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BELIEVE

Pendragon

 

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3.54 | 318 ratings

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Theo Verstrael
3 stars O.K., this is a different Pendragon-album.

So what?

One of the things I really like about bands like Pendragon, Marillion and IQ is that they take their music seriously. Which means that it is all too easy to play the same trick over and over again and grab the money easily. Well, I don't think that there is big money in Pendragon but Nick Barrett really wants to experiment, to discover new frontiers. And sometimes he succeeds, sometimes the success is less. Like in this album. Because Believe is indeed not the great album we, as fans, would like to hear. But it is most certainly an album that you get used to, that slowly crawls into your head never to disappear again. Tunes like 'So by sowest' and 'No place for the innocent' are catchy and very much Pendragon, wíth beautiful electric guitar (albeit a bit short, yeah, that could have been longer). And 'Believe' is indeed a flaw as a song since it is more a soundscape than a real song. Hi guys, it only lasts 2 minutes and it's the album opener!!! There is much more beautiful to come! I really like the acoustic guitar and the South-American feeling that sips through some of the songs. That's something new and very well done. I certainly don't like the spoken word song 'For your journey' that would have been totally skipped if I had been the producer. The rest of the songs is good to very good, very Pendragon, high quality. Let them experiment a while, not do exactly the same thing over and over again. Hopefully many more beautiful albums will emerge, preferably of 'Windows of life' of 'Masquerade ouverture' standards but I can live very well with this one!

Theo Verstrael | 3/5 |

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