Saturday, May 31, 2008

Eloy - Discografie

    Taking their name from the "Eloi", the futuristic race of people in H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, ELOY was initially formed in 1969 in Germany. Inspired by THE SHADOWS and THE BEATLES, they became one of the major bands in the progressive rock scene highly influenced by the space rock of PINK FLOYD. They started off in Germany as a hard rock band with a political bent, but soon drifted into a spacier progressive rock sound. They have had a number of turnovers, with a major split in the 1980s that resulted in a move into more of a mainstream direction. Based mainly on founder Frank BORNEMANN's guitar solos, their music evolved to include more synthesizers and choirs.

    They produced many albums between 1971 and 1998 with different line-ups. Their best period is the mid to late-70's with the trippier space-rock of "Inside" and "Floating" (with Manfred WIECZORKE later of JANE). "Dawn" is actually one of the better of the symphonic-era ELOY albums, perhaps even the best. "Ocean" is a concept album about Atlantis, and one of the pillar albums of the German symphonic scene, and certainly worth checking out. They followed up with "Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes", the year later to even greater success. During 1993-1994, ELOY released three best of collections and it wasn't until 1994 with the release of "The Tides Return Forever", that they recorded and toured again is released and the band reappeared live on stage for several successful shows in Germany. Their last album "Ocean 2", released in 1998, was a surprising come back of a progressive rock band, which stopped recently their stage-appearances.

    Albums


    1971
    Eloy
    2.88
    (23 ratings)

    1973
    Inside
    4.02
    (54 ratings)

    1974
    Floating
    3.75
    (32 ratings)

    1975
    Power And The Passion
    3.80
    (43 ratings)

    1976
    Dawn
    4.03
    (50 ratings)

    1977
    Ocean
    4.25
    (94 ratings)

    1979
    Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes
    4.03
    (50 ratings)

    1980
    Colours
    3.58
    (35 ratings)

    1981
    Planets
    4.06
    (39 ratings)

    1982
    Time To Turn
    3.93
    (27 ratings)

    1983
    Performance
    2.89
    (15 ratings)

    1984
    Metromania
    2.92
    (20 ratings)

    1985
    Codename Wildgeese
    2.53
    (6 ratings)

    1988
    Ra
    2.60
    (21 ratings)

    1992
    Destination
    2.26
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Eloy

    Eloy s-a infiintat in Germania, in 1969. Numele formatiei a fost luat din cartea lui H.G. Wells, “Masina timpului”. Initial, influentele muzicale erau Shadows si Beatles, ulterior Eloy devenind una dintre cele mai importante trupe ale scenei progressive, dupa ce experimentase si sunetul hard rock. Numeroase surse critice invoca influente Pink Floyd, idee care se regaseste in opinia semnatarului, cu mentiunea ca este vorba mai degraba despre preluari la nivel formal, dealtfel fara utilitate in conceptia compozitionala.

    Aparut in 1977, Ocean – al saselea album realizat de Eloy, este ancorat in ideile inceputului de deceniu. In tandem cu delay-ul mentionat, engleza “problematica” a vocalului ar putea alcatui o baza suficient de solida pentru rezervele publicului ascultator. Totusi update-ul space music si virtuozitatea instrumentala transforma posibilele minusuri in avantaje de tip farmec si recontextualizare. Componenta este urmatoarea: Frank Bornemann - chitara, voce; Klaus-Peter Matziol - bas, voce; Jurgen Rosenthal - percutie, flaut si Detlev Schmidtchen - orga, mellotron, xilofon, voce.

    Piesa de mari proportii “Poseidon's Creation” (1) debuteaza printr-un lung intro cu sintetizator de coarde si chitara, a la Dark Side of the Moon, urmat indeaproape de un solo de chitara impregnat in atmosfera de pe Meddle. Pasajul vocal care intervine dupa 4’40”este urmat de o serie de solo-uri ale moog-ului si chitarii

    ”Incarnation Of The Logos” (2) este o asa zisa creatie “spatiala”, dominata de atmosfera alienanta. Componenta ambientala este convertita pe parcursul piesei intr-o improviztie colectiva, facuta pe o structura armonica bine definita.

