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THE REST OF PENDRAGON

Pendragon

 

Neo-Prog

2.92 | 57 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars GOOD TITLE

While Pendragon was not very prolific in terms of releasing original albums, they will output several EP's, compilations and live ones. What you'll get here is actually a collection of their first three EP's "Fly High, Fall Far", "Red Shoes" and "Saved By You".

They are presented anti-clockwise which is good to know to be able to distinguish their evolution (?) during these seven years that seperate them, although most of these songs are a bit uniform, nice but not essential.

"Dark Summer's Day" is a mellow ballad with a great and emotional guitar break at the end. Yes, it reminds me of Carlos Santana and do not yell at me. I am not kidding and I like the man's work (Carlos) very well. There is even a rocking one! "Red Shoes". Nice and gentle. Can you imagine Pendragon trying to boogie ? Listen to this one and figure out ! Another track will be rescued with a great guitar finale "Searching".

The best track featured here (but it was already the case on the original EP "Fly High..." is without doubt "Victims Of Life" : a true Pendragon song, full of emotion and beauty. The most elaborate song of this compilation. The live version for "Fly High" is the one featured on their live album "9:15 Live".

These are my three favourite ones.

Basically, what you'll get here is nothing from the other world. As the title tells us. Just an opportunity for Pendragon die-hard fans to get these three EP's on one CD. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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