If you require a synopsis of the songs on 'believe' please read other reviews. Apologies.
I write this some years (7-8) after initial purchase and listens. I have many Pendragon albums, but for me this is the best (whatever best means). From the brash opener 'believe' to the just far too beautiful closer 'edge of the world', this meanders through many thoughts and questions, yes, but due to memory problems I struggle to remember lyrics and become absorbed in the music. I need to sit with the lyrics written down now, sorry. I can listen to songs several times, read the printed words likewise and too often think it is for the first time. For me the lyrics are less relevant or purposeful than the music (the picture). Hate Bob Dylan, love Magma.
On this album, congratulations to the writer, as the lyrics have stayed with me much longer than is normal. Good. They are searching and conjure many images, but the soundscape of 'believe' is as timeless as this genre is ever likely to produce. Immense thanks to Nick Barrett, his guitar-playing and all other persons responsible for bringing this utterly sensuous, almost life changing piece of art to me.
The album was perhaps Pendragon's least traditionally-prog to date, which was refreshing.
Knowing such beauty exists in this world eases the pain.
***** if you like beautifully composed, played and produced music, buy this *****