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3.44 | 18 ratings | 3 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Overture - Wake Up (To A Brand New Day) (3:54)
2. 1st Movement (Dance Of The Glory and Playfulness) (11:57)
3. 2nd Movement (Dance Of Purification) (5:08)
4. The Dawn (4:00)
5. 3rd Movement Part I/Part II (4:01)
6. 4th Movement (Dance Of Serenity and Strength) (4:17)
7. Finale Part I (Gone Is The Veil Of Illusion)/Part II (Dance Of Gratitude and Devotion) (7:13)

Total time 40:30

Line-up / Musicians

- David Sancious / keyboards, guitars, vocals
- Gerald Carboy / bass, vocals
- Ernest "Boom" Carter / drums

- Chris Mckevitt / synth
- Gail Boggs / vocals
- Brenda Madison / vocals
- Gayle Moran / vocals
- Patti Scialfa / vocals

Releases information

LP Arista ‎- AL 4130 (1977, US)

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DAVID SANCIOUS David Sancious & Tone: Dance Of The Age Of Enlightenment ratings distribution

(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

DAVID SANCIOUS David Sancious & Tone: Dance Of The Age Of Enlightenment reviews

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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars This album was supposed to be released in 1977 but because of a dispute between Sancious' old label Epic and his new one Arista over ownership rights, it wasn't released until 2004 ! This album continues pretty much in the same path as the previous one but we do get vocals on a couple of tracks. Those two vocal tracks if anything lower my opinion of it.

"Overture" features vocals that come in quickly including some cringe worthy backing vocals.This is really wimpy except for the bass. "1st Movement" opens with vocal melodies followed by drums and organ a minute in. A calm with vocal melodies return then it kicks in once more before we get a steady rhythm with lots of keyboards 3 1/2 minutes in. The tempo shifts often after 6 1/2 minutes. The best part of the song is 11 minutes in.

"2nd Movement" opens with atmosphere before an orchestral-like soundscape takes over. A calm follows then it kicks back in quickly. Best parts are after 2 and 4 minutes. "The Dawn" is laid back with a beat and keyboards leading the way. "3rd Movement" opens with a flury of keyboards and drums then it settles as contrasts continue. "4th Movement" is led by piano throughout. "Finale Part I" has a Middle Eastern vibe with vocals. "Finale Part II" is my favourite tune as it's filled with atmosphere only.

It's difficult to even give 3 stars for this one. Just not my cup of tea I suppose.

Latest members reviews

2 stars I was not familiar with this chaps work at all. Listening to this for the first time as I write, this is a very odd album, some of it is Ok, very like ELP , but with a big helping of cheese, but whereas with the more bombastic ELP stuff, there is always an element of danger or menace, this i ... (read more)

Report this review (#2968011) | Posted by Prawngod | Thursday, November 9, 2023 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is a staggering masterpiece & is still my favourite album of all time, just blazing perfection. It's a shame that very few people in the 20th/21st Century have heard what is arguably one of the most moving and jaw dropping symphonic jazz suite put to tape. The first time I heard this I was move ... (read more)

Report this review (#2967963) | Posted by JakeTheGuitar2004 | Thursday, November 9, 2023 | Review Permanlink

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