    ”Decay Of The Logos” (3) apare ca o suita de monologuri instrumentale flancate strict de formule ritmice percutante. Influentele hard rock se fac simtite, in ciuda liniei armonice complexe sustinute de sintesizator. Este de asemenea vorba despre o piesa finalizata intr-o maniera diferita de modul in care incepuse.

    ”Atlantis' Agony At June 5th - 8498, 13 p.m. Gregorian Earthtime” (4) este, alaturi de “Poseidon’s …” o piesa monumentala, prin dimensiuni si intentii. Solo-urile instrumentale alterneaza cu momentele vocale – narate sau cantate. Reflexe kraut isi fac simtita prezenta. Bas-ul imi aminteste puternic de Cantafabule, album aparut in acelasi an.

    Libretul este inspirat din legendele Greciei antice. Textele au insa destul de putine in comun cu muzica. Solutia cu pasajele narate trimite cu gandul la albumul Journay to the Centre of the Earth al lui Rick Wakeman. Ca si in cazul acestui ultim exemplu, exista o categorie de public pentru care Ocean reprezinta capodopera progressive prin excelenta. In mod cert avem de-a face cu un moment de varf al genului, dar latura ambiental – spatiala prevaleaza, invitand la imaginatia prin asociatii libere si la evadarea din real, factori care nu tin strict de arta sunetului, deci nici de perfectiunea formei si fondului.

    Un articol despre efectele negative ale drogurilor puncta faptul ca in Germania anului 1977, LSD-ul si alte substante cu proprietati asemanatoare faceau puternic parte – se pare – din preocuparile post hippie ale iubitorilor de muzica (genurile dure mergeau mai mult pe varianta “energizantelor”). Asa se explica – spune articolul - faptul ca albumele Eloy se vindeau in interiorul tarii la fel de bine ca Genesis, Queen sau Pink Floyd.

    Articol de Mihai Plamadeala - muzician NOMEN EST OMEN http://www.muzicisifaze.com/trupa.php?id=58&cat=4

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Kaipa

    In their early years, KAIPA was one of Sweden's best seventies symphonic prog bands. Roine STOLT from THE FLOWER KINGS was a member of KAIPA. Their albums contain a mostly instrumental music, drawing its influences from Progressive music (CAMEL, YES, GENESIS...), classic music (BACH) or Swedish folklore.

    The first three albums ("Kaipa", "Inget Nytt Under Solen" and "Solo") are a beauty and probably most indicative of their style - dreamy symphonic rock with simple, yet very effective melodies and a great deal of emotion. "Notes From The Past" is their 6th studio album since 1975 and the first one since 1982. All colours of the unique KAIPA-music from the 70's are present but with a brand new collection of masterpieces. With the new album "Keyholder", Hans LUNDIN and Roine STOLT perform some new music, searching for a new level of progress, yet echoing fragments of the glorious 70's, trying to bring the new Kaipa-sound to a higher level. The melodies linger on and will probably stay with you for decades to entertain and to thrill. AN ESSENTIAL CDS for fans interested in symphonic progressive rock!

