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Pendragon

And Now Everybody To The Stage... DVD

Review by Ron Fuchs

Pendragon is one of the more famous and long lasting of the neo-prog bands out of the UK. I must admit they’re my least favorite of the genre but they are very important at the same time. I currently own their debut, The Jewel, in a remastered format. I think this is the definitive sound for the band even though I stopped listening to them after The Masquerade Overture. When I was presented with this DVD, I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it, let alone watch it all the way through. Guess what, I did and I liked it! This DVD was filmed at the. Theatre Wyspianskiego in Katowice, Poland. Incidentally, the concert included the band Galahad on the same day.

The setlist runs the entire career of Pendragon from the beginnings to their last album, Believe in 2005. The entire show was quite energetic in a true rock and roll fashion, which is how I really view the band… as rock and roll but with some flair ala progressive rock. Overall everything a Pendragon fan can like is here, and for newcomers to the band or the genre, this is a fantastic place to start. I could only recommend this in all honesty to fans of the more mainstream progressive based rock.

Originally published at Prognaut.com


This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2010  Volume 5 at lulu.com/strangesound.

 
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