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Epidaurus

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1.84 | 12 ratings | 3 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Intro (2:39)
2. Tonight (6:17)
3. October 1919 (4:11)
4. Take Me Back (4:31)
5. By The Wayside (5:56)
6. Tinker Or Tailor (5:19)
7. Between The Lines (6:21)
8. Seed In Your Heart (6:12)
9. Without You (5:39)

Total Time: 47:05

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Line-up / Musicians

- Christiane Wand / vocals
- GŁnther Henne / keyboards
- Gerd Linke / drums, keyboards
- Manfred Struck / drums
- Heinz Kunert / bass
- Uwe Asshoff / guitars
- Eckhard Lander / vocals

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EPIDAURUS Endangered ratings distribution


1.84
(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
8%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(8%)
8%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (42%)
42%
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)
8%

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Review by ZowieZiggy
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1 stars Epidaurus released a good album in 1977 and then took a little rest...Seventeen years actually ! Times have changed in the meantime. So, did the band. And not for the best.

The album nicely opens on an a spacey instrumental. It sounds as a good start for a concept album, but unfortunately it won't be the case. I quite liked the special and high pitched vocals from Chrisitane Wand so what the heck do we need these weird male vocals during "Tonight" ? and even if "Tonight" is also pleasant, these vocals partially ruin it. Pop influence is already present. Symph pop ?

"October 1919" is my fave "Endangered" song. Another good instrumental even if it is a bit repetitive.

Now, most of the following numbers are not really great. Mellow and uninspired music. Vocals will have a more important role but I have to say that the fantasy of their first work is gone. Most compositions sound the same and when you listen to this album in a row, some sort of dull feeling prevails.

The "climax" is reached with "Between the Lines". Believe me, there is nothing to read between them. The worse here even if Christiane tries to save it a bit. Actually, in this song her tone of voice reminds me Jerney Kaagman (from "Earth & Fire").

Well, maybe that the worse was not reached, yet : "Seed In Your Heart" is particularly hard to diggest. Poor "commercial" song (although I doubt that the band could reach the charts with such a song). Pop / disco with trumpets and tutti quanti. Bad, bad, bad.

Even if the mood is still on the mellow side, the closing number is probably one of "best" song of the album. Nice acoustic intro (at last we got rid of those awful rhythms) !

Absolutely not essential of course. One little star and time for "Epidaurus" to call it quit (actually they should have done it after their first album, at least they would have been recalled for having released a good album).

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Posted Thursday, September 06, 2007

Review by Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars Well, after 17 years the german group Epidaurus came back with this CD. Make no mistake, their sound changed a lot! And not for the better, unfortunatly. Actually it is not bad music, but it is a completely different band. Most of the stuff here is simply too popish. Which is a pity really, since it is obvious they are terrific musicians and Christiane Wand has a beautiful voice.

The quality of their material is quite uneven too, jumping from prog to eletronic to pop without warning. It lacks direction and personality, as many tracks seem to be done by a different bands at times. Some songs are nice (October 1919 and Between The Lines, for instance are fine pop tunes, the former kind of a Genesis instrumental circa 1978 and the latter reminds me of Renaissance around the time of Song For All Seasons). But sometimes they just blow it (Seed Your Heart is terrible).

Conclusion: you better listen to this record before you even consider buying it. Although - for my taste - not a complete disaster, it is nothing like their promising, symphonic and very good debut in 1977. Two stars.

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Posted Monday, August 11, 2008

Review by Marty McFly
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2 stars Much worse than their debut. The biggest changes that has happened in between are 1)dominant woman vocals (which became much more extensive) 2)simplified sound, even I've heard worse. This is certainly step in a bad direction and after this, this is yet another example of one album wonder + one disaster in form of follow-up.

Well, I was trying to find something good on this, but it's so hard. Cheap melodies (strong melodic element actually, but not a good one), almost to the point where it becomes very annoying.

2(-), not good, it really isn't worth of adventurous listener's attention, only for historical purposes and/or if you want to hear something unchallenging, easy-listening music.

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