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3.87 | 43 ratings | 1 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Day 1 Far Away Minds (7:27)
2. Day 2 Before I Fall (6:18)
3. Buy Track 3. Day 3 Crawling Back (4:15)
4. Day 4 Low Throws (2:02)
5. Day 5 Fitting In (2:56)
6. Day 6 Altered State (1:23)
7. Day 7 Long Walk (2:12)
8. Day 8 Silent Friends (5:17)
9. Day 9 Reaching Out (2:09)
10. Day 10 No Regrets (6:38)
11. On Reflection (3:56)

Total time 44:33

Line-up / Musicians

- Sian Elson / lead & backing vocals
- Martin Rosser / guitar, backing vocals
- Kevin Dawson / keyboards
- Allen McCarthy / lead & backing vocals, bass
- Allan Mason‐Jones / drums, percussion

- Molly Elson / narration

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

CD White Knight Records (2018, UK)

Digital album

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C SIDES 10 Days ratings distribution

(43 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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Review by kev rowland
5 stars This is the third album C-Sides, who apparently have gone through a slight name change. Originally formed by three ex-members of the mighty Magenta, it still features Martin Rosser (guitar, backing vocals) and Allan Mason-James (drums), while singer/bassist Allen McCarthy has been there since the debut. But only one year on from the last album and there have been other changes, with Sian Elson joining as co-lead singer with Allen, and new keyboard player in Kevin Dawson. With male and female vocals now at the forefront, the band has a different sound than previously, so of course the only way to announce their presence is with a full-blown concept album, complete with narration (provided by Molly Elson). This is based on the ten days Nellie Bly, an American reporter in the late 1800's, spent in the asylum for the insane on Blackwell Island. There are eleven songs in total, one for each of the days with the last being "On Reflection".

Overall the album is a delight, with a very modern sound which is light and unpretentious, yet also with plenty of nods back to bands like Genesis and Yes, while also bringing in Magenta, IQ, Big Big Train and Galahad. The music twists and moves, and one is never sure if the acoustic guitars are going to take central stage, whether it will be rocking along, or if it will be something more melodic. There is even slide guitar! A special mention must be made of the production, which is simply superb. The resonance coming from the acoustic is quite astonishing and should be held up as a way of doing things. Allen McCarthy and Sian Elson's vocals work incredibly well together, both melodic and fluid, yet the different ranges allows for additional depth and emotion to be portrayed. Punchy, dramatic, full of life and vigour, this is a superb album which delivers more each and every time I listen to it.

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