Re: On The 13th Day (review after first listen...)
Posted by: illimey ()
Date: September 27, 2012 09:46PM

Great review Andrew. Seems to pretty much match my own thoughts with of course a few differences about favorite songs. It's wonderful to listen to this album and be able to pick out passages that remind me of so many other great Magnum songs, without ever feeling as if I'm listening to something stale or old. There are a few moments where I am close to finding a riff or two overused and familiar, but overall this is an excellent modern interpretation of the Magnum sound.

As for the track running order, the current arrangement seems to work fine for me - but maybe I'll burn a CD with your suggested changes and see what I think! Personally, a song like All The Dreamers at the END would be a far greater issue than having it as the opener. It is a good enough song to draw a fan into the album, and for any new listeners the single choice So Let It Rain is definitely a smart pick. If there is any hope of picking up new fans these days, then maybe this will do it!

Broken Promises is starting to grow on me, as is Blood Red Laughter. I think this will soon be vying with The Visitation to be my favorite post-reunion album. Certainly the four in a row middle section (So Let It Rain, Dance Of The Black Tattoo, Shadow Town & Putting Things In Place) is up there with ANY sequence from ANY Magnum album!



SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
On The 13th Day (review after first listen...) 718 illimey 09/26/2012 09:09PM
Re: On The 13th Day (review after first listen...) 449 Andrew 09/26/2012 09:15PM
Re: On The 13th Day (review after first listen...) 379 Tom G 09/26/2012 09:17PM
Re: On The 13th Day (review after first listen...)197 illimey 09/27/2012 09:46PM
Re: On The 13th Day (review after first listen...) 147 Figge 09/28/2012 07:16AM
Re: On The 13th Day (review after first listen...) 308 Russ 09/26/2012 10:01PM
Re: On The 13th Day (review after first listen...) 263 Figge 09/27/2012 12:37AM
Re: On The 13th Day (review after first listen...) 250 Alex 09/27/2012 03:19AM
Re: On The 13th Day (review after first listen...) 195 leftfield 09/27/2012 08:33PM
Those Were The Days (1988-1989 demo) 212 Tom G 09/27/2012 11:28PM
Re: Those Were The Days (1988-1989 demo) 142 Alex 09/28/2012 06:29AM


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