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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid & punchy, just had to add a review, 25 Sep 2012
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Okay, it can be pretty stressful being a Magnum fan. They're 40yrs old this year and there will be some that prefer the pre-SPV era and good on 'em I say but lets not cloud this album review with some nostalgic whims. Secondly let's recognise that the music industry has changed immensely since their widely acknowledged peak of mid to late 1980s. Had they remained entrenched in that era of ripped jeans then they'd not be around today and I for one think that their break re-energised them and they have released some belting albums with SPV.

So, back to that stress. I buy every Magnum album with perhaps one single release heard via Planet Rock or the internet links from the wonderful Annie Minion. Waiting for that album to land is nervy - will they deliver? At 40yrs old are they still relevant, still 'got it'?
The answer is yes, or indeed YES! This album has made me smile all day - to give a nod to other reviews there are some heavy riffs, some anthemic choruses (you'd faint if there weren't) and yes, one or two touches of Springsteen. You wouldn't have got that on a Goodnight LA album.....

Stop dwelling on pre-2000 and dabbling on web forums that discuss the merits of Fish Vs Hogarth, Bayley Vs Dickinson, Gillan Vs Coverdale - bands have to change and evolve and this just feels like another solid, mighty chapter in the history of one of the most under-rated and under-valued British rock bands period.

I'm not articulate enough to give a song by song analysis but I had to jump to the defence of the boys and say - Congratulations, what a album!

I for one will be back in the crowd for the tour in November - my umpteenth Magnum tour and by the way, if you've not been then you really are missing a treat. Oh, and Bob has not lost his voice and Mr Clarkin has certainly not lost his way. He's fresher and fitter now than he's been in years.

Five stars are kept for modern masterpieces etc but Amazon rating just says 'I love it!'. 'Nuff said
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Initial post: 25 Sep 2012 23:16:25 BDT
I love that review, wish I could have put those words together in mine, agree with you 100%

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2012 23:37:56 BDT
GadgetAddict says:
Cheers Andrew

After years, albums and tours you start to assume that you know these guys and get protective - actually it's not protective you just crave some recognition for the band (and outside the Midlands halls of fame)

Looking forward to the tour
All the best
\m/

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2012 23:44:14 BDT
Me too, will be so pleased if they get into the top 40 , they are in at 20 for midweek sales so looking good, just need a few more to keep it ticking over till Sunday !!

Posted on 28 Sep 2012 00:04:28 BDT
griffatron says:
fish
gillan
dianno
nuff said on that i think

Posted on 30 Sep 2012 22:07:57 BDT
THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS.
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