The Pineapple Thief continue to captivate on Nothing But The Truth

Post-proggers The Pineapple Thief's Nothing But The Truth captures livestreamed lockdown shows on a range of formats

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Bruce Soord has kept himself busy during the past 18 months. 

Since last September’s studio set Versions Of The Truth, the Pineapple Thief frontman made up for the tour ban by promoting it with a string of acoustic shows livestreamed to fans, the last of which saw the light as December’s The Soord Sessions Volume 4 LP. Then they finally reconvened on stage in April this year, filming an on-demand live set. 

You may wish to experience this more fully on the DVD and Blu-ray versions (attention, beat-spotters: there’s a ‘Gavin Harrison drumcam’ option), but as it stands, this audio version is captivating enough. 

The moody Versions Of The Truth and In Exile are lent an extra sense of unease here that really draws you in. A strangely plodding Demons is less successful, but a slow-burning Threatening War explodes into life, and later, emotive stabs at 2004’s Wretched Soul and 2014’s Someone Pull Me Out will be welcomed by longtime Pineapple-heads

Johnny Sharp

Johnny is a regular contributor to Prog and Classic Rock magazines, both online and in print. Johnny is a highly experienced and versatile music writer whose tastes range from prog and hard rock to R’n’B, funk, folk and blues. He has written about music professionally for 30 years, surviving the Britpop wars at the NME in the 90s (under the hard-to-shake teenage nickname Johnny Cigarettes) before branching out to newspapers such as The Guardian and The Independent and magazines such as Uncut, Record Collector and, of course, Prog and Classic Rock