band from the very busy British progressive rock scene, and this time
the whole thing has been written by a newcomer to the scene - Jem
Godfrey, who has worked as song writer and producer with Ronan Keating
and Atomic Kitten before.
is handling the production, keyboards and most of the vocals on this
album, but do get some assistance from three well known musicians from
the British progressive rock scene: John Mitchell (Kino, Arena) on
guitars and John Jowitt & Andy Edwards (IQ) on bass and drums
result is a 6 keyboard driven songs - 2 short catchy, almost pop'ish
songs ("Snowman" and "The Other Me"), where Jem's
pop background shines through. But the rest shows his fascination for
progressive rock. Highlight is mammoth title track - clocking in at
26:35 - which starts off slowly and melodic, has a very good melodic
middle part and it builds and builds before it firmly explodes, just
listen to the last 10 minutes - pure progressive pleasure.
you are a fan of the British progressive rock scene, then make sure this
album is on your shopping list, because it offers so much virtuosity
while we wait for the next Arena, IQ or Kino album...