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FALL OF HYPERION - ROBERT JOHN GODFREY

The Enid

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3.46 | 29 ratings | 5 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Raven (8:46)
2. Mountains (6:56)
3. Water Song (5:57)
4. End of Side 1 (0:04)
5. Isault (5:10)
6. The Daemon Of The World (14:44)
I) The Arrival Of The Phoenix
II) Across The Abyss
III) The Daemon
IV) The Wanderer
V) His
VI) Tuba Mirum

Total Time: 40:07

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Line-up / Musicians

- Robert John Godfrey / keyboards
- Christopher Lewis / vocals
- Neil Tetlow / bass
- Jim Scott / guitars
- Tristan Fry & Ronnie McCrea / percussion
- Nigel Morton / Hammond organ

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LP: Charisma Records # CAS 1084

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3.46
(29 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
14%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
54%
Good, but non-essential (21%)
21%
Collectors/fans only (11%)
11%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
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Review by Warthur
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2 stars Not an Enid album, but it does make sense to place it here, seeing as it's where Robert John Godfrey first tried out a number of musical ideas which would eventually become cornerstones of the Enid's sound. To be honest, I'm not a fan; whilst the Enid/Godfrey can make quite powerful music, they also seem to gravitate to some of the more saccharine and cloying elements of classical music (of the sort plastered all over Hollywood scores of old), and this album is no exception. An interesting ride for keyboard fans, but the compositions don't add up to anything compelling. Still, probably worth tracking down if you are a major Enid fan who wants to track down Godfrey's musical roots.

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4 stars The Key to the Enid, a transitional moment between BJH and Godfrey's own eccentric brand of classical music, The Fall of Hyperion, titled from a poem by Keats, is a collection of slow-moving orchestral rock songs, but without the hype, primitivism, and overworn gestures of symphonic rock. Give ... (read more)

Report this review (#81517) | Posted by mburgh | Monday, June 19, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Work released in 1973 "Fall Of Hyperion". Solo work of Robert John Godfrey. The content is the one having to say the introductory chapter of THE ENID exactly. It is romantically classic. make good use of the piano, the keyboard, and the organ.The play of the percussion instrument is an orchest ... (read more)

Report this review (#60292) | Posted by braindamage | Wednesday, December 14, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Enid's first album isn't an instrumental album like the ones that follow this one. However, the classical/symphonic element that we know from the other albums is still there. Christopher Lewis' vocals remind me the vocals of Pink Floyd on the wall at times, but this is certainly not a rip off. ... (read more)

Report this review (#44285) | Posted by Dan Yaron | Thursday, August 25, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is not an Enid album,although having said that,there are moments on this album you would think it was.Probably because some of the melodies on this record were used on later enid albums.Such good tunes as they are, i expect robert wanted them to be heard,and as this album was deleted so s ... (read more)

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