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2 stars More of the same

This EP offers us four tracks very much in the same style as the material on The World and The Window Of Life albums. Like on those full length albums, we have here a selection of quite well written, well recorded and well produced songs all with the typical Pendragon sound. This means the distinctive vocals of Nick Barrett and his long, sustained guitar solos as well as the always pleasant keyboards of Clive Nolan. None of these songs are bad at all, but also not particularly remarkable in any way. Anyone who has heard the band's full length albums from around this time knows just what to expect of this EP.

Of the four songs, Sister Bluebird is the only one I had heard before (on the Concerto Maximo live DVD). It is a good Pendragon song, but hardly one of their better songs. Third World In The UK is, I think, the best song of this EP with very nice guitar and keyboard work as well as a strong vocal. Dune is the worst song here and features a very poppy sound that I find quite hard to stomach to be honest. It is simply too lightweight and light-hearted for my taste. Finally, the title track is again a much better song in typical Pendragon fashion. I enjoy this EP to some degree, but it hardly leaves any lasting impressions.

If you are a major fan of this band, adding this EP to your collection is undoubtedly a very good idea. But for the more casual fan, however, I would say that having the full length albums (or most of them, at least) is quite enough.

Therefore, quite naturally, this is recommended for fans and collectors but not so much for anyone else.

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