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Masquerade Overture [Extra tracks, Import]

PendragonAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (January 1, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Inside Out Germany
  • ASIN: B00000K20D
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,068,248 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Masquerade Overature
2. As Good As Gold
3. Paintbox
4. The Pursuit Of Exellence
5. Guardian Of My Soul
6. The Shadow
7. Masters Of Illusion
8. The Last Man On Earth

Editorial Reviews

Reissue of the British prog rock outfit's 1996 album in a three panel fold out digipack with a live version of 'The Last Man On Earth' added as a bonus track. Eight tracks total. 1999 release.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Good as Gold February 14, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I was impressed when I first heard "The Window of Life". I'm twice as impressed now that I heard "The Maskerade Overture". Pendragon is one of those rare bands that compose tracks as long as 10 minutes or more. Influences from other bands like Marillion, Pink Floyd or even Genesis are clear and, somehow, Pendragon seems to have the best from all of them. Nick Barrett is an outstanding guitar player. This record is pure gold.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh so good September 25, 2000
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I am a big fan of prog, neo-prog and prog metal. This my friends is the real thing. It could have been released in the mid 70's. As you listen you can hear Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Greg Lake, Gryphon and even some early 80's Marillion. But what a melodically satisfying album that just flows and is never forced. Its on the soft end of the scale (not an album for Vanden Plas or Kamelot fans) but it is just plain tasty throughout...and at over 70 minutes you get your money's worth. Buy it and see what I mean.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A surprisingly good album (given the circumstances) September 13, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I'm writing this on September 13th, 2001. That's two days after the atrocious attacks on the WTC and Pentagon buildings in New York and Washington.
At the moment, things seem to be relatively calm. But there's this feeling that it might be the calm before the storm...
I'm writing this while Pendragon's "Masquerade" is playing in the background - "I pray the Lord my soul to keep..." - & have to admit that I don't quite know whether this is the best or perhaps worst time to write a review.
What I do know is this: occasionally (not all that often, but occasionally) music manages to transcend the limitations of those listening to it. It's then that the listener hears something which is beyond him/her, which is wondrous if only because of the fact that he/she couldn't possible reproduce it however hard he/she tried. It's then that a certain appreciation with regard to "art" becomes inescapable - when you realise that some-one, somewhere has done something which touches you and which you could never have done yourself. And how precious the possibility of this happening actually is. And how totally incompatible it is with war, terrorism or, indeed, mindless violence in general.
A few months ago, I would, if asked, probably have dismissed Pendragon out of hand as a "pseudo"-progressive rock group, familiar as I was with only their very first albums, like "The Jewel".
But I'm listening to "Masquerade" as I write this, and have been for a few days. And somehow it keeps getting better. It's not immensely original, I suppose, but it is very, very good. There's a simple reason: extraordinarily good compositions, accompanied by well though-out lyrics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's simply magic July 21, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I love so much the illustrations on most of Pendragon's album covers. I just wish I could own a real painting. It's cheerful, rich and imaginary.
It's a kind of metling pot of old prog (Marillion-Pink Floyd-Yes)sang by the delicate voice of Nick Barrett. Lyrics will send you right away in a magical old world.
The most powerful lyric moment on this album is on "Master of illusion" when he says "take my hand one last time, hold it so close to your faint heart". Sounds like Emile Zola writter of "Une page d'amour" the most wonderful book I ever read.
Music is gentle even if there is complex guitar riffs. Every instrument has a big role to play and leaves enough space to other instruments.
Not a fade minute on this album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Album! June 17, 2001
By Carol
Format:Audio CD
Masquerade Overture is Pendragon's best album - as well as one the best albums of all time. "Guardian of My Soul" will empower you and take you on an incredible trip. And be careful - when you listen to the "Shadow", your hand will unresistably wander toward the volume button and crank it higher as the song plays. The music is outstanding and every instrument in this band is outstanding. If you've never heard Pendragon, get Masquerade first.
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