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3.56 | 56 ratings | 6 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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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. Isault (5:10)
5. The Daemon Of The World (14:44) :
- I) The Arrival Of The Phoenix
- II) Across The Abyss
- III) The Daemon
- IV) The Wanderer
- V) IHS
- VI) Tuba Mirum

Total Time: 40:07

Line-up / Musicians

- Robert John Godfrey / keyboards, composer, orchestration & conductor

- Christopher Lewis / vocals
- Jim Scott / guitar
- Nigel Morton / Hammond organ
- Neil Tetlow / bass
- Tristan Fry / percussion
- Ronnie McCrea / percussion

Releases information

Artwork: FACE @ Hipgnosis

LP Charisma ‎- CAS 1084 (1974, UK)

CD Operation Seraphim ‎- EWCD18 (2010, UK)

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THE ENID Robert John Godfrey: Fall Of Hyperion ratings distribution

(56 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

THE ENID Robert John Godfrey: Fall Of Hyperion reviews

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Review by Warthur
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 He may have the appearance of a college professor with his long beard and studious expression, but ROBERT JOHN GODFREY is the main driving force behind THE ENID, the Symphonic Prog band that's been around now for well over 40 years. Although this album, "Fall of Hyperion" (1974), is billed as a ... (read more)

Report this review (#2284819) | Posted by Psychedelic Paul | Sunday, December 1, 2019 | Review Permanlink

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)

Report this review (#25889) | Posted by | Friday, October 22, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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