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Magnum - On A Storyteller's Night CD (album) cover




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3.79 | 78 ratings

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Bob Greece
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4 stars Of all the Magnum albums, this one is my favourite. The first time I heard it at my friend's house back in the 1980's, it immediately struck me as a great sound. The cover of the album is excellent and fits in well with the music and adds to it. The album contains two proggy tracks (How Far Jerusalem and On a Storyteller's Night). The rest could best be described as catchy power rock with my favourite of these being All England's Eyes although most people would probably choose Just Like an Arrow. The album contains a couple of ballads which were the last tracks on each side of the old vinyl (Les Morts Dansant and The Last Dance). I'm don't like these soppy emotional power ballads but a lot of people do. Even if, like me, you don't like the ballads, there are still 8 great tracks on this album.

This is quite close to progressive metal in style and it's the album I suggest you start with if you want to give Magnum a try.

Bob Greece | 4/5 |


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