Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Metal Mind | Autor: AS
At the concert recorded here in Katowice in April 2011, the English Neoproggers mainly offered their then freshly released (and still current) album "Passion" for sale. But there were also highlights from all other Pendragon releases. So it's no wonder that after the 2012 release in DVD or Blu-ray format, this recording is now also available as a double CD one year later. What Nick Barrett (Guitars, Vocals), Peter Gee (Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals), Clive Nolan (Keyboards, Backing Vocals) and Scott Higham (Drums, Backing Vocals) offered here, leaves nothing to be desired. Because the sound was warm and transparent throughout. What was surprising, however, was that pieces from the middle band phase, i.e. the early nineties of the works "The World" ("Back In The Spotlight", "Shane", "Prayer") and "The Window Of Life" ("Ghosts") eclipsed the most recent pieces, which as studio versions actually seem very tight and powerful. All in all this double-decker with 14 tracks offers a good overview of the work of the band.
Top track: Ghosts