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4.02 | 148 ratings | 6 reviews | 31% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

- In the Grand Scheme of Things :
1. I. The Schemer Wakes (2:14)
2. II. Letter for Alice (3:01)
3. III. Happiness (5:17)
4. IV. The Stalker Walks (2:31)
5. V. Pascal's Wager (3:56)
6. VI. Out of the Goldilocks Zone (3:01)
7. VII. Together There (1:49)
8. VIII. The Schemer Sleeps (0:36)
9. Voice of Outside (5:38)
10. A St. Martin's Summer (3:07)
- Eternal Return :
11. I. New Promise (2:58)
12. II. At First Light (2:01)
13. III. Nectar Junky (2:24)
14. IV. A Carpathian Day (1:50)
15. V. Default Setting Escape (1:26)
16. VI. Waking Moment (3:37)
17. Transient Dream (5:25)
18. Mare Imbrium (1:17)
- In Love and War :
19. I. Love (3:36)
20. II. War (6:35)
21. All for You (4:26)

Total Time 66:45

Line-up / Musicians

- Trevor Tabone / vocals, keyboards
- Petr Lux / guitar, backing vocals, mixing
- Jirka Matousek / bass
- Petr Matousek / drums

- Lucy Lux / backing vocals

Releases information

Artwork: Andy Hunt, Trevor Tabone

CD Self-released (2016, Czech Republic)

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DIFFERENT LIGHT The Burden of Paradise ratings distribution

(148 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(31%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (1%)

DIFFERENT LIGHT The Burden of Paradise reviews

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Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars DIFFERENT LIGHT is a band project that serves as the creative vehicle of composer and musician Trevor Tabone. Initially formed in Malta in 1994, the band fell apart a few years later but then reappeared as a venture based in the Czech Republic starting in 2008. Following the return of Different Light they have released a compilation album and two studio productions. "The Burden of Paradise" is the most recent of the latter, and was self-released by the band in 2016.

Sometimes you do not need to say all that much about an album, and this is just such a case. A well made album on all levels, featuring material that should please just about anyone with a taste for classic era, mid 80's style neo-progressive rock. If this is the kind of music you tend to enjoy, this is an album that most certainly warrants a check.

Latest members reviews

4 stars So Much To Love On This Album! Starting with a low droning synth patch which segues into a delicate piano pattern with a portion of Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" speech setting the tone for what follows, you know that this is probably NOT going to be your average, standard Crossover out ... (read more)

Report this review (#1840681) | Posted by Cylli Kat (0fficial) | Monday, December 11, 2017 | Review Permanlink

5 stars In short: this is going to end up very high on my list of favourite albums of the year, and it won't surprise me if it takes the top spot. Beautiful, intricately constructed, melodic progressive rock with gorgeous harmonies, interesting lyrics, lovely interplay between parts and the occasional ... (read more)

Report this review (#1640975) | Posted by benbell | Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I never knew about this band, but I'm blown away. I really like this kind of progrock. It has some similarities to IQ, Millenium, Pendragon but also It Bites and Saga. The style is a heavy kind of prog, with lots of guitarriffs and solos. There are lots of rhythm changes and nice heavy soloing o ... (read more)

Report this review (#1612553) | Posted by Kingsnake | Monday, September 19, 2016 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Review #33. I must admit that I had no idea about 'Different Light'; this is actually the first album I listened by them, and I am very pleased to say the least. When I sit down to write a "review" I try to listen to the album at least 3 or 4 times first. (Right now I am listening to it for t ... (read more)

Report this review (#1611227) | Posted by The Jester | Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | Review Permanlink

5 stars For the unaware, DIFFERENT LIGHT have been around since 1994. The combo went through various personnel changes to emerge the current line-up, embracing Trevor Tabone (keyboards / vocals), Petr Lux (guitars / backing vocals), Jirka Matousek (bass) and Petr Matousek (drums). Their newest CD 'The B ... (read more)

Report this review (#1548929) | Posted by PH | Thursday, April 7, 2016 | Review Permanlink

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