    Albums


    1975
    Kaipa
    4.20
    (25 ratings)

    1976
    Inget Nytt Under Solen
    4.20
    (23 ratings)

    1978
    Solo
    4.21
    (15 ratings)

    1980
    Händer
    2.92
    (6 ratings)

    1982
    Nattdjurstid
    3.18
    (5 ratings)

    1993
    Stockholm Symphonie
    4.50
    (5 ratings)

    2002
    Notes From The Past
    3.93
    (27 ratings)

    2003
    Keyholder
    3.80
    (32 ratings)

    2005
    Mindrevolutions
    3.04
    (15 ratings)

    2007
    Angling Feelings
    3.38
    (13 ratings)
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Neoprogressive

    Neo-Progressive rock (more commonly “Neo-Prog”) is a subgenre of Progressive Rock that grew out of a strong influence by and admiration for the classic symphonic prog bands that flourished during the 1970s. Debate over when Neo-Prog actually came into being often takes place, some asserting it began with Script for a Jester’s Tear by Marillion in 1983. Others contend it began with Twelfth Night at the dawn of the 80s, while some even suggest the popular symphonic prog band Genesis gave rise to the sound that would typify or at least highly influence the sound that characterizes Neo-Prog with their 1976 album, A Trick of the Tail.

    As a transition, if one analyses the progressive movement just before 1980, then some very influential albums easily come to mind: Steve Hackett - Spectral Mornings, Genesis - Wind & Wuthering, Genesis - And Then There Were Three, Genesis - Seconds Out, Saga - Saga, all the Camel's albums between Breathless and The Single Factor included, and some Eloy's albums, especially Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes. In the 80's, the movement was primarily UK-based, but bands eventually came from countries all around the world, especially in the 90's.

    Neo-Prog is characterized by deeply emotional content, often delivered via dramatic lyrics and a generous use of imagery and theatricality on-stage. The music, at odds with a few genres of music held under the Progressive Rock banner, is mostly the product of careful composition, relying less heavily on improvised jamming. The subgenre relies very much on clean, melodic & emotional electric guitar solos, combined with modern, lush, floating and atmospheric keyboards. The main musical influences on the Neo-Prog genre are Genesis, Yes, Camel, and Pink Floyd.

    The 1980s:

    The style of Neo-Progressive music during this decade was surprisingly not very much influenced by the New Wave movement in the realm of popular music, apart from the band Twelfth Night. Many bands who were influenced by the classic symphonic bands of the 70s sought to infuse new musical technology, such as digital synthesizers, and new production values into their sound, creating progressive rock that was fresh yet still characterized by nuances of the classic era of symphonic prog.

    Premier bands of the 80s: Abraxas, IQ, Marillion, Pallas, Pendragon, Twelfth Night

    The 1990s/2000s:

    Just as popular music became impregnated with the New Wave sound that characterized the early 80s, Neo-Prog moved on to a more refined form that seemed to return more to the roots of progressive rock compositionally, while still trying not to regress into well-worn territory. Neo-Prog often took on a form with a much harder edge than most of the classic symphonic bands ever developed, with bands such as Arena having just as much in common with the Progressive Metal genre as with Neo-Prog.

    Premier bands of the 1990s/2000s: Arena, Collage, IQ, Marillion, Pendragon, Quidam, Sylvan

    This text prepared by the Neo-prog specialist team - Stonebeard, Cygnus X-2, Greenback

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    Neo Progressive 20 key studio albums


    4.37
    MARILLION
    Script For A Jester's Tear

    (1983)

    4.30
    ARENA
    The Visitor

    (1998)

    4.29
    ARENA
    Contagion

    (2002)

    4.23
    MARILLION
    Misplaced Childhood

    (1985)

    4.41
    ABRAXAS
    Abraxas ... Cykl Obraca Się. Narodziny, Dzieciństwo Pełne Duszy, Uśmiechów Niewinnych I Zdrady

    (1996)

    4.26
    NEXUS
    Metanoia

    (2001)

    4.13
    COLLAGE
    Moonshine

    (1994)

    4.12
    PENDRAGON
    The Masquerade Overture

    (1996)

    4.38
    SAENS
    Escaping from the Hands of God

    (2002)

    4.24
    SYLVAN
    Posthumous Silence

    (2006)

    4.12
    IQ
    Ever

    (1993)

    4.19
    PALLAS
    The Dreams Of Men

    (2005)

