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5 stars This is Magnum's magnum opus. As an album, it's solid, consistent and masterful in every way. The band was seemingly on their way out but came smashing back with this album 'On a Storyteller's Night'. It's without doubt a masterpiece of melodic rock with elements of prog, tracks such as 'How Far Jerusalem' and 'Just Like and Arrow' are just examples of the sheer power presented in this record. Tony Clarkin's talents as a music writer reach their peak here as he writes an album's worth of his best material. Bob Catley is in fine form, showing how he is one of the greatest and underrated rock vocalists. It's an album full of hunger from a band raised back from the dead. The album presents killer riffs within 'Endless Love', 'All England's Eyes' and 'Before First Light', epic anthems such as 'Just Like and Arrow' and 'Steal Your Heart', and classic Magnum material with 'How Far Jerusalem' and the title track. Clarkin even shows off his skills as a lead guitarist within the album. This album will not disappoint, lyrically and musically; for those who have yet to listen to this band, this is the place to start, it is without doubt an essential record to anyone's collection. For those wanting more of the same, check out the live album 'The River Sessions' which includes nine of the ten tracks performed live.

Top Three Tracks:

1) How Far Jerusalem 2) Just Like an Arrow 3) Endless Love

dalekvilla | 5/5 |


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