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3.78 | 391 ratings

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4 stars Having refound Pendragon after a gap of 22 years I have found this the hardest album to get into but it has been well worth the wait.

The World is often attributed with defining the modern Pendragon sound and I can appreciate this as it does sound very much of its time but this should be taken as a positive comment.

The opening track Back in the spotlight is a good example of Nick Barrett's good use of effects with a delay basd rhythm track picked out with some nice lead work.

This is followed by the excellent Voyager which starts with some nice slide work and some very good keyboard work by Clive.

I love Nicks vocal performance on Shane and there is some great guitar work here too, to my mind Nick is up there with the best and has a rare knack of not letting his guitar work get in the way of the song.

Prayer features some nice fretless work from Peter Gee and my only complaint is that his bass sound is not as good as it was on other albums and he is one good bass player.

Queen of Hearts is 21 minutes in 3 parts with good work form all of the band and some great guitar and keyboards and in typical Barrett style takes you though many moods concluding with The last waltz.

We finish with And we'll go hunting deer the stangest song on the album but a good track nonethless and this to me is the attraction of Pendragon and Nick Barrett . These guys do what they do best and have stood the test of time and believe in their music.

My all time no 1 Pendragon album is Not of This World but The World is a great album and worth adding to your collection.

SLFTB1 | 4/5 |


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