    4.58
    SKEEM
    Skeem

    (2001)

    4.07
    IQ
    Dark Matter

    (2004)

    4.11
    IQ
    The Wake

    (1985)

    4.13
    PENDRAGON
    The Window Of Life

    (1993)

    4.18
    GALAHAD (GBR)
    Empires Never Last

    (2007)

    4.81
    SATELLITE
    Into The Night

    (2007)

    4.62
    TRIANGLE
    Square the Circle

    (2000)

    4.12
    DISCIPLINE
    Unfolded Like Staircase

    (1997)

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Pendragon releases

    The Jewel - 1985
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    The Jewel, Pendragon’s first full length studio album is considered today something of a classic. Featuring Nick Barrett (vocal’s & Guitars), Rik Carter (keyboards), Peter Gee (bass, guitar, bass pedals) & Nigel Harris (drums & percussion). Cover illustration by Dave Hancock. This album written and produced back in the heady days of the early 1980’s contains what have become anthemic tracks by Pendragon "Leviathan", "Alaska" and of course "The Black Knight" which became a call to be heard regularly chanted in London’s Marquee Club, and a song still achieving high votes in favourite Pendragon track polls. About to Celebrate its 20th birthday, it’s popularity never seems to die.

    Wilcey - 5th/05/05

    THE JEWEL
    Released in 1985
    57'20"
    Toff Records
    PEND2CD

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    Track listing: Higher Circles (3'29") - The Pleasure Of Hope (3'43") - Leviathan (6'13") - Alaska (8'39") [1- At Home With The Earth, 2- Snowfall] - Circus (6'34") - Oh Divineo (6'51") - The Black Knight (9'57"). Bonus tracks: Fly High Fall Far (4'56") - Victims Of Life (6'53") [from FLY HIGH FALL FAR]

    MP3: Higher Circles | Oh Divineo | The Black Knight

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    The Jewel Remastered - 2005
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    It's remarkable to think that The Jewel is 20 yrs old!!! By way of celebration we have a remastered for cd edition, with bonus tracks of Fly High Fall Far, Victims of Life, Armegeddon and Insomnia, all greatly admired classics from an era in Pendragon's history that just smells of London's Marquee Club! Having been originally recorded back in the days of vinyl, the remastering of this timeless classic has made the whole thing seem brighter, clearer and good bit louder. It really is incredible how fresh and vibrant the Jewel sounds. New artwork and, at last, a cd booklet brings the whole package up to date and makes this an exciting edition to an existing collection or a remarkably vibrant album to newcomers to Pendragon.

    Wilcey - 11th/09/05

    THE JEWEL
    REMASTERED

    Released in 2005
    67'41"
    Toff Records
    PEND12CD

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    Track listing: Higher Circles (3'29") - The Pleasure Of Hope (3'43") - Leviathan (6'13") - Alaska (8'39") [1- At Home With The Earth, 2- Snowfall] - Circus (6'34") - Oh Divineo (6'51") - The Black Knight (9'57"). Bonus tracks: Fly High Fall Far (4'56") - Victims Of Life (6'53") [from FLY HIGH FALL FAR] and Armageddon (6'12") - Insomnia (4'12")

    MP3: Insomnia

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    Kowtow - 1988
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    This album is considered to be their most commercial (it was used as a demo for EMI). It's easier and less "complicated" but you can feel this music as it's got soul! "Saved by You" and "The Mask" will hit you with their energy. The beautiful ballad "The Haunting" will certainly show you the light in the tunnel... The masterpiece title track with its great guitar solo shows the direction the band has taken: "... don't isolate your sensitivity and you'll never be alone...". The wonderful spirit of the 80's is all around you when you listen to this album!

