Peppers Ghost is my first Arena alblum that I've bought and I am pleased to say I've struck gold on the first try! Thoroughly enjoyable album, which I can't stop playing since I bought it! The final track is loged in my head and I can't get rid of it - not that I would want to at the moment.
Funnily enough, this album reminded me of Pallas only with better musicianship and ideas. I think it is the keyboard style of Clive Nolan that does it.
I was an old-time Pendragon fan (I saw them first at Queen Mary College, London in about... hmm maybe 1983 or 84, and I own one of the very early cassete demo tapes from before they had a record deal) but I prefer Arena now because I don't have to listen to Nick Barratt's limited vocal talents!
Thumbs up from a new and very happy Arena fan.
Oh one last thing, can you please enclose a magnifying glass with the CD booklet? My aging eyes have trouble reading text THAT small :) This album would have been perfect as a record, with a proper 12" sleeve - it would then have ranked alongside Thick as a Brick (original newspaper version), Yessongs, Olias of Sunhillow and The Pentatuch of the Cosmogony as one of the all-time great album packages!