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3.48 | 123 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I'm a big fan of MAGENTA's "Seven" album and their "Broken" EP so I had high hopes for this one. This is a concept album about a woman who leaves England for America, falls in with the wrong people before getting her life straightened out and going back home. As with most concept albums the focus is on the story more than the actual music, so for someone like myself who isn't that much into lyrics or the story I found this too samey. In fact the majority of the songs start off with piano and reserved vocals which I found not only tiresome but of course too predictable after a while. Now when it comes to Christina's vocals i'm a fan, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing I guess.

My favourite track by far is the one where Troy Donockley (IONA) plays his Uillean Pipes.That would be the short track called "The Traveller's Lament". The atmosphere and pipes bring IONA to mind and leaves me whispering to myself "My Lord and my God".

A pretty good album but for me a low 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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