Round One Ends in TKO
Robert Carlberg | Seattle | 06/25/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortunately, the third album by Principal Edwards Magic Theatre -- now reduced to just six members and therefore shortened to "Principal Edwards" -- shows very little of the inventiveness and musical unorthodoxy of their first and especially second.
This album is pretty conventional, pretty unadventurous, and pretty unmemorable. Gone are all the influences from folk and world music, leaving only some generic FM rock in 4/4 beats and major scales. Nary a hummable tune on the whole disc.
Competent; perhaps more-so than the first two (which may have reached farther than their grasp); but not improved by this provincialism."
Another english delight
prog | Israel | 09/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Principle Edwards is another englisg folk rock band.
Their third album has it's ups and downs.
The album has 8 pieces. Among them : "Average Chap", a very powerful beginning for the album,"Dear Mrs. O' Reilly - a delightful song, and a 10 minutes long prog piece - "Rise of the glass - white gangster".
The album format is Japanese digipack format with a very high quality sound.
Nick Mason, Pink Floyd's drummer, produced this album.
The music is similar to bands like: Spirogyra, fuchsia, trees.
It's very melodic and aldo very rocky at times.
I like it try it."