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STORY TELLERS - PART TWO

Tiger Moth Tales

 

Neo-Prog

4.15 | 19 ratings

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Rissan
3 stars Although for Pete Jones 2018 was largely dominated by his participation as a singer, keyboardist and saxophonist on the tour of progressive rock legend Camel, he still found the time and space to work on new songs for Tiger Moth Tales. This results in the album Storyteller Part Two, in which Jones returns to composing music based on stories from some of his favorite youth authors, this time including Hans Christian Andersen and A.A. Milne.

Storyteller Part Two has become a diverse album that shows a varied palette of styles. There are several compositions about The Snow Queen and Jones has managed to tie his old vocal partner Emma Friend for a few duets. On the one hand, we are confronted with the colourism interpretations of Monty Python as in The Three Pigs and The Boy Who Cried Wolf (the latter is a musical adaptation on a fable of the Greek poet Aesop, known for his stories in which animals behave like humans), on the other hand he delivers on pastoral progressive reads rock songs in the style of Genesis and Big Big Train, with opening songs Best Friends and Kai's Journey the listener immediately withdraw the atmosphere of the album.

Toad or Toad Hall and Hundred Acre Wood show that Jones knows how to fascinate the listener with clever songwriting and amazing musical dexterity. The instrumental The Palace is a highlight on the album. Jones pays homage to Steve Hackett, the guitarist he sees as his source of inspiration. The result is an astonishing result of progressive extremes, which make the listener enjoy the musical talent of Pete Jones.

Rissan | 3/5 |

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