Top critical review
on 19 May 2017
I am a Pendragon fan but one who loves the original Pendragon sound so Pure is only 'okay' in comparison to what I consider are their classic albums i.e. Not of This World, The Masquerade Ouverture, Window of Life & The World. But I am a great fan of their wonderful music, Nick's guitar playing particularly (not such a great fan of his singing especially when he leaves it exposed) so I have just bought Pure and Believe. Can't get on at all with Passion and bought but didn't think much of 'Men Who Shouldn't Have Climbed Mountains They Weren't Capable of Climbing'.
This album is okay, for me the problem is the more Pendragon stray from their original recipe, the more ordinary they often sound. In many parts of Pure they sound like a another rock band but with a dodgy singer in tow. I intend to see them (again) at 229 Venue in London in late 2017 but doubt I will buy any new albums. Six + the Maximo Concerto DVD is a pretty good level of support, no?