Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

ODIN DRAGONFLY: OFFERINGS (WITH ANGELA GORDON)

Heather Findlay

Crossover Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Heather Findlay Odin Dragonfly: Offerings (with Angela Gordon) album cover
3.95 | 2 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review

Buy HEATHER FINDLAY Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Web (3:27)
2. Given Time (4:28)
3. How I Feel Today (4:26)
4. Magpie (4:50)
5. Yellow Time (5:14)
6. This Game (4:05)
7. Round & Round (3:15)
8. Witches Promise (3:36)
9. Waiting For The Snow (3:03)
10. Magnolia Half-Moon (4:47)
11. Caught In A Fold (3:34)
12. Forsaken Love (4:46)

Total time 49:31

Line-up / Musicians

- Heather Findlay / vocals, guitar, percussion, penny whistle
- Angela Gordon / vocals, flute, piano

Releases information

CD Self-released ODCD001 (2007, UK)
CD Black Sand Records ODCD002 (2012, US, remastered)

Thanks to NotAProghead for the addition
Edit this entry

Buy HEATHER FINDLAY Odin Dragonfly: Offerings (with Angela Gordon) Music




More places to buy HEATHER FINDLAY music online

HEATHER FINDLAY Odin Dragonfly: Offerings (with Angela Gordon) ratings distribution


3.95
(2 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
50%
Good, but non-essential (50%)
50%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

HEATHER FINDLAY Odin Dragonfly: Offerings (with Angela Gordon) reviews


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

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams
4 stars I'm not sure whether this album should be put in Heather Findlay's discography as ODIN DRAGONFLY is a project by her together with her former bandmate before and in MOSTLY AUTUMN, Angela GORDON. In fact, ODIN DRAGONFLY is made from the letters of their surnames.

It's folky like the more acoustic songs of Mostly Autumn and it also includes some MA covers. I have to say that I've always thought that the effort of Angela Gordon as arranger and performer in Mostly Autumn has often been underestimated. Mostly Autumn have lost a lot with her leaving. Of course Heather has been a bog loss, too.

The songs, even those which aren't covers, have the typical mostly autumn mood. They don't have the guitar of Bryan Josh crying in a David Gilmur style and for this reason are tendentially more folk than prog but fans of Mostly Autumn shouldn't miss this album. Heather and Angela were already playing in a duo before joining Mostly Autumn and it's reflected in the songs quality.

An acoustic album of this kind with those qualities would have probably achieved a big success in the flower power age. I don't mean that it sounds aged, as the material, covers apart, is relatively new. It's that it's completely "unplugged" and the female vocals have a sort of hippy resemblance. But on tracks like "Magpie" the instrumental part made by acoustic guitar and flute justifies completely the "prog label". Strangely, while relistening to that song, I have noticed vocal harmonies that made the ABBA pop up in my mind.

Even if Angela is now back to Mostly Autumn and Heather is struggling trying a solo career which apparently is not giving her many satisfactions, this album is fresh and in my opinion shows how important Angela Gordon was in the first albums of Mostly Autumn. Hether's voice can't be discussed in any way.

The album is about to be remastered and the two girls from York are still performing live sometimes, even if this is remained the only Odin Dragonfly album and is now 12 years old.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of HEATHER FINDLAY "Odin Dragonfly: Offerings (with Angela Gordon)"

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

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.