    Maciej Kaploniak - 16th/02/03

    KOWTOW
    Released in 1988
    52'10"
    Toff Records
    PEND1CD

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    Track listing: Saved by You (3'58") (bonus track) - The Mask (4'01") - Time for a Change (3'56") - I Walk the Rope (4'17") - 2 AM (4'14") - Total Recall (7'00") - The Haunting (10'40") - Solid Heart (4'20") - Kowtow (8'56")

    MP3: Saved by You | I Walk the Rope | The Haunting

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    The World - 1991
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    This is Pendragon's 3rd studio recording. It was their first recognisable album, the one which revealed the Pendragon sound to everyone - a sound recognizable all around the world, which calls all your senses with its melodies. It is emotional, catchy and timeless. A large number of new listeners are seduced by the poetical and textual refinement of their songs. It also brought the band a visual identity with the collaboration with Simon Williams, their current covers artwork illustrator. If you want to discover the band we highly recommend this CD!

    Didier Pernice - 16th/02/03

    THE WORLD
    Released in 1991
    59'05"
    Toff Records
    PEND5CD

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    Track listing: Back in the Spotlight (7'39") - The Voyager (12'15") - Shane (4'25") - Prayer (5'21") - Queen of Hearts (21'46") [1- Queen of Hearts 2- A Man Could Die out Here 3- The Last Waltz] - And We'll Go Hunting Deer (7'14")

    MP3: Back in the Spotlight | Shane | Prayer

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    The Window Of Life - 1993
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    1993 and Pendragon were on a roll! After the success of "The World" this new album certainly did not disapoint the fans. From the opening track "The Walls Of Babylon" with it’s upbeat tempo and lively keyboard sounds to the sweeping guitar solo of "Breaking The Spell" - truly a piece of guitar genius! And beyond to the heartbreakingly beautiful and classic "Am I Really Losing You?", The Window Of Life is a well rounded album with a roller coaster ride thrown in! - an important part of any Pendragon collection.

    Wilcey - 5th/05/05

    THE WINDOW OF
    LIFE

    Released in 1993
    53'40"
    Toff Records
    PEND6CD

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    Track listing: The Walls Of Babylon (10'44") - Ghosts (7'58") - Breaking The Spell (9'12") - The Last Man On Earth (14'40") [1- Skylight, 2- Paradise Road] - Nostradamus (Stargazing) (6'19") - Am I Really Losing You? (4'47")

    MP3: The Walls of Babylon | Ghosts | Nostradamus

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    The Masquerade Overture - 1996
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    This is Pendragon's tenth release and sees the band soar to new heights of excellence and demonstrates why Pendragon is such an extraordinary band. The orchestral music and operatic vocals make "The Masquerade Overture" a very powerful and unusual opening track. From beginning to end, the listener's emotions are taken on a rollercoaster ride, from the rousing "As Good As Gold" and "Masters of Illusion" to the gentler, more melancholy, "Paintbox" and "The Shadow". This is a truly outstanding album that was their bestseller at the time. If you don't have a copy already, we thoroughly recommend that you check it out!

    Claire Bamber - 16th/02/03

    THE MASQUERADE OVERTURE
    Released in 1996
    56'52"
    Toff Records
    PEND7CD

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    Track listing: The Masquerade Overture (3'02") - As Good as Gold (7'15") - Paintbox (8'36") - The Pursuit of Excellence (2'36") - Guardian of my Soul (12'39") - The Shadow (9'54") - Masters of Illusion (12'50")

    MP3: As Good as Gold | Paintbox |
    Guardian of my Soul

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    Not Of This World - 2001
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    Pendragon is definitely not of this world. This CD is their most accomplished studio recording. Both the lyrics and the melodies are more deep and emotional than ever before.Yet, it seems to have been misunderstood by not being welcomed as expected. The non-appropriate use of new technologies by some people is perhaps partly responsible... but time, as usual, will prove the contrary! This album is a wonder, an awakening to all our feelings, a lesson of optimism. When everything is tumbling down around us because of betrayals, what remains to us? Where can we find the answers? This album is to savour, eyes closed, on a beach, in front of a sunset...

