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This was Pendragon's first release, a maxi single made up of four tracks. It lacks the sophistication we have come to expect from the band, although Nick Barrett's vocals are instantly recognisable.

The absence of Clive Nolan, who had yet to join the band, means that the guitar work is more up front with the keyboards further back in the mix.

The title track is a pretty basic loud piece of rock, but it does have a good if brief guitar then synthesiser break. "Victims of life" is a largely instrumental number, with a bit of a Genesis feel, especially on the Steve Hackett like guitar. "Dark summer's day" has clearer hints of what was to come, being much more progressive and melodic. The keyboards finally come to the fore here alongside the guitar, to create a beautiful piece, well ahead of its time. The final track, "Excalibur" is about as legendary as its namesake sword. There's hints of early Genesis ("The knife" etc.), although it is an instrumental piece.

A good early collection, signalling the way forward. The first two tracks subsequently appeared on "The Jewel" album.

Easy Livin | 3/5 |


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