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3.79 | 21 ratings | 2 reviews | 10% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Theme (3:15)
2. Variation 1: Wanderers of the Pale Wood, Pt. 1 / Variation 2: Wanderers of the Pale Wood, Pt. 2 (9:19)
3. Variation 3: The Dazzling Burden / Variation 4: Be Music, Night (9:10)
4. Variation 5: First Came the Lion Rider (6:58)
5. Variation 6: Instructions for Angels (6:10)
6. Finale: The Valley-Sleeper, the Children, the Snakes and the Giant / Alleluia Timpanis (8:24)

Total Time 43:16

Line-up / Musicians

- David Bedford / ARP 2600 synthesizer, Roland sequencer, Roland EP-30 piano, grand piano, Challenger GEM organ, ARP/Solina string synthesizer, church organ, glockenspiel, timpani, percussion
- Jim Douglas / oboe (4)
- Mike Oldfield / guitar (5)
- Mike Ratledge / synthesizer (4)
- Jeff Bryant / French horn (4)
- Mick Baines / French horn (4)
- Ronin Davies / French horn (4)
- Sophie Dickson / voice (2,3)
- Diana Coulson / voice (2,3)
- Jennifer Angel / flute
- Julia Foguel / flute
- Celia Hutchinson / flute
- MaryRose Lillingston / flute
- Fiona Lofts / flute
- Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra on track 6
- Leicestershire Schools Recorder Group on track 6

Releases information

Virgin Records

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(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
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4 stars If you had to pick just one album to showcase a 1970s analogue sequencer, which would you choose? The one that slowly goes out of tune in Tangerine Dream's 'Phaedra' might be representative of the somewhat primitive technology, but in terms of how well such a piece of equipment was ever utilised ... (read more)

Report this review (#2543204) | Posted by trout.phosphor | Sunday, May 16, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The follow-up to ''The Odyssey'', this album continues in a similar vein. The instrumentation is again comprised of synthesizers, Solina Strings, piano, orchestral instruments and female voices, and again we have an appearance by Mike Oldfield and this time also by Mike Ratledge. The whole album ... (read more)

Report this review (#184178) | Posted by splyu | Tuesday, September 30, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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