MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

THE BRIDE SAID NO

Nad Sylvan

Crossover Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Nad Sylvan The Bride Said No album cover
3.90 | 111 ratings | 4 reviews | 19% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection


Write a review
Buy NAD SYLVAN Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Bridesmaids (1:17)
2. The Quartermaster (5:38)
3. When The Music Dies (7:00)
4. The White Crown (6:15)
5. What Have You Done (8:29)
6. Crime Of Passion (5:59)
7. A French Kiss In An Italian Cafe (5:58)
8. The Bride Said No (12:26)
- silence (2:00)
9. Black Sheep - hidden track (5:00)

Total Time 60:02

Lyrics

Search NAD SYLVAN The Bride Said No lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search NAD SYLVAN The Bride Said No tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Nad Sylvan / lead vocals, electric & acoustic (5) guitars, keyboards, piano (5), orchestrations (4,5,8), programming (7), producer & mixing

With:
- Tania Doko / lead (8) & backing (2) vocals
- Jade Ell / lead (1,2,5,8) & backing (4,5,7,8) vocals
- Sheona Urquhart / lead (1,2) & backing (4,5,7,8) vocals, saxophone (7)
- Steve Hackett / guitar (5-8)
- Guthrie Govan / guitar (5)
- Roine Stolt / guitar (6)
- Anders Wollbeck / keyboards & programming (3), orchestration (6), sound design (1,2,4,8), co-producer (1,3,6)
- Tony Levin / Chapman stick (3,7), upright bass (5), electric bass (7)
- Jonas Reingold / bass (2,4,6,8), guitar riff (4)
- Nick D'Virgilio / drums (2,4,6,8), percussion (2)
- Doane Perry / drums (3,5,7)
- Alfons Karabuda / waterphone (3)

Releases information

Artwork: Claude Martin and Marcela Bolivar

CD Inside Out Music ‎- 88985429502 (2017, US)
CD Inside Out Music ‎- IOMCD 478 (2017, Europe)

2LP + CD Inside Out Music ‎- IOMLP 478 (2017, Europe) Full album on both media

Thanks to mbzr48 for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
Edit this entry

NAD SYLVAN MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy NAD SYLVAN The Bride Said No Music


The Bride Said NoThe Bride Said No
Inside Out Music 2017
Audio CD$10.78
$10.59 (used)
The Bride Said No (Import Special Edition Deluxe Digipack)The Bride Said No (Import Special Edition Deluxe Digipack)
InsideOutMusic/Sony Music
Audio CD$19.99

