Futile (EP)

Futile (EP)

Infobox Album
Name = Futile
Type = ep
Longtype =
Artist = Porcupine Tree

Released = 2003
Recorded = 2002
Genre = Progressive rock
Length =
Label = Lava/Atlantic
Producer =
Reviews =
Last album = "Lava Records Pre-Cleared Songs for Film Vol. 1" 2003
This album = "Futile" 2003
Next album = "Shallow" 2005

"Futile " is a promotional EP recorded by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree in the same sessions as "In Absentia" but didn't make it onto the album (except in certain cases where some of the tracks were re-released with special editions of "In Absentia"). The EP was later re-released by the band on their online store Burning Shed as a downloadable album with different tracklist, along with special artwork that buyers could print off and add to a CD case.

Original track listing

#"Strip the Soul" - edit (4:30)
#"Orchidia" (originally written for "Lightbulb Sun") (3:27)
#"Futile" (6:06)
#"Drown with Me" (5:24) (Previously issued on "In Absentia" European edition bonus CD.)
#"Interview with Steven Wilson" (11:14)
#"Hatesong" - live (8:40) (Recorded live in Philadelphia, 26 Jul 2002)
#"Blackest Eyes" - live at XM radio (4:26)
#"Death Whispered a Lullaby" (5:49) (Taken from Opeth's "Damnation" CD - track co-written and produced by SW)
#"Steven Wilson Generic Station ID" (0:09)

Download edition tracklist

The opening track in the Burning Shed edition was originally intended to open the "In Absentia" album, and is previously unissued.
#"Collapse" - 1:39
#"Drown with Me" - 5:22
#"Orchidia" - 3:19
#"Futile" - 6:04
#"Hatesong (Live)" - 8:32
#"Chloroform" - 7:15

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  • futile — futile, vain, fruitless, bootless, abortive all denote barren of result. Futile and vain parallel each other only when they imply failure to realize an immediate aim {it was equally in vain, and he soon wearied of his futile vigilance Stevenson}… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Futile — Fu tile (?; 277), a. [L. futilis that easily pours out, that easily lets loose, vain, worthless, from the root of fundere to pour out: cf. F. futile. See {Fuse}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Talkative; loquacious; tattling. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • futile — [fyo͞ot′ l; ] chiefly Brit & Cdn [, fyo͞o′tīl΄] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr futile < L futilis, lit., that easily pours out, hence untrustworthy, worthless, futile < base of fundere: see FOUND3] 1. a) that could not succeed; useless; vain b)… …   English World dictionary

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  • futile — 1550s, from M.Fr. futile, from L. futilis vain, worthless, futile, lit. pouring out easily (of a vessel), hence easily emptied, leaky, unreliable, from base of fundere pour, melt, from PIE root *gheu to pour (see FOUND (Cf. found) (2)). Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • futile — FUTILE. adj. de tout genre. Frivole, Qui est de peu de consequence, de peu de consideration. Raison futile. discours futile …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • futile — / futile/ agg. [dal lat. futĭlis, propr. che lascia scorrere ]. 1. [privo di profondità, di scarsa serietà: argomenti, discorsi f. ] ▶◀ e ◀▶ [➨ frivolo (1)]. 2. [di scarso peso, di poca importanza: litigare per f. motivi ] ▶◀ banale,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • futile — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ producing no useful result; pointless. DERIVATIVES futilely adverb futility noun. ORIGIN Latin futilis leaky, futile …   English terms dictionary

  • Futĭle — (röm. Ant.), Opfergefäße in dem Tempel der Vesta, ohne Füße …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • FUTILE — Lutatio ad Stat. Theb. l. 7. v. 297. vas fuit lato ove, quo utebantur in sacris Deae Vestae; quia aqua ad sacra Vestae in terra non ponitur, quod si fiat, piaculumest, ideo excogitatum est vas, quod stare non posset, sed si positum statim… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale