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In The Region Of The Summer Stars Import


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  • Audio CD (November 5, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Operation Seraphim
  • ASIN: B003XOAJ2O
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,730 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fool and The Falling Tower
2. Death, The Reaper
3. The Lovers
4. The Devil
5. The Sun
6. The Last Judgement
7. In The Region of The Summer Stars

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Producing music best described as 'Symphonic Rock', the first album from The Enid 'In the Region of the Summer Stars' needed very little re-mastering. In fact, it remains almost untouched, bar the removal of a few crackles from the original master tracks. Originally released in 1976, The Enid still performs tracks from this album in the present, including paired tracks 'The Last Judgement' and 'In the Region of the Summer Stars'. The album is also famed for Robert John Godfrey's moving composition 'The Lovers'. In the Region of the Summer Stars was recorded at Sarm Studios, with guest performances from Trumpet soloist Dave Hancock. In 2010, all tracks were converted to digital format by Christian Curtis at Abbey Road, and re-mastered by The Enid's very own Max Read. Applying his expertise in engineering and in depth understanding of The Enid sound, Read was able to preserve the album in all its true glory. In the Region of the Summer Stars piece The Lovers was reborn in 2012 under the new title 'The Mirror of Love', becoming a number 1 digital download in Amazon's classical chart in February 2012. This version is also available on Robert John Godfrey's The Art of Melody, released in February 2013.

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Enid music is beautifull,that's all.
A. Fabio
These releases are bootlegs and have not been manufactured from any master tapes supplied by EMI; in fact they are crudely processed recordings from old vinyl.
Colin
A bit like Ian Anderson's attitude to the Tull's music.
Neil Taylor

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Neil Taylor on January 18, 2004
Format: Audio CD
"Prog. Rock" is often considered to be a crossover between classical and rock music. Certainly many of the best "prog" bands have leaned heavily on both genre's. Yes, ELP, Peter Gabriel's Genesis and solo work. This work falls in that genre, but with a significant diffrence.
For starters it is, if anything, more complex. It is more closely anchored in the classical side and borrows from a much broader range of classical styles. It certainly has some of rock's styles and sensibilities and particularly instrumentation. But to my ears it uses that to add power and precision and variety and depth of timbre to the classical compositions rather than, as with the others, using classical structures to add interest and variety and complexity to rock music.
To the best of my knowledge they have never toured the US and that is, frankly, America's loss. When I was in the UK I saw them about once a year and the experience was always a mixture of awe at their music and fun at their lighthearted attitude towards it. A bit like Ian Anderson's attitude to the Tull's music. They just seemed a little embarrassed about being so good and tried to cover their embarrassment with self deprecating humour.
In the Region of the Summer Stars was their first record and I still enjoy it the most of all their work. The original recording was a concept piece with the tracks representing various of the major arcana from the Tarot.
There's an incredible amount of variety and imagination involved in these tracks. The musicianship is phenominal and all the musicians were expected to be somewhat versatile.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lethe on February 12, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Great debut album !! For me it's one of the best debut albums of the whole prog scene, despite of remaining anchored to simple structures and also classical rock stuff in some circumstances:naturally it's enriched with lush and charming atmospheres,by means of stunning and underrated orchestral keyboard arrangements!! It takes shape very slowly, by starting with some gentle romantic moods, afterwards leading the listener to an aggressive powerful meeting between the organ riff and some sensible guitar lines too("The falling tower"), as long as the concept is completed. It is a sort of communion between the complex and the mellower atmosphere in the same time ... "Death, The reaper" remains always mellow, nevertheless by introducing such a particular legendary theme They want to seduce the listener and lead him afterwards to the next following album (this theme will be recalled)... "The lovers" instead is their most symphonic track, but always remaining at its mellow side. Instead "The devil", in the opposite, is very energetic and quite typical in the UK 70's rock scene.The majestic theme of side 2 represents here their leading main concept theme, with its reprisal during several passages all along side 2. However the most classical music oriented, regarding of their symphonic tracks, is that one inspired by "Dies Irae" -the famous Mozartian composition - here entitled "The last judgement", which leads in progression to a grandiose section, based upon an epic choir and a mellotron as well, which are never banal!! Then you find the main refrain of "The sun" once again,here supported by a good trumpet - within a sort of short interlude -before playing the best track of the album, the title track, combining the medieval moods with a powerful guitar theme, till the conclusion and the final catharsis of the reprisal, regarding such concept theme, "The sun".
Highly recommended !!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Fabio on March 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Heavily borrowing from romantic classical late 1800 composers (from Berliotz to Wagner), the Enid (mostly a creature of talented Robert John Godfrey)have produced between mid 70's to the early 80's ... simply beautiful music.

How to further describe it? I would not know, and frankly I do not think is necessary. Enid music is beautifull,that's all.

Any of their albums is wonderfull just pick one, put it on, dim the light, close your eyes and let their music guide your dreams.

I pride myself of a quite vast collection of progr music from allover the world, but I've never found anything like them. Rick Wakemann and sometimes Keith Emerson tried to blend classical music with prog rock, but neither one consistently tried to do so in all his work, like the ENID tried and in my view succeded.

Give it a try.
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hello there..the track you refer is originally edited in cassette only, during the 80s..
later as the only bonus track on the cd first issue of in the region of summer stars , on the bands own label, catalog number ENIDCD7 1987.. also in the 90s, on the mantella label reissue, catalog MNTLCD7... Read More
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