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INTRODUCING PENDRAGON

Pendragon

 

Neo-Prog

3.21 | 10 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer
2 stars A more interesting than really good compilation. I have always waited Pendragon to release a double CD best of, for they had too many good moments to fill in a single CD (although A Historia serves very well as an introduction, at least up to 1996´s The Masquerade Overture). The problem here seems to be that the band wanted to focus on their latter day works, which are, in a way, not as remarkable as what they had produced until 2001. So a newbie would not get anything from their first album The Jewel, and only one song each from 1988´s Kowtow to Not Of This World (2001). and those are hardly very representative of that period. Very little for almost two decades of being one of the best prog acts to surface in the early 80´s.

On the other hand we have a whole CD dedicated entirely to Pendragon´s last 3 albums up to 2013 which were good, but somewhat less inspired and stylistic quite different from their previous masterpieces. Good stuff always, but still not as good as... you know what I mean. So this is more introductory to their recent works than an overview of the band´s discography and talent. I´m still waiting for a double CD with a good account of their best moments. Or, much more deservedly, a three or four CD boxset with rarities and unreleased material.

Tarcisio Moura | 2/5 |

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