Aviv Geffen, a highly successful solo artist in Israel discovered the music of Steven's
band Porcupine Tree in the mid 90's and followed their career development. In 2000 he
invited the band to perform some concerts in Israel and met with Steven in London to
discuss the idea.
In October 2003 an album was completed and in 2004 it was avaiable in the stores. The collaborative songs alongside songs written by each separately brought a unique meeting of cultures, which resulted in a sophisticated, melodic and mature rock album.
A real "must have" for all Porcupine Tree fans!
End of July there'll be a special edition release of this fantastic album.
Read more: interview with Aviv and Steve.
They even did some live gigs in Tel Aviv and one in London, 10 September there's another show in the Mean Fidler --> www.meanfidler.com.
1. Perfect World
2. Where is My Love?
3. Cloudy Now (live)
4. Enhanced video track ‘Blackfield’
Chris Maintland and
Jeremy Kaplan - drums,
Daniel Salomon - conductor of the string quartet.
The live band was;
Steve - guitars and vocals,
Daniel Salomon - keyboards and backing vocals,
Seffy Efrati - bass,
Chris Maintland - drums.
Blackfield Competition out of date.
sound clips & video.
Perfect World (LP and CD)
Recorded in London in 2001 - a completed track that was planned to be on the album until fairly late in the day, but ultimately left off in favour of Cloudy Now.
Where Is My Love? (CD)
A demo recorded in Tel Aviv in 2002. The track was never progressed any further since it was felt it didn't fit the Blackfield sound (several other songs fell by the wayside for similar reasons).
Cloudy Now (CD)
Recorded live for The Main Stage TV show in Tel Aviv during promotion for the Israeli release of the album in February 2004. The song was one of 4 broadcast and was performed in front of a small studio audience. The band assembled for this promotional trip included former Porcupine Tree drummer Chris Maitland.
Feel So Low (LP)
A version of Steven's Porcupine Tree song recorded at the very first collaborative sessions between Aviv and Steven in Tel Aviv. Aviv was performing his Hebrew translation of the Porcupine Tree song at his shows, so it was decided to record his arrangement. At the time the plan was to make a one-off EP, and this would have been one of 6 tracks on it. This EP was mastered and prepared for release in late 2001, but ultimately abandoned in favour of continuing to work towards a full length album.
On tour in November and December Following the critically acclaimed release of their debut album and a triumphant gig in London, Blackfield have announced a European tour.
Starting in Greece 27the november, then the Netherlands Rijssen & Zoetermeer, 6 times in
You could win one of the two Blackfield ceedee's by answering those questions, but sorry the competition is closed....
And the winners are:
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Closing Date : Friday, 10th September 2004.
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1 minute mp3 sound clips from the BLACKFIELD album:
All audio and video material copyright and courtesy of Helicon Records.
Aviv Gefen: To Cry For You
Text and Music: Aviv Gefen / translation: Larry Yudelson
I am going to cry for you
Forever, my brother