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5 stars Confessions of A Pendragon Fan.

I always look forward to a new Pendragon album. I have followed them for 20 years, and havent looked forward to a new release as much as this. And Nick Barrett dosent dissapoint with his latest offering.

Nick has written a beautiful, emotional, proggy, rocky, heavy, diverse, yet suprising album.

The first thing that hits you is that this is not like any other Pendragon album, its gritty, modern and rocky yet still has the essence of the neo-prog style that is typical Pendragon.

The quality of Nicks Guitar playing shines through. Peter Gee's Bass is more audible than before and Clives Keyboards are also more prominent than on Believe. Scott Higham - He has added the boost of energy that Pendragon needed , and it means that this album has got Scott's metal influences in it. The production by Karl Groom is also exceptional.

This is an album of suprises. if you havent listen to Pendragon recently, Do yourself a favour - Get this Album - you won;t be dissapointed.

The Freak Show stands out, with Extremely heavy guitar power, followed swiftly by melodic lead guitar and keyboards, and then back to the power again. Emotive lyrics, and just a great tune make this track at 4 mins 26 long a real winner.

Its only me opens with harmonica and piano, and leads into a beautiful ballad, whiich builds up to a really emotional ending. Its just gorgeous. A real surprise for me.

I have played it 30-40 times over, and I am enjoying every track and having seen them perform two of the tracks on this album Live, I can say without doubt - Pendragon really do kick it.

I find it hard to critise this album. Its a triumph. I really think its one that you can listen to over and over , and it just seems to get better and better. Congratulations Pendragon.

pealo | 5/5 |


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