March 16 street date. "In Absentia" was PORCUPINE TREE's seventh studio album, first released in 2002, and was the first in a run of 3 albums that for many represent the pinnacle of the band's artistic achievements. It was something of a breakthrough for the band, selling three times more than previous releases. Following on from 2000's "Lightbulb Sun", it had a distinctly heavier tone, partly due to the addition of legendary drummer Gavin Harrison, and was also their first for major label Lava/Atlantic Records. It has been unavailable on vinyl for many years. For the first time since its original release, the album has been remastered by PT songwriter and frontman, Steven Wilson. The new mastering has considerably less compression and limiting for a more dynamic listening experience and is presented on double heavyweight audiophile 180g black vinyl with gatefold packaging.