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3.61 | 23 ratings | 2 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

Live At Hammersmith Volume I:
God Save the Queen, The Last Judgement, In the Region of the Summer Stars, Fand
Live At Hammersmith Volume 2:
Mayday Galliard, Humoresque, Cortege, Albion Fair, Encore

CD Version:
1. National Anthem (1:39)
2. Judgement (9:18)
3. In the Region of the Summer Stars (7:30)
4. Mayday Galliard (7:11)
5. Music from Charades (I) (8:07)
6. Music from Charades (II) (5:29)
7. The Song of Fand (Part One) (12:29)
8. The Song of Fand (Part Two) (6:18)

Total Time: 58:01

Line-up / Musicians

- Robert John Godfrey / keyboards
- Stephen Stewart / guitar
- Francis Lickerish / guitar
- Terry Pack / bass
- William Gilmour / keyboards
- Tony Freer / woodwinds, keyboards
- Dave Storey / drums
- Martin Wallis / keyboards
- Dean & Matthew / keyboards

Releases information

LP The Enid #ENID1/ENID2 (1983)
CD Mantella #MNTLCD10 (1993)

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THE ENID The Enid - Live At Hammersmith (Volumes I & II) ratings distribution

(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(65%)
Good, but non-essential (13%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
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Review by Marcelo
3 stars I don't know if this is a prog rock album in the whole words sense. This is an orchestral live album, all instrumental, plenty of fine melodies. You can hear drops of electric guitar in the middle of pompous Wagnerian feeling or sometimes soft classical music arranges, and if for you doesn't matter the typical progressive rock sounds and enjoy good music forgetting the genre, this is a nice option. Another bands used a symphonic orchestra like an essential part in some of their stuffs, like (I remember right now) PROCOL HARUM's "Live With The Edmonton Orchestra" or DEEP PURPLE's "Live With The London Orchestra", but while PH conserved a very progressive sense in that album, and DP continued being a hard rock band in that double cd, THE ENID's "Live At Hammersmith", instead, isn't a real rock work. I heard similarities with the MIKE OLDFIELD's "The Orchestral Tubular Bells" style, and anyone who enjoyed MO music in that vein, surely will find in this THE ENID stuff a delicious dish.

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4 stars This is a review for the CD version of this release. I had the vinyl versions for years but the CD is such a step up in terms of sound quality that it's an essential purchase for the Enid fan. It starts with an arrangement of the national anthem by RJG that blows other versions away, before a pe ... (read more)

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