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The Eleventh Hour [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Magnum Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (3 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B000B6ET96
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,799 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Prize
2. Breakdown
3. The Great Disaster
4. Vicious Companions
5. So Far Away
6. Hit And Run
7. One Night Of Passion
8. The Word
9. Young And Precious Souls
10. Road To Paradise
11. The Word
12. True Fine Love
13. The Prize
14. Breakdown
15. Vicious Companions
16. Road To Paradise
17. The Prize
18. One Night Of Passion

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arty hard rock at it's peak 20 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have to admit, this is my favorite Magnum album. To me, it exemplifies everything Magnum had set out to do before their drop into 'pop rock' in the eighties. But I also know that this was not a very successful album for them- which kind of makes sense.
On this album Magnum were producing themselves, and so had a lot of creative freedom. This shows through quite clearly as there is a lot of 'arty' stuff here- this is truly progrssive rock. The music much more experimental than 'Chase the Dragon' and it's predecessors, but with the hard rock edge that is the Magnum sound.
The first half of the album is probably the best, with the synth-laden 'The Prize' providing a powerful opening number. 'The Great Disaster' is a great energetic track in the style of 'The Battle' with some great musicianship involved. 'The Word' is nice relief from all this, showing that Magnum could still write a ballad without losing their hard sound. 'So Far Away' is just weird- either you like it or you don't.
However, this does not fit everyone's tastes and I'm aware of this. Most of the material made after this album is nowhere near as hard or progressive as this, yet it was the bands most popular era. Thus, fans of the earlier Magnum material will be most likely to like this. Others will almost certainly hate it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ROAD TO PARADISE??? 8 Nov 2006
By Stotty
Format:Audio CD
After the success of 1982's Chase The Dragon, Magnum could be forgiven for thinking that the big time was just around the corner. However, The Eleventh Hour represents one of the most difficult periods the band would ever have to endure.

What's a shame is that this, Magnums fourth studio effort is a good, solid record. The first four tracks, The Prize, Breakdown, Vicious Companions and The Great Disaster, get the album of to a flying start and show guitarist/songwriter Tony Clarkin becoming more adept at creating good songs of a shorter length. However, with the exception of the excellent One Night Of Passion and the anthemic The Word, The Eleventh Hour runs out of steam a little. All in all though, Magnum managed to create a follow up to the superb Chase The Dragon that more than holds its own, and with some more inspired cover artwork by Rodney Matthews, The Eleventh Hour is a decent package.

Magnum's major problem that year was a lack of marketing muscle from the record label and also being forced to self produce the music, for cost cutting purposes. Couple this up with the end of The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement in which the band had been carelessly pigeonholed, and the albums lack of major league success isn't so much of a mystery. However, good times were only a couple of years away, and Magnum would never sound the same again. In the meantime, sit back, relax and enjoy one of the bands more forgotten efforts. A guilty pleasure indeed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Forgotten Classic 14 Feb 2006
By DocBhoy
Format:Audio CD
As a long time Magnum fan , I recently rediscovered my vinyl recording of this album , and realised there are a number of classics here that have been overlooked on the live circuit over the years . In fact , Tony Clarkin alludes to this in the sleevenotes interview he gave for this remastered expanded edition of the album .
The original album features a band reaching towards the pinnacle of their career ( the next album was 'On A Storytellers Night' ) , and the maturity and variation of the songwriting by Mr Clarkin exemplifies this .
As well as the original album , there are included some live recordings and remixed versions of tracks that add to the quality of the album overall .
So if you're a Magnum fan , or even a fan of prog rock , this is definitely worth a look .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars dark,moody hard to get into..... 8 Jan 2011
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My journey with Magnum continues,having started at the beginning and working my way chronilogically thru the bands works,i find myself here with i believe their 4th studio disc.

Unlike the others,this is not a instant fix,enjoyable immediately,its not quite as upbeat as the earlier studio discs and in places quite dark.

The production is quite dated and thin(especially the drum sound) and this grates,that being said there are still some fine moments, the ist four tracks are pretty good as is 'the road to paradise'.

Unlike the earlier albums ,you dont quite get the Styx/Kansas influences,the disc is at times wrapped in some quintessential english whimsy,with acoustic guitar quaintly strumming away,excellent stuff,of course QUEEN and mid 70's URIAH HEEP still resonate.

Bonus tracks are excellent especially the fridsy rock show session,booklet as ever superb and informative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The time will come for everyone.... 23 Oct 2009
By RussB
Format:Audio CD
This was always viewed, and I think unfairly as an inferior album to 'Chase the Dragon'.

To me it was the more consistent and stronger of the two and having purchased both re-mastered albums recently, I think it has certainly stood the test of time better than `Chase'.

There is a definite timelessness to the Eleventh Hour with some great tracks including `The Word', a wonderful Magnum ballad up there with their best.

The extras also make this a great purchase.
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