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FOREIGN LAND

The Far Meadow

Neo-Prog


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4.13 | 84 ratings | 5 reviews | 35% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2019

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Travelogue (18:55)
2. Sulis Rise (8:22)
3. Mud (5:11)
4. The Fugitive (8:38)
5. Foreign Land (11:08)

Total time: 52:14

Line-up / Musicians

- Marguerita Alexandrou / lead & backing vocals
- Denis Warren / lead & rhythm guitars
- Eliot Minn / keyboards
- Keith Buckman / bass
- Paul Bringloe / drums, percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Brian Mitchell

CD Bad Elephant Music ‎- BEM068 (2019, UK)

FLAC download - bandcamp.com

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THE FAR MEADOW Foreign Land ratings distribution


4.13
(84 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(35%)
35%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
40%
Good, but non-essential (17%)
17%
Collectors/fans only (6%)
6%
Poor. Only for completionists (1%)
1%

THE FAR MEADOW Foreign Land reviews


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Review by Rivertree
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4 stars You know, good things take time, in general. I already was impressed by the sophomore effort 'Given The Impossible' from this London based band. Which sees fabulous singer Marguerita Alexandrou taking part for the first time. That was three years ago. And now the follower album, again released on Bad Elephant Music, appears as another matured issue. Health food in terms of the artistical approach. I'm simply thankful for such inspired songs. Produced by a stable line up, which also includes a compelling staff of musicians taking care of guitar, bass, keys and drums. I can certify a well balanced rate of vocal presence and instrumental scope, which means room for some solo excursions will be scheduled too.

An entertaining composition - the extended Travelogue immediately requires full concentration. I would especially highlight Eliot Minn's widely varied keyboard presence due to hammond, piano, (church) organ, strings, synths aso. The tricky Mud is showing diverse tempo changes and multiple heavy guitar tracks offered by Denis Warren. Decorated with amazing piano lines The Fugitive also evolves to a real band showpiece. Produced by a homogenous unity 'Foreign Land' leaves nothing to be desired. With roundabout fifty minutes running time this album is highly entertaining, anything but overproduced music. This means I'm sure they are able to transfer their skills and spirit to the stage in the same way, well and truly. Definitely a must have for neo and symphonic prog connoisseurs.

Review by Warthur
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars The Far Meadow's Foreign Land offers a style of sunny, optimistic neo-prog which puts me in mind of the best work by the likes of Jadis or Magenta - but with the complexity level dialled up just a tad, taking the music to the periphery of symphonic territory. Marguerita Alexandrou's vocals are a major asset, offering a welcome combination of technical chops and a characterful approach, and the compositions are well judged such that vocals and instrumentals support one another rather than getting in each others' way. With a running time of 50 minutes, nobody should feel shortchanged but equally the band don't outlast their welcome either, with a running order which is largely all-killer, no-filler.

Latest members reviews

4 stars The Far Meadow was founded as a five-piece rock combo in London by Eliot Minn (keyboards), Paul Bringloe (drums), Paul Mallatratt (bass), Jon Barry (guitars), and Nokk (voices). The band grew out of the remnants of 'Blind Panic,' which featured Paul Bringloe (drums) and Eliot Minn (keyboards), J ... (read more)

Report this review (#2237525) | Posted by TenYearsAfter | Thursday, July 11, 2019 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Going to start by saying, "wow"! This album grabbed me at first listen. It's fresh and yet creates some real glimpses of deja vu in the best of ways. My prog roots started with the Yes album Close to the Edge, and while this collection of songs by The Far Meadow aren't arranged anything like CTTE, ... (read more)

Report this review (#2219346) | Posted by SilverLight59 | Friday, June 7, 2019 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I enjoyed the last release from The Far Meadow and their latest, Foreign Land, is even more enjoyable. As before this is symphonic neo-prog. What makes this prog band stand out from the rest is the excellent female vocal which complements and enhances the excellent musicianship throughout the al ... (read more)

Report this review (#2188493) | Posted by CeeJayGee | Friday, April 26, 2019 | Review Permanlink

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