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All the Wars

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2012 album from the British Prog Rock band. All The Wars marks another leap in the band's progression, as frontman Bruce Soord continues to mature as a songwriter and the band's ever growing confidence and status allows them to move in bold musical directions, including the use of a 22-piece string section and a choir. Soord explains, 'no expense has been spared regarding the production of this record but at its heart it's still a rock record. It's very heavy in parts and very delicate and beautiful in others.' The album is the latest step for the band who over the last few years have truly emerged onto a higher stage... bigger and better tours, triumphant festival slots, recording at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios, artwork designed by Storm Thorgerson and new management all give the sense of act who are destined for greater things.

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  • Audio CD (September 11, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Kscope
  • ASIN: B008F1NICI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,103 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By P. A. Clemons on September 11, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Rock music that combines emotion, angst, pain and romance. Songs covering the subjectivity of that which cannot be seen but what the heart really feels. Does it get any better ?. And can anyone do it better ?.

Combine all this with atmospherics, some incredible guitar touches, strings, a choir and a sympathetic rhythm section. Listen even close and you will also hear that wonderful rumble of hammond organ on a couple of tracks. The result, a truly remarkable album which is, at times, quite beautiful, stunning and breathtaking. Not only that. It is also leaves the listener totally drained.

With this record Bruce appears to have captured the very best elements of Tightly Unwound and Someone Here Is Missing which, themselves were both extremely good albums, and combined them with the essence and the spirit of the pre K-Scope albums. Yet, at the same time, the music is certainly not to be viewed as a step back into the past. It is as if both worlds have collided and this masterpiece has been created.

'All the Wars' is a deeply meaningful album and despite the occasional full on musical assault to the senses both the music and lyrics are actually quite delicate and incredibly heartfelt and sensitive. In a strange and perverse kind of way it does seem to come across as an act of penance. It is not a concept album as such but rather an album that should be listened to as a whole.

The art form Bruce has created and adopted here is, to me at least, a totally unique strand of rock music. By that I am trying to say that it has not gone into a world of it's own. It is not anthemic and neither are their any displays of needless virtuoso. The subject matter is, I think, very different to what you would expect from a rock album.
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If "Someone Here... " is Pineapple Thief's "Dark Side", then this is their "Wish You Were Here." There will be many disputes as to which album is superior. Here we see Mr Soord adding choir and symphony orchestra to his songs, to great effect, without overwhelming the intimate nature of the songs. (You can watch some of the recordings on YouTube, and see Bruce's appreciation of what the classical musicians add to his music.) I love the slurred violins, which recall the backing to "I am the Walrus" and other classic Beatles recordings. The obligatory long finale ("Reaching Out") is suitably wonderful, and a fine contender for fan favourite. I wish I was in the UK this summer to see this band. They are the best thing I have heard since discovering Sufjan Stevens in the mid - eleventies. Make sure you get the double CD, as the acoustic versions are just as good as the electric ones, and there's a fab version of "I will Light Up Your Eyes" on it.
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I've enjoyed many PT releases, some more than others. That said, I feel they've produced stronger material in previous outings. Overall, good, but not great.
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Reading the previous review by P.M. Clemens struck the nail on the head and perfectly square. I don't have the skills to post a review as that one, but I will reiterate his intentions. These release, along with the latest by Marillion, "Sounds that can't be made", are the two Combatants for Album of the Year. Not just Prog album...I am talking any album that I have heard this year. They are both that good. Very "progressive" in the way they approach their instruments in their given context, with lush arrangements and powerful riffs and fills. And both bands have passionate, heartfelt lyrics that are performed by very talented, emotive singers.

Just buy the album, let it sink in over a few spins, listen to it at volume once it starts clicking with you. This album is full of dynamics and grooves, from every one of the performers. Totally solid and totally top shelf. Just buy it.
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By Buren on April 13, 2014
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This was kind of a gamble buying this, i hadn't heard their music much before. I really liked it and its a good listen, i really like the string ensemble and choir thats incorporated to their style
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