    Didier Pernice - 16th/02/03

    NOT OF THIS WORLD
    Released in 2001
    76'16"
    Toff Records
    PEND10CD

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    Track listing: If I Were the Wind (And You Were the Rain) (9'25") - Dance Of The Seven Veils (11'42'') [1- Faithless 2- All Over Now] - Not of this World (17'28'') [1- Not of this World 2- Give it to Me 3- Green Eyed Angel] - A Man of Nomadic Traits (11'44'') - World's End (17'48") [1- The Lost Children 2- And Finally...]

    MP3:
    If I Were the Wind | Green Eyed Angel | The Lost Children

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    Believe - 2005
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    Believe. I believe this album to be simply a breathtaking body of work. Classic Pendragon sounds but with a new, contemporary and genuinely proggressive edge, Believe is multi faceted. The whole gamut of emotions, a range of influences from the celtic to flamenco, and lyrical and vocal content that is equally strong, thought prevoking, and heart breakingly tender. Believe surpasses all expectations. It gives us tracks to sing aloud to, tracks to bring tears to your eyes with their tenderness, and even tracks too wiggle your hips to! This album may or may not reach into your soul on first listen, but there is little doubt that it will reach into your soul. It is filled with passion and thought, and ventures into musical areas that are both delightfully surprising and feel so honest. This is an album that will appeal to traditional Pendragon fans, but will also to those more Led Zep, Floyd, and Queen in their musical tastes. I believe.

    Wilcey - 11th/09/05

    BELIEVE
    Released in 2005
    51'45"
    Toff Records
    PEND13CD

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    Track listing: Believe (2'57") - No Place For The Innocent (5'36'') - The Wisdom Of Solomon (7'07") - The Wishing Well (21'07'') [1- For Your Journey (4'31") 2- Sou' By Sou'west (6'48") 3- We Talked (5'29") 4- Two Roads (4'19")] - Learning Curve (6'38'') - The Edge Of The World (8'20")

    MP3:
    Two Roads | No Place For The Innocent

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    Fallen Dreams And Angels - 1994
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    With this 2nd CD given away to all the subscribers of their fan-clubs, Pendragon proves once again its kindness and its talent by presenting 4 new songs which are in keeping with the style of "The Window Of Life". It also introduces by the clarity and the refining of its melodies, their next studio album "The Masquerade Overture". Pendragon is in full bloom, Nick Barrett's lyrics and voice are cheering, reassuring. The sound, more simple, works for the melody. This is a golden gift with its 4 songs which are among the best that the band had released at that time. Listen carefully to "Sister Bluebird", it's a real release of emotions. Thrills guaranteed!

    Guillaume Garcia - 25th/02/03

    FALLEN DREAMS
    AND ANGELS
    Released in 1994
    25'13"
    Toff Records
    MOB2CD

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    Track listing: The Third World in the U.K. (7'16") - Dune (4'40) - Sister Bluebird (7'47") - Fallen Dreams and Angels (5'23")

    MP3:
    The Third World in the U.K. | Sister Bluebird

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    As Good As Gold - 1996
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    Let's call it "The Masquerade Overture" supplement: four tracks including "As Good as Gold"'s single version and for the other three songs you will find all you can expect from Pendragon: emotion, beauty, sensitivity, poetic lyrics. Three different stories, with melody lines and guitar solos you will always remember.

    Maciej Kaploniak - 16th/02/03




    AS GOOD AS GOLD
    Released in 1996
    21'28"
    Toff Records
    MOB4CD

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    Track listing: As Good as Gold (3'27") - Bird of Paradise (6'52") - Midnight Running (7'43") - A Million Milles Away (3'17")

    MP3:
    Bird of Paradise | Midnight Running

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    9:15 Live - 1986
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    This was the Pendragon's first live album and was recorded live at The Marquee Club in London during July 1986. The numbers of fans were rapidly increasing at that time and the album demonstrates how capable Pendragon were as a live band back then, as they continue to be now. It's great to hear the audience participation on tracks such as "Leviathan" and "Red Shoes", as it makes the listener feel part of the whole experience. The album is a mixture of live and studio tracks and has a very upbeat and energetic feel to it. The studio tracks include "Dark Summer's Day" and "Excalibur" from the "Fly High Fall Far" mini-album and the divine instrumental "Please" which is well worth a listen.

