Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A great CD, how can any prog fan not love Pendragon?
Prog Daddy | usa | 01/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How anyone can call themselves a fan of prog/art rock/thinking man's music and NOT love this album is beyond my wildest imagination! I am an older prog fan (in my 50's) who lived through the heyday of Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Yes, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Procol Harum, and Kansas; I say that Pendragon is as good as any of those bands, if not a bit more consistant in quality (I like almost every Pendragon song, while some of my other favorites have had some real duds, even EL&P). I am not even a fan of the whole english Marillion/iQ/12th Night 'neo prog' thing, Pendragon is more than neo prog and more than a Genesis rip-off like Marillion, they are as classy and real as any of the old greats. I always say that the thing that seperates great bands from simply good bands is not how many notes a minute they can play, but what's in the songwriting, Nick Barret is a great songwriter, the guy knows his music! GHOSTS, WALLS OF BABYLON, and LAST MAN ON EARTH are the standout tracks, but all the songs are worthwhile. This is an excellent CD, although not the best that Pendragon has made, that distinction goes to the new one, NOT OF THIS WORLD, If you've got the money just buy them both! Also look into the new band UNDER THE SUN on Magna Carta records. I think that Pendragon and UTS are the best of the new prog generation (the best from England and America respectively), oh', and any comparisons to U2 or N'Sync are not only wrong, but also totally bizarre! These guys are definately scholars of the Genesis, Camel, Floyd, and Yes school, with there own twist to offer on it."
Great underrated band! Great CD!
Tarcísio Moura | Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil | 11/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pendragon is truely one of the great fogotten bands of the 80's, which is a shame, since they did a very great work during their long career and got very little recognition after all. Window of Life is one of those CDs you just fall in love with after just a few listenings. Great guitar work, good lyrics, above the average production this time and a wonderful knack for writing great tunes. This may not be their best CD (to me Masquerade Overture is the one), but, like all their work, is full of beauty, energy and feeling. All wrapped up with magistral instrumental and vocal work. Ghosts and Breaking The Spell are my favourite tracks, but all of them are worthwhile. It's really a pity they are as well known as, say, Marillion. Specially if you consider what Marillion has become nowadays... If you like 70'prog in general and Marillion (Fish era) in particular, this is the band to look for. Long Live Pendragon!"
docgab | Lumberton, North Carolina United States | 05/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First let me clarify one thing...Imitation is by no means plagiarism, but rather the highest form of FLATTERY (Rob Reed..Cyan/Magenta), with that statement let me start saying that Pendragon has his own site in Art/Neo-Prog music.
Being compared with Yes or PF is already telling you as a prog fan..."Get the CD"; I agree this may not be thier best work, and you may consider start with Masquerade Overture or the latest album Not of this World,which by the way is a little bit more dark if you know what a mean?.
The comparisson of this band with NSYNC or U2 makes me wonder if we have the same CD? And by the way calling Transatlantic Neo-Prog makes me recomend to look a little further on what the genre really is all about..I personally would not clasify strictly speaking the work of the superband Transaltantic as Neo-Prog."