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Mandalaband

Symphonic Prog


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3.15 | 23 ratings | 3 reviews | 9% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. A Bloodline Born (Medina/Rohl)
2. Magdalena (Medina/Rohl)
3. Palatium Britannicum (Mulford/Rohl)
4. England's Heart and Soul (Rohl)
5. Sancto Laurent (Mulford/Rohl)
6. Flight to Osca (Mulford/Rohl)
7. Visigoths (Rohl)
8. Saracens (Medina/Rohl)
9. Al-Andalus (Rohl)
10. Unholy Orders (Mulford/Rohl)
11. The Kingdom of Aragon (Medina/Rohl/Spear)
12. Holy Orders (Rohl/Turner)
13. Le Perche Val (Mulford/Rohl)
14. Anfortas Rex (Rohl)
15. Galadriel [Bonus Track] (Lees)

Total running time 76 minutes

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Line-up / Musicians


- ASHLEY MULFORD / guitars
- WOOLLY WOLSTENHOLME / Mellotron & Keyboards
- KIM TURNER / Drums & Percussion
- DAVID ROHL / Writer, Engineer, Producer and Keyboards
- TROY DONOCKLEY / Uilleann Pipes, Whistles & Guitars
- JOSE MANUEL MEDINA / Keyboards
- MARC ATKINSON / Vocals
- GEOFFREY RICHARDSON / Violin, Viola, Flute, Clarinet & guitars
- CRAIG FLETCHER / Bass Guitar
- BARBARA & BRIONY MACANAS / Vocals

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Engineered and Produced by David Rohl

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3.15
(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
9%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
52%
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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
2 stars Woolly Wolstenholme's final words

This is the fourth album released under the name of Mandalaband, the first two coming in the 70's (Mandalaband I in 1975 and Mandalaband II in 1978). It then took more than 30 years for Mandalaband III to see the light of day in 2009, and now in 2011 they present us with Mandalaband IV - AD: Sangreal. Like all the previous Mandalaband releases, this one too is a concept album. Musically, it is most similar to Mandalaband III in its pleasant mixture of World Music, New Age, Soft Rock, Symphonic bombast and some more modern sounds. Fans of Mike Oldfield, Barclay James Harvest, The Moody Blues and perhaps Vangelis will probably like this, but this new album is less good than all the previous ones.

Like on previous albums, there is a plethora of instruments played by a number of guests including Woolly Wolstenholme who took his own life shortly after this album was created. In tribute to Woolly, a new version of Barclay James Harvest's Galadriel is attached as a bonus track.

As I have pointed out in previous reviews, Mandalaband is not so much a band as a "project", similar to the Alan Parsons Project. The Alan Parsons of Mandalaband is David Rohl who is the main composer, orchestrator, producer and engineer. He also sings and plays various instruments. And he is also a professor of archaeology!

I recommend investigating the albums of Mandalaband in chronological order, this one is their least interesting so far. It is not bad as such, but it adds little to what they already gave us on the previous album.

Recommended only to fans (if there are any such?!)

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4 stars Many years back I managed to lay my hands on the second album by the Mandalaband. I was interested mainly because all members of Barclay James Harvest took part in tha project. The music turned out realy nice, in a way very much different from BJH but also reminiscent of the pastoral atmospher ... (read more)

Report this review (#955554) | Posted by Theo Verstrael | Tuesday, May 07, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Mandalaband - Sangreal My love for the Mandalaband dates back to 1976, when that tremendous album "Eye of Wendor" was released (on vinyl) with collaborations of members of 10cc, BJH and the Moody Blues(and Maddy Prior of course), what a beautiful album. David Rohl, the initiator of the Mand ... (read more)

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