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3.41 | 13 ratings | 4 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. What Are We Bound For (7:14)
2. Creatures Of God (3:50)
3. To Our Children's Children (6:22)
4. The Machine (10:43)
5. World On The Scales (4:22)
6. There's A Fire (10:39)
7. The Call Of Nature (5:31)
8. Aquarius (vocal Version)(5:23)
9. Evening Glow (5:59)

Total Time: 60:03

Line-up / Musicians

- Gandalf / guitars, Mellotron, keyboards, percussion and some more
- Tracy Hitchings / vocals
- Erich Buchebner / bass
- Peter Rosmanith / percussion

Releases information

CD SI-Music SIMPly 66 / SI 3066-2 (SEAGULL MUSIC 041266-2)

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GANDALF To Our Children's Children ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (25%)
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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
3 stars The call of nature

My introduction to Gandalf was 1992's Gallery Of Dreams album on which he collaborated with one of my great heroes in Steve Hackett of Genesis fame. On this follow-up album, Gandalf collaborates with the queen of Neo-Prog, Tracy Hitchings, known from (among other bands) Quasar, Landmarq, and Strangers On A Train. Hitchings, who also sang on one song on Gallery Of Dreams, provides vocals throughout on this vocally dominated album. I absolutely love Tracy's powerful and distinctive voice and it brings great value to Gandalf's music and makes To Our Children's Children a very nice listen for me (even if the lyrics are often clichéd and full of environmentalist myths).

Soundwise, the closest comparison would probably be with Strangers On A Train where Tracy worked with Clive Nolan and Karl Groom. As such, this is a bit softer than most of the other projects that she worked on (Quasar, Landmarq, etc.). Still, people who appreciate Hitchings voice and enjoyed her participation in various (mostly Neo-Prog) bands should definitely check out To Our Children's Children.

We have here sweeping, symphonic soundscapes with piano and acoustic guitars and occasional electric guitars and some percussions. There are no proper drums as such and the tempos are usually slow. You might perhaps call this "progressive Soft Rock" with a pleasant New-Age feel. But even though softer than I would normally appreciate, Tracy's magnificent voice commands my attention and drives the well-structured compositions along.

This is certainly not everyone's cup of tea, but I like it!

Latest members reviews

2 stars It is really a suprise for me how can this album be so overrated... After "The Shining" this is the second album of Gandalf that features vocals in almost entirely. Well, what can I say... this album simply looks to be the worst moment in the career of this fine Austrian multi-instrumentalist. Don't ... (read more)

Report this review (#113756) | Posted by eMTee | Tuesday, February 27, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars a nice piece of music.really good vocals.pretty serious lyrics about how we destroy ourselfs and mother nature.with such serious topics you will think this album will make you sad,but it does brings you you ... (read more)

Report this review (#37225) | Posted by brynjulf | Wednesday, June 22, 2005 | Review Permanlink

5 stars A fantastic piece of work, with heartfelt emotional vocals from Tracy Hitchings. This set is full of melody and meaning. Some really nice orchestral anthems knocking around on this album - the title track is excellent. The album has an 80s-ish feel about it, but is basically timeless . . not quit ... (read more)

Report this review (#26425) | Posted by | Saturday, December 27, 2003 | Review Permanlink

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