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3.60 | 34 ratings | 1 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Madame Guillotine (5:31)
2. On Another Shore (6:24)
3. Softly Softly (2:05)
4. Crumbs on the Carpet (4:55)
5. Hotel Z (7:45)
6. Oasis Malade (2:58)
7. A Crack in Melancholy Time (5:35)
8. Siren (5:31)
9. The Angel Trail (2:01)
10. Nine Shades to the Circles (10:22)
11. A Terra Firma Welcome (5:18)

Total Time 58:25

Line-up / Musicians

- The Silver Man (Phil Knight) / keyboards & devices
- Ryan Moore / electric bass, fretless bass, acoustic bass, drums
- Martijn de Kleer / electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, timpani
- Prophet Qa'Sepel (Edward Ka-Spel) / vocals, keyboards, destroyed lyre
- Niels van Hoornblower / saxophones, clarinet, flute

- Cevin Key / drums

Releases information

CD 1994 Play It Again Sam BIAS 280 CD BE
CD 1995 Soleilmoon SOL 30 CD US
2LP 2003 Flesh Eating Ants FEA 05 CA

(The LP contains a fourth side with tracks The Uncanny 18th Shade
: although listed as one track it is in two parts.
: "Find A Bin To Put It In" is a very short track that appears after
: "Terra Firma Welcome", the LP version is extended)

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THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS 9 Lives to Wonder ratings distribution

(34 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars This one is a bit of a head scratcher for me. I'm such a big fan of the music that this band put out in nineties, my favourite period by them but this is the exception. "9 Lives To Wonder" released in 1994 with the gorgeous cover art is just too mellow. By the time I get to track 5 or 6 I'm reaching for the eject button. Surprisingly slow going at times, sparse with Ka-Spel often talking or barely singing. Maybe subtle is the word for this music but there are exceptions. And it's a six piece! Ceven Cey from SKINNY PUPPY plays drums on five tracks while the guitarist plays drums on one and the bass player drums on three tunes. Cey and Ka-Spel are in THE TEAR GARDEN that some might be familiar with.

Picking a top two is easy but if I had to add a third it would be the opener "Madame Guillotine". Some energy on this one and the lyrics are dark. Kind of creepy when he repeats over and over "And we all fall down" as the organ and drums support. Five laid back songs follow and there is lots of variety then we get my second favourite "A Crack In Melancholy Time". Love when he cries over and over with passion "Count me out". A haunting ending. 'Nine Shades To The Circles" is my favourite and it's by far the longest at almost 10 1/2 minutes. Atmosphere and sounds that echo as experimental noises start to come and go. A cool sounding soundscape that requires headphones. A story is being told as well and it's all just so interesting.

I saw this on a few top ten lists by LPD fans but this one just isn't for me.

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