    Claire Bamber - 16th/02/03

    9:15 LIVE
    Released in 1986
    60'23"
    Toff Records
    PEND3CD

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    Track listing: Victims of Life (2'37") - Higher Circles (3'29") - Circus (6'57") - Leviathan (6'22") - Red Shoes (3'03") - Alaska (8'41") - The Black Knight (10'05") - Please (4'48") (studio bonus track). Bonus tracks: Dark Summer's Day (5'31") - Excalibur (6'30") [from FLY HIGH FALL FAR]

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    The Very Very Bootleg - 1993
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    This CD was recorded in Lille, France on the 12th of April 1992. It was recorded directly onto digital audio tape and has not been remixed, which is why it sounds like a bootleg, hence the name. The sound is quite rough but it gives you the feeling like you are at that particular concert. And the track-list is well worth it! It is well mixed with three older songs and two from their latest "The World" at that time. "Excalibur" live is always a treat and "Queen of Hearts" in it's entirety a jewel. With "Solid Heart" they show that Pendragon can actually really party on stage! And although I get rather nostalgic feelings listening to that CD it doesn't sound old or dusty at all. A must-have for every collection.

    Julia Nickel - 19th/09/03

    THE VERY VERY
    BOOTLEG

    Released in 1993
    52'20"
    Toff Records
    MOB1CD

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    Track listing: Excalibur (6'16") - Total Recall (6'37") - Queen of Hearts (21'34") - And We'll Go Hunting Deer (7'36") - Solid Heart (9'58")

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    Utrecht The Final Frontier - 1995
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    That's what I like about Pendragon live albums - they don't repeat themselves over and again. "Utrecht" has a complete different track-list from "Lille", although only two years and one album apart. Of course the sound quality is far better on this one as it is no "bootleg". The Vredenburg Muziekcentrum in Utrecht (Holland) holds quite a large audience and remembering it from being there it was quite packed. Starting with an older song ("Kowtow") the CD turns out to be a great mixture with the main focus on "The Window of Life" - the last four songs of TWOL seem to be even better played live! But my personal favourite on this live album is of course "The Voyager" (which is my all time favourite anyway) - it sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it on stage! It's well worth having a closer at the behind the scenes photos in the middle of the booklet... All in all a good memory for the people who were in the audience and for those who were not a fine example of great music performed live!

    Julia Nickel - 19th/09/03

    UTRECHT... THE
    FINAL FRONTIER

    Released in 1995
    58'26"
    Toff Records
    MOB3CD

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    Track listing: Kowtow (10'02") - Breaking the Spell (8'36") - The Mask (3'42") - The Last Man on Earth (15'06") - Am I Really Losing You? (5'04") - The Voyager (12'10") - Nostradamus (3'40")

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    Live In Krakow - 1997
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    This is the band's live performance taped at Studio Leg in Kraków, Poland in 1996 on the "Masquerade Overtour". From the start you can tell you are in for a real treat as Pendragon take some of their best songs and make them shine on stage! In this performance, the band sounds tight and every song is played to absolute perfection. Nick's vocals and guitar work will pierce your soul on songs such as "Leviathan" and "Paintbox", while Fudge's drum work on "Guardian of My Soul" will leave you breathless. Clive's keyboard work is pure majesty on every track but he really shines on the track "The Shadow" while Peter's thundering and well placed bass riffs echo beautifully throughout every song. After "Masters of Illusion"'s final, which is Pendragon's answer to Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb", the show concludes with "The Last waltz" but you find yourself wishing that the show would never end!

