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Time Flies (Paperback)

Time Flies (Paperback)

The Story of Porcupine Tree

Rich Wilson

Now updated and in paperback for the first time, the first in-depth investigation into one of England’s most enigmatic and engaging bands Time Flies by Rich Wilson draws on original interviews with former band members, friends and colleagues, to create a fascinating history of Porcupine Tree. New material covers the making of Closure/Continuation and the 2022 world tour.

Rich tells the story from the earleist days of Porcupine Tree in founder Steven Wilson’s bedroom through, reviewing their whole career and eleven studio albums. An unauthorised biography, it offers a perfectly complete critical look at arguably the UK’s last great prog rock band from 1987 to 2022.

About the author

Rich Wilson is the author of Lifting Shadows, the Authorised Biography of Dream Theater, and a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Classic Rock Prog, Metal Hammer and Record Collector magazines.

Press reviews

Wilson nails authenticity from the get go… it’s this first hand knowledge that lifts Time Flies beyond being just any other biography, with the book – which also includes a series of rare images – feeling comprehensive and compelling.

Prog magazine

Absorbing tale of one of Britain’s most enigmatic groups… elevated by anecdotes and interviews from behind-the-scenes mainstays as well as band members.

Classic Rock


248 pages
Trim page size (H × W)
234 mm × 156 mm
Stock status
In stock

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