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2.77 | 12 ratings | 4 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. O'ver The Lonely Mountain (5:12)
2. Baby Now It's Over (4:13)
3. Share A Dream (4:18)
4. The Storyteller (Paddy's Song) (3:38)
5. Meat On The Bone (4.19)
6. Ever Yes, Ever No (3:57)
7. Straight Ahead (3:57)
8. The Toss Of Golden Hair (4:15)
9. The Lark In Clear Air (3:09)
10. The Bonny Boy (4:31)
11. Colour My Paintbook (4:13)

Total Time: 45:05

Line-up / Musicians

- Jaqui McShee / vocals
- Bert Jansch / vocals, acoustic guitar
- Peter Kirtley / vocals, electric & acoustic guitars
- Nigel Portman Smith / bass, piano, keyboards
- Gary Conway / drums, percussion, congas

- Frank Wulff / alto flute & whistle (4,8)

Releases information

Artwork: Kieran Jansch

LP Hypertension ‎- HYLP 200 112 (1991, Germany)

CD Hypertension ‎- HYCD 200 112 (1991, Germany)
CD Green Linnet ‎- GLCD 3057 (1991, US)

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THE PENTANGLE Think Of Tomorrow ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(8%)
Good, but non-essential (67%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
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Review by Tarcisio Moura
3 stars Another fine efford by The Pentangle after they return in the 80's. This time Rod Clements had gone and his place was taken by excellent guitarrist Peter Kirtley. This time around the band wrote together all the songs but three tracks, all of them traditional ones arranged by the group. The overall sound is melodic, laid back and tasteful. They ressemble little of that mostly acoustic band of the late 60's and 70's that played a mix of folk, blues and jazz. Their music now is more accessible british folk rock.

There are no fillers and the best features on this CD are the excellent guitars parts (even if they are quite subtle) and Jaqui McShee's beautiful voice. Her singing reminds of a mix of Joan Baez and Annie Haslam (Renaissance). The production is good and this definitly a team efford, with no ego trips anywhere. The best tracks are the beautiful arrangement they made for The Toss Of Golden Hair and Bonny Boy, plus the opener O'er The Lonely Mountain and The Storyteller.

Not much of a prog as we know it, but great music anyway, done by musicians that have nothing to prove. It's all for the sake of the songs. Great CD! 3,5 stars in PA (i'd give it 4 or 5, if this was a folk rock site).

Review by kenethlevine
3 stars While at this point it was clear that PENTANGLE solo projects were the priority of the group's constituents, "Think of Tomorrow" does mark an improvement over the drab "So Early in the Spring" that appeared a year before. The monotonous and "oh so cool" acoustic blues numbers are still around but tempered by a more earth centered spiritual vibe that some might call new age.

The new approach is introduced immediately on "Over the Lonely Mountain", a lovely languid tune about the destruction of our fellow flora and fauna. "Share a Dream" toes the line between a schmaltzy 1990s CLANNAD and a LINDA THOMPSON ballad and ends up more impressive than either, even if "Ever Yes Never No" and "Colour my Paintbook" are cloying. "Straight Ahead" is an uptempo acoustic instrumental that better incorporates the blues and jazz influences than most of the vocal numbers in that style. "A Toss of Golden Hair" and "The Bonny Boy" actually resuscitate these trad tunes better than analogous attempts on the prior couple of disks, thanks to a new found groove that imparts a certain late 20th century ambiance.

Nothing too exciting here, just a modern folk album with most of its progressive aspects emanating from the group members' jazz and blues backgrounds, and a more contemporary take on the future of music and our planet.

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
2 stars Baby, now it's over?

Out of the five albums that the re-united Pentangle produced since their return to the music business in 1984, Think Of Tomorrow is the least interesting to my ears. The opening track sets the mood, which is slow, lazy, and lacking in energy. I miss the rockier side they showcased on the other albums from this period. What they did in the 80's and 90's is generally electrified and a much rockier affair with a broader instrumental palette than anything they did in the 60's and 70's. I might be quite alone in my opinion, but I definitely prefer the more recent incarnation(s) of Pentangle over the early incarnation. Put the present album is rather weak in comparison with 1984's Open The Door and 1993's One More Road, for example.

Those who enjoy Folk Rock in general, and likes bands such as Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span, will be well advised to check out Pentangle's 80's and 90's output, but make sure you don't start with the present album.

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3 stars Six of one, or a half dozen of the other. Think Of Tomorrow, a 1991 offering from the reconstituted Pentangle, was recorded for the German Hypertension label in, literally, a rush due some bizarre disturbances with airline booking due the quickly escalating Gulf War and the fact that ba ... (read more)

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