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2012 release, the first concept album from the Prog Rock band in their 25 year career. Map Of The Past explores the theme of the past, as seen through old family photographs and will take you on a musical journey where a constant sense of nostalgia is running through. Century Media.

1. Man In The Photograph
2. Wallflower
3. Map Of The Past
4. Clocks
5. Flag
6. The Big Machine
7. Cartoon Graveyard
8. Send No Flowers
9. Meadow And The Stream
10. The Last Escape
11. Exit Song

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  • Audio CD (April 3, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B0076I8O70
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #765,194 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Cross your heart: we’ve seen quite a few reunions which weren’t really necessary and tend to jeopardise the myth of a formerly great band rather than rekindle it. In the case of It Bites, however, the situation is entirely different. In their comeback album, The Tall Ships, the British prog rock act surrounding drummer Bob Dalton and keyboardist John Beck, who released three ... Read more in Amazon's It Bites Store

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I will for sure be listening to this one alot.
Russ Bellinger
I still get shivers up my spine every time I listen to "Last Goodbye", and trust me, I've listened to it A LOT!
Ted W. Rood
Fast-forward to the present...2012...and the new album, "Map of the Past."
Mike

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mike VINE VOICE on April 9, 2012
Format: Audio CD
The original lineip of It Bites...Francis Dunnery (guitars, vocals), John Beck (keyboards, backing & harmony vocals) Dick Nolan (bass, backing vocals) and Bob Dalton (drums, backing vocals) produced three solid, hook-filled, tuneful, guitar-crunchy prog rock albums between 1986 and 1989: The Big Lad in the Windmill, Once Around the World, and Eat Me in St. Louis. Frontman Francis Dunnery had a voice not unlike Genesis-era Peter Gabriel, although the band was certainly not a Genesis clone. They rocked a little harder, had a little more attitude, and were not as rigidly tied to old-school prog as some of their contemporaries. They were a rock band with prog overtones, and they rocked indeed.

Dunnery left in 1990 to pursue a solo career. The remaining members shifted around a bit, sometimes under the It Bites banner, other times with a new name (such as the pairing of Beck and Daltion with John Mitchell (from Arena and Frost*, lead vocals and guitars) and Pete Trewavas (from Marillion, bass) as "Kino." The lineup released the well-received Picture in 2005.

In 2006, the nucleus of Beck, Dalton and Mitchell became the new It Bites and in 2008 released the critically acclaimed Tall Ships. The band hadn't successfully "replaced" Dunnery...those were some big and distinctive shoes to fill...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Russ Bellinger on May 26, 2012
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I wasn't quite sure that they could create another effort on the level of "The Tall Ships", but after finally receiving a copy of the new It Bites CD "Map Of The Past" it is most positively so! You just don't hear much music these days of this high caliber. Guitarist/Lead Vocalist John Mitchell and keyboardist John Beck along with the phenominal rhythm section of Bob Dalton on drums and Lee Pomeroy on bass have delivered another masterpiece. It is a true "album" in that it is best listened to from beginning to end. This music is thoroughly enjoyable, interesting and quite powerful on an emotional level. I will for sure be listening to this one alot. Very recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W. Beardsley on May 15, 2012
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I learned about It Bites way late in the game, in fact they played as their new incarnation at a local Prog Fest here in L.A. a couple years back and I was taken aback at how much good music I'd missed. I've picked-up all their recordings now and while I can hear a difference between the old IB and the new this album most definitely lives up to the spirit of their former days and lays foundation for renewed life and hopefully many more "albums" to come in the future.

Highly recommended, on my third listen as I write this and it's just gettin' better!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Marsh on June 20, 2014
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Please understand that I just discovered this band recently..., so to all of you It Bites veterans out there, forgive my noob review, as I mentioned this is my initial impression, and the start of my journey discovering what this great band is all about.

What I found after listening to this offering from It Bites, was the fact that I was hooked after the opening track..., in that I so enjoyed the vocals, and musicianship, and the theme, that I just had to see what would come next. Another thing that floored me was the quality of the recording!!..it was as if the instrumentation and vocals were right up front yet distinguishable from each other and not muddled together...all very "hi-fi".

I was so impressed with this release that I went right back on Amazon and ordered "Tall Ships"...though a bit pricey, I have a feeling, from the reviews that I've read, that I'm in for a real audio feast, and it's going to be worth every penny !!

Thanks, It Bites....!!!, I'm so glad that I found you...!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WillieB on May 24, 2012
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I was not blown away by my first few listens to this. This is a grower and takes time to digest. My only experience with It Bites is due to John Mitchell and his stellar guitar playing. Well Mr. Mitchell is not the only stellar musician here, everyone shines. This release has more of a subdued feel than the catchy pop-prog style of "The Tall Ships", and maybe that's why it took me longer to catch on. Any band can get in a rut and repeat themselves, but those that alter their writing style and still sound good show versatility and class.

I really like the raspy lead vocals and the layering of the backing vocals stand out on all tracks. My current faves include the title track, and "The Big Machine" - although the chorus seems similar to "The Tall Ships". "Send No Flowers" took me a long time to appreciate but it is tasty. "Meadow and the Stream" may be the most progressive song on this disc, but the short lyrics of the chorus is kind of awkward. And the ballad "The Last Escape" is awesome. Everything about this disc shows attention to detail... the music, the production, the booklet, and the disc itself looks like a record. Well done chaps!
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