    Jeffery Noble - 25th/02/03

    LIVE IN KRAKÓW 96
    Released in 1997
    70'76"
    Toff Records
    MOB5CD

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    Track listing: As Good as Gold (7'37) - Paintbox (7'52") - Guardian of my Soul (13'16") - Back in the Spotlight (6'37") - The Shadow (9'47") - Leviathan (7'00") - Masters of Illusion (13'26") - The Last Waltz (4'34")

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    Acoustically Challenged - 2002
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    Each new release of Pendragon is a challenge. This one isn't an exception to the rule. Let's imagine: playing in a more private atmosphere, less electric, being static and most of all playing as a trio: 2 guitars and a keyboard. The result is amazing, the emotions are deeper and we become aware that Pendragon are writing really great and timeless songs. This album will become one of their classics and, as the icing on the cake, there's also a multimedia track.

    Didier Pernice - 16th/02/03

    ACOUSTICALLY CHALLENGED
    Released in 2002
    68'16"
    Metal Mind Records
    CD0085DG

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    Track listing: And We'll Go Hunting Deer (5'33") - Fallen Dreams and Angels (5'30") - A Man of Nomadic Traits (6'20") - World's End (5'48") - The Voyager (9'06") - Alaska (8'38") - The Pursuit of Excellence (2'23") - 2 AM (4'19") - Dark Summer's Day (5'52") - Unspoken Words (4'47") [from Heart of David, Peter Gee's 1st solo album] + a multimedia track

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    Liveosity - 2004
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    See Acoustically Challenged and Live At Last... And More









    LIVEOSITY
    Released in 2004
    Acoustically Challenged CD + Live At Last And More DVD
    Toff Records
    PEND11CD


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    The Rest Of Pendragon - 1991
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    This album features a collection of early singles, B-sides and incorporates the band's first mini-album "Fly High Fall Far" (1984) in it's entirety. The diversity of Pendragon's unique musical style is showcased in this collection, from the stirring 1988 single "Saved By You", featured as a bonus track on the album "Kowtow", to the powerful instrumental "Excalibur", one of their classics at that time at its best. This album is compulsory listening for anyone wanting to experience the music of Pendragon's formative years.

    Claire Bamber - 16th/02/03

    THE REST OF PENDRAGON
    Released in 1991
    58'20"
    Toff Records
    PEND4CD


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    Track listing: Saved by You (4'03") - Lady Luck (4'52") - Chase the Jewel (5'56") - Elephants Never Grow Old (3'27") - Red Shoes (4'17") - Searching (3'33") - Contact (3'22") - Fly High Fall Far (4'51") - Victims of Life (6'56") - Dark Summer's Day (5'57") - Excalibur (6'29") - Fly High Fall Far (live) (4'23")

    MP3:
    Fly High Fall Far | Victims of Life | Dark Summer's Day

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    Overture - 1998
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    This best of, meant for the Amercan market, recounts 12 years of Pendragon's studio recordings, in 68 min.: 8 songs to make the most of, a collection of gems, a treasure to appreciate! From "The Black Knight" to "Midnight Running", each Pendragon's studio albums (including their 2 mini-CDs) has its selected track chosen. This CD is a great opportunity if you want to discover the band: great songs, selected with taste, which will allow you to savour and get a general view of Pendragon's world, its richness and authenticity.

    Guillaume Garcia - 25th/02/03

    1984-96 OVERTURE
    Released in 1998
    67'27"
    Outer Music/Pangea
    OM-2011


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    Track listing: Midnight Running (7'45") - Sister Bluebird (7'48") - Paintbox (8'38") - Ghosts (8'02") - The Voyager (12'16") - Dark Summer's Day (5'32") - Total Recall (7'01") - The Black Knight (previously unreleased) (10'25")

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