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4 stars As good as. . . their album tracks

I'm not too sure what Pendragon hoped to achieve with their various singles, indeed mini- albums, such as this. They were never going to enjoy success as a singles band, and the faithful would have much preferred full albums.

That said, this is an excellent collection. The title track is an edited version of the one on "The Masquerade overture", and is of course an awesome piece of melodic prog. The other three tracks are much rarer, but are of a high standard. "Bird of paradise" has more than a passing resemblance to "Paintbox" from the MO album, which is probably why it was omitted from it.

"Midnight running" is introduced by what could well be (but isn't) Mike Oldfield on guitar. It manages to cram quite a few changes of pace into its 8 minutes, a bit heavy on the vocals, but true attention grabbing prog. "A million miles away" is a shorter softer, but more direct track, giving this brief set a beautiful counterpoint.

An excellent if short collection, the three previously unreleased tracks would have been worthy additions to any Pendragon album.

Easy Livin | 4/5 |


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