a new recording of Lazarus, originally recorded by Porcupine Tree for the “Deadwing” album in 2004. To mark the release of this new version you can listen to my original demo of the song. This was actually the first of two demos I made of Lazarus, and it features a very different middle 8, subsequently rewritten for the second demo and final album recording. Lazarus was one of several songs that were based on a film script that I was working on at the time with my friend Mike Bennion, and the David mentioned in the song is a central character in that script.

Lazarus (first demo) performed by SW at No Man’s Land, December 2003.

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