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JABBERWOCKY

Nolan & Wakeman

 

Neo-Prog

3.61 | 57 ratings

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fairyliar
5 stars I have been searching for a new real interesting thing in prog for a long time, finding no or small interest in recent bands like The Tangent, RPWL...I found this Jabberwocky with Rick's son and Clive Nolan from Pendragon and was expecting nothing special. I couldn't have been more wrong and I was going to experience one of my most enjoyable listening time ever. For those who know Rhapsody and its Hollywood metal, I would say that Jabberwocky is Hollywood prog. With a trademark like the name Wakeman on the paper, you can't be disappointing by the keyboards. Oliver is as gifted and imaginative as his father and Clive Nolan is a magician too. But the other musicians are top notch, just to mention Tony Fernandez the excellent drummer of Rick Wakeman on tour (remember the incredible solo of Live in Nottingham in the 90's), Peter Banks a previous member of Yes, I don't know the bass player but he is really good. The vocal performances are really good from narrations to songs and perform with great sensibility. The songs varry from rockers, ballads, symphonic, are well written and the flood of the story is perfect. The absolute jewel is the instrumental Shadows which will kick your ass severely. So why is this brilliant album so ignored?????? I am sure this would have been released under Emerson , Lake & Palmer, everyone would have say prog album of the year. So, 5 stars and it's well deserved. I'm looking for Hounds of Baskerville now.
fairyliar | 5/5 |

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