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GLASS SHADOWS [Import]

Mostly Autumn Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (27 Jan 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Nova Sales & Distribution (UK) Ltd
  • ASIN: B0019EI0GC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,597 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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MOSTLY AUTUMN Glass Shadows CD

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3.8 out of 5 stars
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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Mostly Autumn have done it again - to their huge credit they have produced an excellent album despite some turbulent times on the personnel front.

"Glass Shadows" is the band's seventh studio album (or eighth if you count "Music Inspired by the Lord of the Rings"). I think that Mostly Autumn have moved on in terms of their musical development on each successive album and "Glass Shadows" is no exception to that.

In terms of soundscape, whilst "Glass Shadows" is still recognisably a Mostly Autumn album, I do feel that there is more reliance on acoustic guitar at the expense of electric guitar and a musical genre shift towards the commercial end of the spectrum.

I don't find that shift in musical direction a problem - I think the album works very well as a coherent whole and, in fact, I prefer it to "Heart Full of Sky". It has already gone in the "bucket" of my favourite Mostly Autumn albums, along with "Spirit of Autumn Past", "Last Bright Light" and "Storms Over Still Water".

Hardly surprising - I would rate six of the ten songs as faultless - 10 out of 10!

The album opens in fine style with "Fireside", a song driven along by a strong, incessant and catchy riff played first on acoustic guitar, then on electric. A good rock song!

"The Second Hand" follows, more melodic but not hugely inventive, it's a pleasant song but, along with the fourth song, Heather's "Unoriginal Sin", it's a contender for the weakest on the album.

Sandwiched by these two is what is one of my favourite tracks - "Flowers for Guns" - rightly or wrongly it's a song that transports me back some 40 years to the "flower power" generation. Infused with a catchy beat and an acoustic guitar accompaniment and some flute adornments, it's a gorgeous song!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Album 7 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD
I must agree with the previous reviewer J Foulger, I have followed Mostly Autumn's career develop over the last 7-8 years,I have seen the band live 7 times and I have bought all their albums the last 3 albums I bought without even hearing a note (ltd edition versions) and they have cost 27 per item which I dont mind paying because they must struggle financially and it would be a shame if a band this talanted called it a day.But I feel that this album as been affected by changes in the band over the last few years, its very wishy washy, apart from the first track every other tracks starts off very slow and then ends up sending me off to sleep, I'm glad to hear that Iain Jennings is back in the band because he has been badly missed, but hand on heart this is a very poor offering compared to some of the fantastic music that they have produced over the last decade or so.

Ian Russell Blackwood, Gwent
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another masterpiece 2 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD
Review of the Special Edition.

I'm a huge MA fan since discovering them a few years ago. They're a great live act and they've produced some cracking work in the studio - and this album is no exception.

Comments on the individual tracks have already been made and they largely coincide with my own but there are no weak tracks and a song that may pass you by on the first few plays WILL get you in the end.

How this band has failed to make it big (so far at least) is a mystery to me. If you like Fleetwood Mac or Pink Floyd you'll love MA but this does them a dis-service because there is so much more to them and their music.
Heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar work blend effortlessly with celtic instruments.

Ballads follow hard-rock numbers and they all fit, perfectly.

I strongly encourage all to listen to this album and the rest of their back-catalogue. Better still, go see them play live. I've introduced MA to my friends (in the 50s) and to my son (at uni) and his friends - they all enjoy the music and the live shows. You will too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rock's best kept secret, but not for long ... 22 July 2008
Format:Audio CD
Just bought this at the Cambridge Rock Festival after seeing the band live and was fortunate enough to get my copy signed by the lovely Heather Findlay, still drop-dead gorgeous despite being heavily pregnant! A brilliant performance in spite of technical problems which dogged all the bands that day, reducing MA's set to a mere 45mins, but what a set! Why is a band this good with 7 studio albums under their belt third on the bill at a second-rate festival instead of headlining Wembley Arena?
This album has a good mix of their varied prog-rock style, from the hippy flower-power of Flowers For Guns, the slow-burn rock of Unoriginal Sin to the epic title track (11mins+).
It's been 3 years since I first heard Mostly Autumn when the title track to Storms Over Still Waters was featured on the end of Classic Rock Magazine's 'Best of 2005' CD, so why, when I mention the band's name do I still get blank looks and 'who...?'. Yet the nation is still glued to the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent. It's enough to make a grown man weep. Britain's got talent all right: it's right here!
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4.0 out of 5 stars hope you like our new direction 22 Aug 2008
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I first encountered Mostly Autumn by chance early last year, when Bob Harris played Fading Colours from the last album Heart Full of Sky on his late night Radio 2 programme. I was only listening because I was returning home late in the car. Fading Colours blew me away. I quickly bought- and loved- Heart Full of Sky, and sought out Mostly Autumn's `none more prog' back catalogue.

Mostly Autumn are one of those bands that hardly anyone has heard of but are actually really popular. As an avid prog fan in my youth their music is reminiscent of prog's great days, but with a modern feel, and a little bit of folk thrown in. Pretty much perfect, then.

All this brings me to Glass Shadows, their 2008 release. I have a problem with it, and it is this; there is not nearly enough prog on it. In fact, we're often in the realms of glossy American-style AOR. I guess the band have made a deliberate decision to go in a different direction, but much of Glass Shadows sounds more like Fleetwood Mac than Pink Floyd (although of course, the Floyd sound makes an appearance). Don't get me wrong, the songs are well constructed, the playing is excellent, Heather's singing in particular is right on the spot, but... well, I just don't love it enough. Highlights for me are the epic title track and Tearing at the Faerytale, when I can feel the old magic, but the whole package is a little too commercial for me.

I'm still giving this four stars because compared to most new music it's still great, and I am fully aware that most people who are not hardcore old prog fand like me may well love the direction of this album, but for me Glass Shadows is not the band's finest hour.
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2.0 out of 5 stars broken glass
Mostly autumn are a excellent band however one album is a stinker and this is it ive tried to like it but it sounds worse every time i play it boring lacklustre woefull not a... Read more
Published 3 months ago by lee sawyer
5.0 out of 5 stars children of floyd
after discovering this band through a pink floyd dvd i bought this album (which contains no pink floyd songs) the spirit of floyd runs throughout with well crafted songs and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by badgreeb
2.0 out of 5 stars IS AUTUMN PAST?
I am a total devotee to this band and the all the music they have produced in the past. Up until Glass Shadows my rating of this band's albums was never less than 4 stars. Read more
Published on 29 Oct 2009 by N. B. Bingham
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly good, sometimes perfect
The direction of Mostly Autumn is slowly changing; their sound is evolving in terms of maturity and it is displayed in spades here. Read more
Published on 31 Dec 2008 by Baggiesfaninessex
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good album, but not their best.
I got this for my birthday a few weeks ago, and I've been listening to it ever since. I have to say that on first viewing I wasn't overly impressed by it; however with subsequent... Read more
Published on 22 Sep 2008 by Mr. T. F. Norton
4.0 out of 5 stars Slightly below par
I am not giving a track by track review because that's already been done. As a Mostly Autumn fan from the very beginning I have enjoyed their progression from the folk influences... Read more
Published on 27 Aug 2008 by Mr. Julian J. Foulger
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