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3.32 | 63 ratings

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4 stars An appealing but rather lightweight little EP from Pendragon - their debut in fact, and very much in keeping with the approach they would take on their first full-length album, the Jewel, in that there's a combination of more approachable, jaunty, mainstream tracks (the title cut) and murky meanderings through neo-prog territory. Nick Barrett's guitar work gets a decent outing on the closing instrumental, Excalibur, and the opening track is catchy as anything, but the intermediate tracks are rather forgettable.

Still, it's a decent effort, and even though it might follow the lead of Marillion's Market Square Heroes a little too closely (in terms of front loading a poppy single and then keeping the more prog-oriented matierial at the back) it's still an enjoyable enough listen if you're a neo-prog fan. In particular, the instrumental Excalibur is really quite good, to the point where I'm inclined to give the EP an extra star simply for its presence.

Warthur | 4/5 |


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