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Nad Sylvan - Bride Said No (CD Used Like New) USD $12.77 Buy It Now 8h 26m
Bride Said No - Nad Sylvan - Vinyl LP - New USD $27.83 Buy It Now 2 days
Nad Sylvan - The Bride Said No [New CD] USD $14.77 Buy It Now 5 days
Nad Sylvan - The Bride Said No [New CD] USD $20.49 Buy It Now 5 days
Nad Sylvan Bride Said No (Uk) vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $45.25 Buy It Now 6 days
Nad Sylvan - The Bride Said No (NEW CD) USD $15.68 Buy It Now 6 days
Nad Sylvan-The Bride Said No (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $26.42 Buy It Now 8 days
Nad Sylvan - Bride Said No [New CD] UK - Import USD $14.97 Buy It Now 12 days
Nad Sylvan - Bride Said No [New CD] UK - Import USD $14.04 Buy It Now 13 days
Nad Sylvan - Bride Said No [New Vinyl LP] UK - Import USD $23.44 Buy It Now 14 days
SYLVAN, NAD-BRIDE SAID NO -SPEC/DIGI- CD NEW USD $27.70 Buy It Now 14 days
SYLVAN,NAD-BRIDE SAID NO CD NEW USD $16.48 Buy It Now 15 days
Bride Said No - Nad Sylvan 889854295028 (CD Used Like New) USD $14.82 Buy It Now 16 days
NAD SYLVAN - THE BRIDE SAID NO * USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $13.28 Buy It Now 20 days
NAD SYLVAN - THE BRIDE SAID NO * NEW CD USD $14.03 Buy It Now 20 days
The Bride Said No [5/26] * by Nad Sylvan (Vinyl, May-2017, 2 Discs, Inside... USD $26.41 Buy It Now 20 days
NAD SYLVAN - THE BRIDE SAID NO CD NEW+ USD $25.46 Buy It Now 20 days
Bride Said No - Nad Sylvan - CD - New USD $20.07 Buy It Now 22 days
NAD SYLVAN - THE BRIDE SAID NO 2 VINYL LP+CD NEW+ USD $34.57 Buy It Now 23 days
The Bride Said No [Digipak] * by Nad Sylvan (CD, May-2017, Inside Out Music) USD $11.52 Buy It Now 23 days
Nad Sylvan ?- The Bride Said No CD NEW USD $16.95 Buy It Now 25 days
NAD SYLVAN - THE BRIDE SAID NO * USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $15.40 Buy It Now 27 days
NAD SYLVAN - THE BRIDE SAID NO * NEW CD USD $16.47 Buy It Now 27 days
SYLVAN, NAD-BRIDE SAID NO -SPEC/DIGI- (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $14.73 Buy It Now 29 days
Nad Sylvan-The Bride Said No VINYL NEW USD $30.76 Buy It Now 29 days

More places to buy NAD SYLVAN music online Buy NAD SYLVAN & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

NAD SYLVAN The Bride Said No ratings distribution


3.90
(111 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
19%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(46%)
46%
Good, but non-essential (24%)
24%
Collectors/fans only (7%)
7%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

NAD SYLVAN The Bride Said No reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by rdtprog
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team
4 stars Nad Sylvan has reunited again an impressive list of musicians for this new release. After the short intro, "The Quartermaster" bring some cool keyboards parts in a happy kind of mood. "When The Music Dies" is a song of a different mood with some gorgeous vocals and chants, it's rather melancholic. The rest of the album goes from that semi-ballad and melancholic passages to some more upbeat parts with more place left to the guitar, in "White Crown" and "What we have you done" for example. In the song "Crime of Passion," the melody is spot on with catchy groove and sumptuous orchestration in the Steve Hackett style. "A French Kiss In an Italian Cafe" is a smooth romantic song, probably the weakest track of the album. "The Bride Said No" is the most unpredictable track starting in a soul and funky style before a break in the middle where things get heavier with the keys, bass, and some busy guitar playing. After the previous album, the songs here seems to be working a bit more for me. I think that the Genesis influence is less obvious with some diversity throughout the album and a nice balance between the modern style and past influence.
Review by tszirmay
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover Team
4 stars Nad Sylvan is of course the latest incarnation of the archangel Gabriel, providing a myriad of prog bands the ability to step up to the microphone and sing. To be fair though, his original voice is way more nasal and high-pitched than either Peter or Phil, so please, lets us forego the usual copycat platitudes, as it's simply not true. 'The Bride Said No' is his 5th solo album and quite possibly his best yet, garnering worldwide praise for his efforts. A cooperative effort between Nad and a slew of good friends to help, as some of the prog royalty deigned to show up on the menu. Steve Hackett, Roine Stolt and Guthrie Govan are among the top guitarists in rock period. Some interesting pairings on the rhythmic side with Tony Levin and Doane Perry on one set of tracks and Jonas Reingold bonding with Nick D'Virgilio on another series of pieces . These tandems do not get any better!

After a brief sonic intro, the whistling 'The Quartermaster' lays down the mood quite effectively, a modern prog ditty with thrash rhythms and a hard ass demeanor. Jonas carves the low end, Nick bashes persuasively and Nad sings his heart out, aided by some siren vocals from the ladies. Shimmer, shake and shambles, this is a rowdy adventure that owes a great deal to classic prog stories, flushed by some strident synth colorations.

