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THE WINDOW OF LIFE

Pendragon

 

Neo-Prog

3.88 | 340 ratings

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genbanks
5 stars Well, this album is just amazing. No weaks moments. All in all is fantastic. Just neo prog at its best. In my opinion the best work of Pendragon. In addition the sound is superb. The window of life is what I could expect from the prog rock in the modern times. I bought the remastered album, wich has "Fallen dreams + Angels", and this set of songs are in an inferior level than the original album, so I will review only the original The Window of Life.

The album starts with The Walls of Babylon, and as in all the tracks Nick Barret fills everything with his extrarodinary electric solos, always supported by great mattres of keyboards by Clive Nolan. The track starts with something in the vein of Pink Floyd's Shine on you crazy diamond. A great intro that then flows into a Marillionesque motive with the fantastic voice of Barret. The 10 minutes of the song just pasts really fast

Ghosts is the second track. Good prog number but maybe one stair down than the rest.

Ok, and now is Breaking the spell. What can I say about this track? Is just incredible mainly because this stunning and long instrumental interlude in which the guitar seems to take life in a really emotional solo. The lyrics are very emotional too.

The last man on earth is another epic of almost 15 minutes long and is just superb. Modern prog at its best. Change of rhythms, solos, riffs, great drumming. Everything is here. An iconic track.

Nostradamus is the pop one. Based on a simple but effective guitar riff, Barret shines with the melody line. Really good track.

Am I really losing you? is an Emotional ballad with finishes with a non conventional guitar solo.

Some people says that Pendragon tries to imitate things from Pink Floyd, Genesis or Marillion. Maybe could be but I don't care about this, The Window of Life is just a Masterpiece

genbanks | 5/5 |

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