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3 stars Pendragon has used his fans to release some EP's when the band was too lazy (Nick's own word during a concert) or too busy (especially in the case of Clive) to release a full album.

But honestly, with the four songs featured here clocking at over twenty-five minutes, it is really a mini-album we are facing. Nothing like the short and useless "Red Shoes". Each song is fully into Pendragon's tradition.

Their (short) flirt with some disco-ish sounds during the Kowtow era is (hopefully) behind. Of course, you do not need to look for anything revolutionary. Just a return to their roots, which are wonderful melodies, mellow vocals. Just beautiful and peaceful music.

There won't be any masterpiece on this EP. All tracks can be categorized in the good song range. "Fallen Dreams And Angels" being the most commercial one : catchy and poppish.

"The Third World in the U.K." is probably the most elaborate song sitting on this EP. Over seven minutes of the most emotional music. Above average lyrics as well.

"Dune", is a great pop-rock song in Pendragon's tradition. It IS pure joy and happiness, as most of their songs. A great and catchy melody is the strongest feature here.

"Sister Bluebird" is a romantic prog ballad that reminds me "Sister Jane" form Tai Phong. A wonderful guitar break will raise this song to the very valuable level of Pendragon's good ones.

None of the four tracks featured on this EP, can be called an easy number. Each will have something on its own, that will fully justifies its EP appearance. Of course, there won't be any "Alaska", "Black Knight" nor "The Last Man on Heart".

A good collection of very nice songs that were just a bit short to fit on an album. Thanks to these EP's, they won't be lost at least !

Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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