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Believe [CD]

Pendragon Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Aug 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Snapper Music
  • ASIN: B0056CZNSQ
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,386 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Believe
2. No Place For The Innocent
3. Wisdom Of Solomon
4. The Wishing Well - i. For Your Journey
5. The Wishing Well - ii. Sou' By Sou'west
6. The Wishing Well - iii. We Talked
7. The Wishing Well - iv. Two Roads
8. Learning Curve
9. The Edge Of The World

Product Description

Pendragon formed in 1978 and over the past 30-odd years have built up a fanatical fanbase around the world, releasing 8 albums along with countless EPs, live and mini-albums. The band have recently returned with their new album, Passion, which was hailed by Classic Rock Prog as 'an album that has both verve and real panache'. Passion was released on the new Madfish label (a division of Snapper Music) and Madfish are now in the process of releasing new editions of albums from throughout the band's back catalogue. This series continues with Believe, the 2005 album that was originally released on the band's own Toff's Records. This new edition features a 16 page booklet and comes packaged in a jewel case with slipcase.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A bridge to both sides. 1 Sep 2011
By Agma
Format:Audio CD
Pendragon have always been a forerunner in the establishment of neo prog. Examples such as "The world, Window of life, Overture masquerade and Not of this world" saw the band hitting their "full stride" and in the process creating some fine classic moments. Perhaps the biggest change in direction for the band has been the transition from 2001's "Not of this world" to 2005's "Believe." As well as a slightly darker and more toned effort than before steers the band direction towards a more closer traditional progressive rock cut. Giveaways are the album opener and instrumental intro - Believe which introduces the slightly new sound with a good and flowing number as well as the Excellent epic "Wishing well" which although is split into four parts is suitably arranged and composed which unashamedly ventures of the beaten track and investigates a wide range of tones and moods. The results so far are superb.

"No place for the innocent" Is the rock anthem and staple from Believe, but doesn't in the process forget the main pendragon trademark sensibilities and probably rates as amongst Pendragon's best. Elsewhere "Wisdom of solomon" is a reminder track from the days gone and past by- it harks back to the Window of life period with it's rather relaxed entoire. Unsurprisingly, "The learning curve and the Edge of the world" to some extent continue the atmospheric and soothing theme to the end of the album, though bringing a close a fabulous but very diverse musical experience.

Although "Believe" lacks a certain Nick Barrett vocal charisma that we have seen before from him and perhaps a few other small detractors such as the slightly lax use of keyboards and subtle tones; this isn't however enough to deny the effort as a four star one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic prog album 23 Oct 2012
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this album is one of many great ones from pendragon.
their sound has evovled slightly from their early days,but hey that's progressive!
this is a wonderfully atmospheric album, with excellently contrasting samples
that give this cd an ambience that not many others can replicate.
add to that beautiful songs and wonderful soaring guitars, then you've got an
absolute classic of an album.

clive from kent
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4.0 out of 5 stars First-Rate Reissue 18 Oct 2011
By Kurt Harding - Published on
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Pendragon have been around for a long time but it has only been rather recently that they have come on to my radar. How could I have missed them? For they are an excellent exemplar of the progressive genre that surely deserves to be more widely known than they are now.
This edition of Believe is a reissue of the fine 2005 theme album on which the band questions everything they have ever been taught. OK, that is a familiar topic in popular music that seems to be revisited by each succeeding generation. But Pendragon is articulate and the references are a potent mixture of both the current and the ancient that will stimulate the minds of the educated. Then there is the fine music which thrusts this band into the prog elite.
Here's what I like: No Place For the Innocent, an excellent rock piece that establishes the album's theme; Wisdom of Solomon which begins solemnly then segues into a fabulous piece of progressive music; part 2 of The Wishing Well, an intense piece with slow passionate vocals, an acoustic interlude, and a build-up to a driving finale; part 3 of The Wishing Well that is more frenetic than the previous section and which drops off sharply into an almost seamless flow into part 4 of The Wishing Well which features great lyrics and beckoning harmonies; and The Edge of the World with its haunting vocals and fine guitar work to bring the album to a close.
Believe is accompanied by a handsome booklet containing all pertinent album info, lots of pictures, and the all-important lyrics which should be read along with the first listening to the album in order to maximize your listening pleasure and your understanding of the album. Pendragon is a first-rate band and this CD deserves a place on the shelves and in the lives of all who love progressive rock.
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4.0 out of 5 stars restless and challenging 30 Oct 2012
By neasden oz - Published on
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This set was amongst the earliest Pendragon that I heard, about the same time as "Pure" and "Concerto Maximo" reached this reviewer.

2005's "Believe" stands ,to my ear, somewhat apart from all Pendragon that I have now enjoyed.
It begins with the instrumental Title-work, bringing a number of elements together, but rather loosely, setting the tone for the whole album.
"No Place for the Innocent" is a more typical work, with an edginess, and less of the hopefulness that I've associated with this band.

The third chief work, "The Wishing well" is the stand-out, with "Learning Curve" and "Edge of the World" not so far behind.
Mr Barrett seems narked by something, judging by the intense questioning of his/our world, and occasionally over-reaching vocals.
Never-the-less, these are all strong Pendragon works, full of great guitar work, an imaginative wash of keyboards, and that wonderful booming base.

I cast my memory back. Global terrorism was, then, challenging our world views, yet the Album's dedication is to victims of events which happened in London weeks after the recordings were made.

I've posted a totally gushy review of "Not of this world". "Believe" is not up to that lofty standard.
There is much to recommend it, though there is a bit less attention to form. There are a few dissonnances, and sudden changes, where I have the impression that Nick barrett was throwing out a musical challenge to his followers. Music, like life, can't always be easy.

Very good, not great. A worthy addition to Pendragon's Oevre, for those who love the band, though perhaps not an ideal introduction to what is a lamentably under-recognized band.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 27 Aug 2014
By Ron Sallee - Published on
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