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On A Storytellers Night CD


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Product details

  • Audio CD (11 Feb 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B00006AG9F
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,123 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. How Far Jerusalem
2. Just Like An Arrow
3. On A Storyteller's Night
4. Before First Light
5. Les Morts Dansant
6. Endless Love
7. Two Hearts
8. Steal Your Heart
9. All England's Eyes
10. The Last Dance
11. Interview

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "cooldrums" on 24 Aug 2002
Format: Audio CD
Possibly the best work from Magnum. Features the single Just Like An Arrow an upbeat rock song. Also includes top notch ballads by Tony Clarkin Les Mort Dansant and The Last Dance
All this and a bonus interview and a cool cover to boot.
If you like bands like Yes,Jethro Tull,Giant,Rush,Ten or even Pink floyd then this is a must...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Angus Bell on 26 Aug 2004
Format: Audio CD
This the archetypal Magnum album sitting between the slightly quirky but intensely english earlier albums which sound like early Queen at times and the later attempts to do a Whitesnake and conquer America with increasingly smooth and commercial offerings (read less interesting as a result). This however retains the essential feel of Magnum as an english rock band writing melodic songs with mythic poetic themes. The vocals of Bob Catley are always top drawer - rich and theatrical backed by the meaty staccato riffing of Tony Clarkin on guitar. The guitar is textured with little in the way of solos. Mark Stanway is excellent on keyboards and the rhythm section is solid but not inspiring. The strength is the completeness of the album - every song fitting so beautifully together - listen to it in the dark on headphones and be transported to a battlefield far away ...
Buy it and then work backwards thro their catalogue!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By stephen clarke on 7 Feb 2005
Format: Audio CD
'A music fan' from mobile, Alabama could not have been more wrong about this album. This is the album that introduced me to Magnum and cemented my love for the band. This album is classic Magnum who are by their very nature, quintessentially English. I think this is why 'A music fan' just doesn't get it. Listen to any Magnum album and you could accuse them of being 'dated'. They are one of the few bands, like Iron Maiden, who have stuck to their guns and just do what they do. There was a minor pandering to the major record label Polydor with the material on Goonight L.A. where there was a distinctly Americanised and commercial flavour to some of the songs. Whilst still a great album, I felt this was their weakest.
In short, buy this album. It's full of passion and conviction created by a band who love music. I dare anyone not to 'fill up' at the sound of Catley's voice on The Last Dance or jump up and down to All Englands Eyes. BUY IT.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MisterKeith VINE VOICE on 13 Nov 2008
Format: Audio CD
I first saw Magnum in 1986 at Milton Keynes Bowl, sandwiched between Mama's Boys and Jethro Tull. Now there's a bill to conjure with...

At the time, they were gearing up to release "Vigilante", but "OASN" was, at that point, their most recent release. Everything about the album was superb: the cover artwork is a stone-cold classic - it's just a shame that in these days of CDs, you no longer get the full majesty of it. It's almost worth tracking down the original vinyl just to see it (I think mine's in the loft somewhere...).

Tony Clarkin's song-writing absolutely blossomed here: whilst earlier songs like "The Spirit" were crowd-pleasing favourites, tracks like "Just Like An Arrow" could easily have pushed them into the mainstream, and, indeed, they soon started having the occasional brush with the singles chart with "Wings Of Heaven" in particular...

There are some straightforward rockers here - "All England's Eyes" is something you could almost bang your head to if you're that way inclined (though I wouldn't recommend it necessarily) - but the album is capped by two ballads (if, like me, you still think in terms of "Side One" and "Side Two") in "Les Morts Dansants" (about the execution of soldiers during WWI - I think) and "The Last Dance" (which is simply beautiful).

Later records were more commercial, but this bridges the gap between the earlier more "flamboyant" releases and the late 80s. They were never better. Punk was meant to kill bands like Magnum off, but the fact that this record still holds up more than 20 years suggests that it failed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrick on 31 Aug 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was more of a rush fan and Magnum kind of passed me by in the 70/80s.

Have to say this album stands alongside any I own - sure its melodic rock, nothing too deep, though les morts dansant is very thoughtful and a superb piece of music, but the overall package works so well.

An overlooked gem - highly recommended
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By heleneaustin on 17 April 2012
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Fantastic album with some of the best work from this outstanding group. A must for any disconcerning Magnum fan. Definitely worth the money spent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geoff on 18 Nov 2013
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Quality tracks from start to finish. Better still go and see them live, they still put on a superb show.
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