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SIGNS OF CHANGE

After The Fire

Symphonic Prog


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Studio Album, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

Original 1977 vinyl release:

Side 1
1. Dance of the Marionette (07:00)
2. Back to the Light (04:30)
3. Now That I've Found (08:10)

Side 2
1. Signs of Change (08:04)
2. Jigs (02:58)
3. Pilgrim (11:22)

Total playing time: 42:04

2005 CD Re-Issue bonus tracks
7. Samaritan Woman (11:01)
8. Dreamaway (09:50)
9. Hallelujah (06:31)
10. Back to the Light [demo version] (05:09)

Total CD playing time: 74:46

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Line-up / Musicians

Peter Banks - keyboards / backing vocals
Andy Piercy - guitars / lead vocals
Nick Battle - bass guitar / backingvocals
Ivor Twidell - drums

on CD bonus tracks
Robin Childs - bass guitar
Ian Adamson - drums

Releases information

Vinyl: Rapid Records, released 1977 [limited to 4,000 copies]
CD: RoughMix, released 2005

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2.56
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Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
2 stars By 1977, ATF had been in existence for the better part of a decade and accumulated an impressive canon of Christian oriented progressive rock, at least in quantity. It is telling that the bonus material included on the CD reissue is of equal quality to that which appeared on the original LP release, and doesn't sound much different either.

This is heavily organ dominated music, being the main instrument in essentially every song, with just a few dollops of synthesizer and few places where guitars are cut loose. While Peter Banks can claim Keith Emerson as influence, the overall effect of ATF is far more grounded than ELP, more a la Deep Purple by way of proto prog acts like Beggars' Opera. Most tracks contain a hook or two that makes them mildly interesting, and some less convincing jamming. Other than a few near-Celtic numbers, most of the songs are interchangeable, with perhaps the best being "Back to the Light" and "Dreamaway". It is not hard to see how they could not find a backer for their recording in 1977, as by then the best of this style, which assuredly does not include ATF, was already passe.

Mostly of interest as a lost link between prog and new wave, and admittedly for aficionados of non stop organ (even Procol Harum knew how to give it a rest sometimes), "Signs of Change" is thus aptly named, and represents an argument for devolution of prog into new wave while bypassing the fire of punk. Bring on "Der Komissar".

Review by Tarcisio Moura
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars I heard this band made a prog debut album in the late 70īs before they decided to become a new wave outfit and release an infamous version of Falcoīs hit Der Komissar in the 80īs. Well, fortunalty, I never heard this or any other of their pop records. But recently I had the opportunily of finding their first CD and I was quite surprised with their sound: Signs Of Chance is a keyboard driven record that has some nice moments. However, the timing for this kind of music was all wrong. And the stuff here was not good enough to make them be notice for anyone but their local fans.

Not that it was bad, no. In fact I liked their Hammond organ sound and they did have the knack to write a few nice hooks. But the problem is that the songs are no more than ok, Andy Piercy voiceīs is ok and the playing is ok. In all, nothing that really stands out except maybe the fact that they wrote christian lyrics (something unusual in prog circles at the time). And itīs ok with that too, since they were not really preachy. All the tracks are more or less on the same level, except for the instrumental jigs, with its folksy theme, totally out of place here. The CD has a overall good production.

In the end I found this record to be more of a curio than anything else. Even for the time, they were far behind the best prog groups of the day. However, the band showed some promise that unfortunatly were not fulfilled. Signs of Change is definitly for fans and collectors.

Review by b_olariu
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars After the Fire when they releasing their first album in 1978 named Signs of change they already having few years in musical bussines as a christian prog rock band. Taken influences from bands such as ELP, Genesis , Flash, Druid - After the Fire first album is the only prog album from their catalogue. After this release they gone new wave, lose some key members from the band and otained for a a short band name ATF Now, Signs of change is a pretty good moog and hammond orientated prog rock with nice instrumental balance on every piece. The voice of Andy Piercy is fiting very well here. Overall not a weak moment hre, but aswell not a groundbreaking release either, is a decent late '70s prog rock album with christian lyrics. A well desearved 3 stars maybe rounded to 3.5 for pieces like Pilgrim with a folk touch and complex instrumental section or Dance of the Marionette. A fairly forgotten band and release in prog circles.

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3 stars Yes, this is the same After the Fire that brought us the English language cover of Falco's "Der Kommisar". Of course, that's the song that they're best known for. Would it surprise you that they actually started off as a prog rock band? That's true! They were a Christian-oriented band but I never ... (read more)

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