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THE ELEVENTH HOUR

Magnum

 

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3.21 | 42 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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3 stars No breakdown, but no prize either

The Eleventh Hour continues closely in the foot steppes of the previous Chase The Dragon. But while Chase The Dragon featured several tracks that went on to become live favourites and classics, this album lacks stand out tracks. Most of the songs here are good and match the quality of the least good songs from Chase The Dragon, but there is nothing here to match the best songs from that album. This fact, together with the fact that the band did not move forward stylistically with this album, makes it a lesser album compared to Chase The Dragon. Still, it is a good Magnum album in its own right and even if it is not particularly memorable, it is still a pleasant listen. The only bad track is One Night Of Passion.

The next album, On A Storyteller's Night, would be in a different musical style, so it is fair to say that The Eleventh Hour was the last album of Magnum's first era. Rodney Matthews once again provided a nice sleeve picture for the band here, but like the album itself, it is not quite as iconic as respective cover art of Chase The Dragon or On A Storyteller's Night.

Good, but not essential

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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