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The Voyager from the album The World has to be rated as one of the best examples of prog rock, and it was the song that introduced me back to prog about 5 years back.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 02:25
Anyone here feel the same as I do with the song.........The Shadow ??? Just an AMAZING track, especially when Nick B let's rip just after the verse " I ran and I ran to go as far as I can...".   This is totally Earth-shattering for my ears and up there with the most moving music I've heard up to this point in my life.....precious few other bands have this affect on me........
Nolan's keys couldn't be more perfect than what he plays here too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snowsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 02:32
The Shadow is a great track Oz!

Great band - cant wait for the new album.

I wonder if the new one can even hope to offer a track as brilliant as This Green and Pleasant Land? Still knowing Pendragon...:)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 02:40
When Nick takes a solo, it's like he's making love to his six-string beast - he just lets his inner passion and soul flow through his fingers and what comes out is usually nothing less than spectacular and inspired. He practically takes Gilmour's style to another level. Andy Latimer comes close too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2014 at 03:46
Just listening to The Masquerade Overture now, and still insist that the passage during The Shadow is as intense and deep as a bj from a hot chick........(can't help but draw an emotional comparison many of us feel.....).
Musical ecstasy in a phrase........
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote King Crimson776 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2014 at 04:04
Their early era (up through Not of This World, minus Kowtow) is an amazing stretch of music. Never all that complex, but one of the most emotional bands in prog. I love that pristine sound too.
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Exactly! Pure emotions <3
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Pure is a really fantastic album from start to finish. I like the way some of the themes are repeated later on in the album. Great, great guitar tone. Excellent keys and bass/drums as well. This is an album I can just play on my stereo rig and just sit back and listen. And I really don't do that much anymore. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2014 at 00:30
Originally posted by CityZen CityZen wrote:

Exactly! Pure emotions <3

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2014 at 05:43
The new album dropped on my doormat this morning, one quick listen so far, sounds really good!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote geekfreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2014 at 09:37
I`ve lost track of Pendragon a few yrs back. so I`ve been wondering which newer albums to seeking a return to Pendragon...
welcome to my own minds expanding mindfulness
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2014 at 06:26
I'm really enjoying the new album so it was really sad to read Rachel's post on FB yesterday that the album had already been uploaded to various Torrent sites, presumably by a Pendragon "fan" as the album hasn't been out long.
Anyone who has any doubts about illegal downloading and its impact on prog bands should read her post.
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I'd like to purchase the new Pendragon album, but it is very expensive to do so.  Amazon is charging $35 USD, whereas these days most new albums are selling for $10, at least upon release; going up to $14 or $15 after the initial surge.  I might buy the download off of CDBaby for $15 USD or maybe buy it directly from the band for 12 pounds which translates to roughly $20 USD plus shipping.  I really dislike the inability to purchase so many English prog bands albums for a decent price.  I'm just not a fan of import markups. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 22 2014 at 23:59
Hmm, Wayside has it for $21.  Same with Laser's Edge.  Yeesh.  (Better than $35, though!) 
Looks like Kinesis has it for $19.99.
What happened to their deal with Madfish, I wonder?

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I got mine from those wonderful people at Caerlysi Music in Wales, and it arrived this morning, signed by the great Nick Barrett himself

I am going to put it on this evenings hen I get back from work. This is one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2014 in the Laz household.

I really hope that you US folks can get a decent copy at a decent price.


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I'm so confused by the release schedule for MWCM. They never really announced it properly at all. I checked their website regularly and there were no concrete updates. And now Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, have "run out of stock", mere weeks after the apparent release.
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Originally posted by RoeDent RoeDent wrote:

I'm so confused by the release schedule for MWCM. They never really announced it properly at all. I checked their website regularly and there were no concrete updates. And now Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, have "run out of stock", mere weeks after the apparent release.
I would suggest you join the Pendragon OCD Facebook group - it would have been impossible to miss the new album as Rachel has been posting regular updates throughout the recording.
There's plenty of stuff about it on their website as well - it was announced on 14th October.
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

I would suggest you join the Pendragon OCD Facebook group - it would have been impossible to miss the new album as Rachel has been posting regular updates throughout the recording.
There's plenty of stuff about it on their website as well - it was announced on 14th October.


First of all, I don't have Facebook and don't intend on getting it. Second, the website says it's available through their web shop. When is/was it available "in all good music retailers"? That's what I mean. If I can, I prefer to buy my CDs from a shop. Saves all that faffing around and morning after disappointing morning of anxiously waiting for the postman.
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I mostly a fan of their recent heavier stuff(I am a metalhead after all)

Pure and Passion are my favorites, I could never really get into the early albums Tongue
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Originally posted by RoeDent RoeDent wrote:

I'm so confused by the release schedule for MWCM. They never really announced it properly at all. I checked their website regularly and there were no concrete updates. And now Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, have "run out of stock", mere weeks after the apparent release.


I got mine from Caerllysi Music, which has the added advantage of being based in Cymru. It is a great outlet for all things prog. It is still being advertised, so I imagine Will, the proprietor, still has at least one copy, so why not try him? The website is at caerllysimusic.co.uk.

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