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Trouble X
3 stars Look I`m a big Magellan head I have been for 5 years now, I own everything Trent Gardner has ever released, and I was recently blown away with Explorers clubs 2, so when waiting for this to turn up I expected a blow away Magellan CD, and for the first half it was just that . Firstly It is very good but I feel it is a bit to jumbled and has to many ideas whirling around, its also a bit short on melody, sure it has many hooks, but in whole its perhaps a bit over indulged. Sadly my bigest gripe is its a bit to personal, I mean I feal sorry for the Gardner family for there loss, but these things happen , thats life . In all I was impresed with this cd, it started well and kind of finished just ok .The Ian Anderson flute solo was good but i`ve heard him do better with Jethro Tull. I would recommend this CD to full on Magellan heads but for those starting out and want to discover the brilliant man Trent Gardner is, buy Leonardo (the absolute man)or Steve Walsh (glossolalia) Trent is the brains behind both these cd`s and they are great for first time Gardners. Test of Wills had some great songs like (walk fast , look worried) this new Magellan CD is lacking the warmth and metal balance of (Test of wills) but still provides us with a very good release, I missed Brad Kaiser though he was a great drummer. The Great Goodnight which runs for 34:27 minutes is musicaly fantastic and the the rest is ok .I think because of the very progressive nature of this CD avoid forming an opinion on it for the first 5 listens , let it work on you. Unfortunatly this and all magellan CD`s are plagued by a kind of negativity, I feel they need to lighten up.
Trouble X | 3/5 |


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