A mammoth track like 'When the Music Dies' will win anyone over with the sheer magnificence of the melancholic melody, the glorious chorus and the intricate buildup to both. Nad's vocal delivery is not only deeply heartfelt but it's also overpoweringly impressive. Levin and Perry really do the modern rhythm tandem rather well, pulsating forward with glee. I love the similitude to the Bond theme of 'You Only Live Twice', a perfect melody and a genial arching chorus. This my friends, is the real deal. Killer!

More upbeat and very 'Genesisian' is 'The White Crown' with Reingold and D'Virgilio leading the process, involving some spooky synth passages, a high-pitched duet develops between Nad (who can hit the high notes) and backing female vocalist Sheona Urquhart, a very convincing piece of complexity.

On the sultry ballad 'What Have you Done', Nad tells quite the sweet story, trading vocals with Jade Ell and luxuriating in the breeze, sliced open by a long passionate Hackett solo followed by a patented Govan scorcher that smolders like phosphorus. This is another timeless piece of brilliance that cannot and should not escape awareness.

Another nugget is the bold and convincing 'Crime of Passion', with Roine Stolt conducting the proceedings with his slippery guitar rants, Jonas and Nick propelling resolutely and monstrous symphonic keys icing the cake. The orchestrations add a dramatic dimension to the arrangement that elevates it from its rather humble origins. Hackett makes another cameo as only he can, immediately identifiable and mesmerizing.

Tony Levin proves again why he remains the master of the 'basso profundo' (a live quote from the Gabe), manhandling the electric bass as well as the Chapman stick with genial bravado on the romantic and cinematographic 'A French Kiss in an Italian Caf'. Allied with splendid backing vocals from Urquhart and Ell, sliced by some more Hackett , Nad overflows with bittersweet ''l'gance' and 'amore', deliberately emoting on the highest plane. Urquhart blasts a very Roxy Music-ish sax solo to finish off.

The title track is the epic 12 minute+ cliff-hanger that infuses drama and vocal gymnastics from three busy lead vocalists (Nad, Jade and Tania Doko), thus performing a mini-opera of sorts with a story of unfulfilled love and the yearning for freedom. While highly progressive and theatrical, there is a soulful feel that is immediately apparent, not just in the vocal mannerisms but also in the sensual musical instrumentation, that span the slick and sultry to the bombastic and delirious. The instrumental proficiency on display here is ridiculous, by any standard, Jonas in particular proving his reputation as a maestro of the bass guitar. The dynamic storytelling is compelling and convincing, forcing Hackett to blast a tortuous solo off into the stratosphere. Great imagery, fabulous words and a dramatic delivery wins me over immediately, as the white crown makes a reappearance in the lyrics. Slick dude, you are Nad. You go, guy! The mid-section is distinguished by a wailing aria from Tania that will shake your universe, soulfully emotive and overpoweringly impressive. The bride then says no, which leads to a 2 minute silence and a hidden 5 minute bonus track called 'Black Sheep'.

A very entertaining release from an artist that I admired from afar but did not really comprehend. I do now. He is not just another pretty face or a musical box. He is Nad Sylvan.

4 dead rings

Latest members reviews

5 stars I found Nad Sylvan first time when I saw Steve Hackett Genesis revisited Royal Albert Hall -blu-ray. His confident performance of old Genesis songs made great impression on me. When I heard about latest solo album and saw the list of all those great musicians that were involved with it, I thought i ... (read more)

Report this review (#1739079) | Posted by Muumi | Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I first discovered Nad on the Agents of Mercy albums which I very much enjoyed. While Nad's previous solo album "Courting the Widow" was a very good album I was quite surprised on how good the "The Bride Said No" was. 1. The musicians on the new album is absolutely top notch. Just enjoying Gut ... (read more)

Report this review (#1729784) | Posted by Jakerlund | Friday, June 2, 2017 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of NAD SYLVAN "The Bride Said No"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives