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  • Audio CD (14 April 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Defected Records
  • ASIN: B000059RQP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,286 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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PENDRAGON Not Of This World CD

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 18 May 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a hugely emotional piece of middle aged angst. By use of repetitive but inspired musical themes it drives it's point home relentlessly. it's all done at a very human level (i.e. playable and understandable by mere mortals).

Nick Barrett is wearing his wee prog heart on his sleeve. When he voices the words "happy day" in "Green Eyed Angel" you really believe his world has just ended.

The instrumental opening to pt 1 of the title track is a veritable prog fest written the kind of flair that Genesis could only ever dream of. In fact if you were ever left wondering what was missing from the prog era music of Genesis, then listen to this album. It will fill in the gaps for you quite satisfactorily.

In short, Pendragon for me are the band that Marillion failed to be.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Snow on 12 Aug 2009
Format: Audio CD
Music has often thrown up albums that hit the emotion button after a marriage/partnership break-up; Dylan's "Blood on the tracks", Peter Hammil's "Over" and Spiritualized "Ladies and gentleman we are floating in space" being a few examples. Excellent, if sometimes painful, listening experiences.

Pendragon's "Not of this world" can be added to this illustrious company. Another one of Pendragon's 5* albums (along side - "Believe" "Masquerade" and their ultimate masterpiece "Pure"). Yet for some reason it took quite a few plays to reveal (and still is revealing) its considerable strengths to me.

Nick Barrett, songwriter, singer and brilliant guitarist is responsible for this epic. The tone varies from hurt to anger, from bitterness to reflection. What doesn't vary is the quality of the music. As always with Pendragon, numerous musical ideas and themes abound - the guy has a such an ear for melody.

Highlights? Well I could be unhelpful and say the whole lot. But forced to I'd have to mention:

1) The fantastic, Floydianish, start to "If I were the wind" - great song
2) The upbeat tempo of "All over now" - the lyrics not so much upbeat!
3) The great music intro to "Not of this world" - the 3rd part of this song "Green eyes angel" is a particular favourite. Lovely melody - kick you in the crutch lyrics.
4) The excellent guitar in "A man of nomadic traits"

There was to be quite a gap between the release of this album and its superb follow-up "Believe" which, it seems, enabled Barrett to sort his problems out - because "Believe" doesn't ride the emotional rollercoster in the way this albums does.

Nick's pain is your gain.

Easily 5 stars.

I have just received my 2 tickets for their Leamington Spa gig on 12th Dec - interested to see what they play from this special album.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By zippop on 24 May 2006
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I have to agree with music fans comments - this CD is a masterpiece. When I originally purchased this CD last year I profess to not being to sure about the vocals. The musicianship and quality of the songs is not in question, indeed Nick Barretts guitar playing is phenomenal throughout. The question is however - what about the vocals. Well Nicks voice is emotive and is perhaps an acquired taste but me - I truly believe!! Pendragon would not be Pendragon without Nick's vocals this guy sings like he really means it and at times your heart will bleed for him - if you have ever been through the pain of divorce you can relate. I am a 48-year-old, now happily re-married, musical cynic yet this CD has opened a whole new musical era for me & needless to say I now have most of their back catalogue, much of which is also excellent, but none for me reach the heady heights of NOTW.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Progger on 24 Feb 2007
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This album is absolutely fantastic and uplifting. From the opening instrumental which builds up in a somewhat Floydish 'Shine on your Crazy Diamond' manner, through to the end this is full of beautiful melodies, superb composition and skilful playing. It's a great chillout album. Nick Barrett's guitar playing is brilliant especially in 'Nomadic Traits' and throughout is well supported by melodic keyboards.

If I had to be critical, I would agree with other reviewers comments on Nick Barrett's vocals but these don't detract too much from the album and the last track of the album proper (World's End) also labours a little. The acoustic bonuses at the end (adapted from tracks on the previous Masquerade Overture) are very good and for some reason the vocals are very good here.

At 80 minutes or so this album is great value and should not be missed. Overall this is Pendragon's best and most consistent album and should be in everyone's CD collection.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Nov 2001
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If you love progressive rock then this album is a must. Rarely has there been such a spine-chiller, possibly not since "Foxtrot" or "Wish You Were Here". They say that artistic genius is born out of adversity and I believe this is the case with Nick Barrett. He has written a masterpiece.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Outastace on 8 Jun 2014
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I confess I lost interest in Pendragon many years ago after buying The Masquerade Overture and The World in a second-hand music shop in Stoke back in the Nineties. I enjoyed the albums and felt they fitted well with what the first incarnation of Marillion was doing. Basically old style prog-rock with plenty of keyboards, acoustic guitar and theatric drama. Musically, I moved on and simply forgot about the band. That was until I started investigating The Pineapple Thief, then Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson and finally Big Big Train. I had come full circle and, by chance, happened upon Not Of This World by Pendragon from the early Nineties. Musically and stylistically it followed on from previous recordings. The album fits nicely with their earlier stuff, indeed surpasses it. Times - and their recording style - have changed for Pendragon, but this album stands as a perfect example of the classy, thoughtful, engaging, passionate and downright whistleable prog-rock they used to produce back in the day. It would enhance anyone's collection.
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