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A VISION OF ANGELS

Peter Gee

 

Neo-Prog

3.59 | 35 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars Due to the long break between ''The masquerade overture'' and ''Not of This World'' Pendragon's bassist Peter Gee found sometime to record his second solo album.''A vision of Angels'' was recorded in 1997 at Halfway Houses Studio in Maidenhead and released the same year on Pendragon's Toff Records.Besides the usual suspects Nick Barrett, Clive Nolan and Ian Salmon, Gee received helped from singer Simon Clew and female vocalist Tina Riley (both contributed vocals on ''The masquerade overture'') and Jadis' drummer Steven Christy.

''A vision of angels'' marks no stylistic improvements over ''Heart of David'', being quite similar regarding the compositional part.Generally the longer cuts have an obvious PENDRAGON and later CAMEL flavor, being deeply rooted in Neo Prog stylings and featuring great elaborate solos, light symphonic passages and excellent warm vocal work, showcasing Peter Gee's ability to compose high-class material.However his favorite style seems to be this soft simple- structured Progressive/Art-Rock of alternating acoustic and electric parts, vocals on the forefront and background atmospheric keyboards.But he really manages to deliver some nice and highly emotional musicianship even that way.On the other side a few commercial sounding but uninspired ballads like ''Never Could Say Goodbye'' or the overstretched ''Jordan'' add nothing interesting to this release but some more minutes of rather forgettable music.

There is enough stuff to be found in ''A vision of angels'' to satisfy any fan of emotional Art Rock,Neo Prog or slightly symphonic melodic prog.Especially for fans of PENDRAGON or CAMEL it is almost impossible to dislike this album.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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