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The Minstrel's Ghost - The Road To Avalon CD (album) cover


The Minstrel's Ghost


Crossover Prog

3.73 | 82 ratings

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5 stars Before I begin I must warn all I am not a writer,reviewer or musically inclined,unless you count playing 3 BLIND MICE on a trombone musically inclined. I dont play air guitar or even the desk drum kit. So that being said lets continue.. The Road to Avalon...This road begins and ends with the Minstrel himself Blake Carpenter a multi-talented fella surrounding himself with some extraordinary co-horts. Blake, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Colin Tench (Corvus Stone, Odin Of London and Bun Chakeze) on guitar, Zoltan Czorsz Jr (Former Flower Kings) drums, Marco Chiappini (Gandalfs's Project) on keyboards and Troy James Martin on bass. Combined we have The Minstrel's Ghosts as it were. The artwork was done by the incomparable Ed Unitsky. Now the music itself is undeniably a grand collection of music served up in 2 parts. From the opening track to the ending bonus track your ears are filled with magic. I have read other reviews on this cd from those who do this for a living and in no way can this be compared to any of those. I will say that for the commoner,keeping within the "story", this is an outstanding cd to add to your collection. From a voice that carries each word perfectly to the guitar work and the drumming this cd is pure joy.In my opinion you can not listen to a single track of this,with exception of the opening track The Avalon Overture, due to the story that is being presented. So listen in its entirety each time for the best results It would be like watching a tv series and skipping 2 weeks worth and trying to figure out where it left off. I suggest STRONGLY, that one listens to this with headphones. It makes a difference in the overall view of the cd. Sit back close your eyes and let Blake and company take you on a magical ride with the sounds of THE ROAD TO AVALON...
progrocks2112 | 5/5 |


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