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4 stars This is second album which I've heard from Magenta, so I will using positive senteces as much as possible (like in my review on Seven).

'This Life' makes no sense ... I would expect another begun, but this catch me. Slow and silent piano, good voice, two minutes is enough for this heart (ear) - breaking song.

'Hurt' with good solo guitar and synth (which is typical for this band) started like very energy song. But slower part of the song sounds much better, I don't know why, I like Christina's vocal in slower things.

'Moving On' ... shows all in six minutes. Guitar alternates keyboard, this combination is very nice.Short, harder part (I called it "little hard blues", heh) is little variegation before saxophone's solo. Good one, so go on else track.

'My Home Town (Far Away)'... I was listening to it when I was on my holiday journey. It don't reminds me my home, but it's nice to know there are some professional musicians, who like making prog music for prog listeners. Guitar solo look to be long, but it doesn't bored me.

'Brave New Land' ... vocals were good, but it was only minute. To one minute you can't give a lot of frills, of course, but I dispensed without this song.

'The Journey' ... no, this song isn't "this moment when I touched the sky", my imagination was quite different. Never mind, nothing changes in my opinions, I still line up Magenta to my faves. (P.S. What I really enjoyed, was classic guitar somewhere around 4:20 :-))

'Towers of Hope' is one of my favorites from this album. Someone can says "hey, Mary, wake up, you're going to freak out from your loving slower songs", but it doesn't matter. Piano, guitar, silent drums and bass, amazing voice, what else I could wish ?

'Demons' has really demonic start. Don't give a damn that's sooo long start for five minutes song, just listen ! There's good end, again with slow piano. Maybe I have to forgot on piano sound...

'Morning Sunlight' is quite folk, I'd like to say the best song from Home. Short, but if you listen to it several times... great.

'Joe' ... hold on, we will share the pain, and we will share prog music 'till the end... around four minutes it wasn't so relishing, but probably this is why I like prog. Everyone likes another things, everyone makes different music. Eleven minutes full of variety, great eleven minutes of my time.

'A Dream', one of short songs. The song has its own soul, it's ... amazing.

'The Visionary' has quite depressive start, but after it ... things are getting better and better ... I am guitarist, too, so I'm glad to hear their great solos. ,,The time has come, the time to face the truth.." And high vocal around 5:40, great escape from reality of ordinary day.

'Journey's End', here's some slow start only for old Mary Lou, guitar takes me to another dimension of music. After three minutes of resting, good old Magenta is back in black (I'm just kidding, they're back in purplish - pink. I know, Magenta isn't AC/DC.)

'The Travellers Lament' ... I imagine heaths, mist, rain ... but again only for one minute ...

'Home' is almost the same like 'Towers of Hope', but in longer, better version... I'm again at home. Really.

--- And the result of battle with my bad English speech, which has almost 600 good-for- nothing words ... 4* ,,... Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection..."

Have a nice day, keep proggin' !

Colourful | 4/5 |


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