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3.24 | 34 ratings | 6 reviews | 6% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Circus Of The Absurd (7:57)
2. Ghosts Of Years (6:01)
3. Believe Me Now (4:52)
4. Building A Perfect Universe pt I (4:44)
i) Endless Space
ii) The Spark
iii) Creating God
5. Building A Perfect Universe pt 2 (5:02)
i) Understanding The Machine
ii) All That You See
6. Song Of The Albatross (7:02)
7. Black Sun (7:14)
8. Bonus Tracks: Reborn (Live) (6:20)
9. Circus Edit (5:44)

Total Time: 54:56

Line-up / Musicians

- Andy Wells / vocals, guitar, bass, piano, organ, mellotron, synthesizers
- Tony Drake / vocals, guitar, lead guitar
- Kevin Mulvihill / percussion
- Oliver Drake / additional guitar & bass
- Mike Syslo / bass ("Circus & Reborn")
- Emma Louise Pearson / keyboards ("Reborn Live")

Releases information

CD Holyground Records #HDYCD04

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PILGRYM Pilgrimage ratings distribution

(34 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(6%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(34%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (22%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

PILGRYM Pilgrimage reviews

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Review by hdfisch
2 stars This album might be a rather fine one in AOR or arena rock if released 20 years earlier.In fact it has one quite good track this is "Black Sun" and one really bad commercial and AOR type radio-friendly one that is track #3, the rest is quite mediocre, as well the musicianship. Certainly nice for 1 or 2 spins, but really nothing special and quite okay for a British release in prog nowadays when it's hard to find good ones from there. The heyday of British Prog has definitively gone. Only good for 2 stars!
Review by Marty McFly
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4 stars Very surprised to see this with average under 3 stars. Even I understand that many parts of it are typical AOR (Ghost of Years or Believe Me Now). Better one is first track, Circus Of The Absurd and something like epic composition of Building A Perfect Universe, which stands above them all as the best song here. With addition of exceptional rest of songs here.

This album is really weird, it stars as good prog album, but then continues as almost "Asia" like weak music before reaching last 2/3 of album, which are really great. Well, I suppose it's not problem, so if you can get yourself over first part, I'm sure that

4(-) is proper rating. With one flaw - drums are really terrible.

Review by progrules
3 stars I have been reviewing some other subgenre albums lately but I started to miss my warm cradle that's called neo prog; so therefore time to return. And what better place to come back with than this (so far) flash-in-the-pan album by Pilgrym: Pilgrimage. By listening to this one I know what I've been missing. Simply a very fine little album with far from groundbreaking material but oh so wonderful !

First two songs bring me immediately in the great mood the band wants to get their audience in. Stunning melodies executed in a terrific way. Well, ok, let's not get carried away too much. Like I said, it's not groundbreaking and it really sounds like what neo sounds like for decades. Also next few tracks sound very harmonic and accessible and I can only conclude this album is a very fine listening for almost an hour. Highlight is the added live song Reborn with some excellent guitar leaving the listener enchanted.

Passages like that once again tempt me to give this album four stars. But after some long contemplation I have to admit that this album isn't really an excellent addition to ANY prog rock collection, just to neo fans. And even I have to conclude I've heard more impressive stuff in this subgenre. So I'll leave it at three but strongly rounded down (3,4). Once again the half star possibility would have been a welcome outcome here !

Latest members reviews

4 stars Quite surprised to see such a low rating for an excellent debut album - it deserves much better. Despite the strange vocals the muscianship is strong and very competant. The album appears to have a dark side, maelovolent and brooding, though this is no detraction, quite the opposite, it pro ... (read more)

Report this review (#91880) | Posted by huge | Sunday, September 24, 2006 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Mmmh listened to this a few times not and its not too bad but I do not hear anything new or original on this album. Also not too sure where the Dave Gilmour reference comes in on the vocals. I think the lead vocalist is average at best. The songs are in the main not true prog rock but more ... (read more)

Report this review (#30809) | Posted by | Thursday, September 9, 2004 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Got this album on the advice of a Brazilian prog site review, the cover itself got me hooked in firstly [ magnificent artist ] but the music takes the front seat once listened to with soaring hammond organ and eerie haunting mellotron, very reminicent of early King Crimson / Yes. The vocals a ... (read more)

Report this review (#30808) | Posted by | Thursday, June 3, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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