It had been a difficult time for Magna Carta, gone were the ideas of "Seasons" and the theatre of "Lord of the Ages£....on had gone the seventies to the point of standing at the gates of Punk Rock. Much water had flowed under the bridges of the bands collective connections and all looked to be uncertanty ........however, it is at times of change and pressure that a bands true metal begins to show and it is in the reflections of the past that we see the shining future to come......On this album Chris Simpson and the team show that they are going to be survivors and trailblazers of the future of Folk Rock......Songs about "Putting it all back together" ....."Wild birds" ......"A princess" and the times things take ( "Took along time" ) show that this band are as eternal as the Yorkshire stone and countryside that shaped its founder.................A feest for the ear......well worth buying .....
UP UNTIL 6 WEEKS AGO I HAD NEVER HEARD OF THIS BAND BUT I AM NOW COMPLETELY HOOKED.GREAT VARIETY SUPERB HARMONY I HAVE NOW PURCHASED 5 ALBUMS THIS PARTICULAR SET RATES WITH THE BEST . THANK YOU MR SIMPSON AND CO,SHAME I NEVER CAUGHT YOU LIVE BUT THE DVDS WILL DO NICELY.
Good music for any musical collection - which does not include x factor and similar generated current crap. Its a very good reminder of how lucky we were in the 60's/70's, not only to have the long lived super groups & stars - genuine work hardened stars - not the current x factor "totty"!! - and a real depth of great bands who didn't quite make the long lived top end - right down to the, still very good hard working jobbing bands - who would knock what passes for today's "talent" !! into a cocked hat.
At last get all my Magna Carta LPs as CDs! Thought they may be unavailable but no! Fantastic news. Great group, superb songs from Chris Simpson! Sent securely, fast and safe -well done will use them again.