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Glass Hammer - The Middle Earth Album CD (album) cover


Glass Hammer


Symphonic Prog

2.42 | 70 ratings

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1 stars Being a Tolkien admirer and fan, as well as a huge Glass hammer fan this CD really tickled my curiosity, so I couldn't wait to go out and buy it. After purchasing it, I rode back home immediatelly, went up to my music room, and put it in the player......but what a bummer.

It's not what you would expect from GH, not by a long shot. It's supposed to be a live recording of a group of minstrels traveling Middle earth, playing the prancing pony on this occasion. Look, I know that LOTR is escapism in the form of literature for all ages, but this concept just annoyed me. As said above, most cuts are ok, but you can't keep your attention to it the full length of the live bit.

The only songs worth listening in my opinion are the last three, non "live" ones....

After buying this I think I haven't played it more than twice.....that in comparison to let's say "Chronometree", which I think I must have listened a 100 times.

I'm sure it was a lot of fun making it for the guys of GH, I'm sure it took a lot of effort and creativity....but let's just stick to what you do best. If you DO decide to do a side project as this, then present it to the world as a fanclub thingy, as a gift upon purchasing a LOTR book, or at a really low selling rates.

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