The atmosphere is phenomenal. The band is very popular in Poland there web-site is even fully translated into Polish, with several other European languages; which is a nice attention for their fans who do not necessarily master English.
Nick will also here and there do some attempts in the Polish language. He such a fine person, really. So all these magical and melodic moments are here. The poppish and very pleasant "As Good As Gold" in its long format, the wonderful Paintbox - Pendragon - Live In Krakow 1996 with the incredible and emotional guitar work.
One of the highlight of this set. The long and nice "Gardian Of My Soul", one of their most beautiful song ever written "The Shadow" with his fantastic one more guitar solo; and the extraordinary "Masters Of Illusion" the first encore with a gorgeous and Floydian guitar mood at the end. All played perfectly with the addition of a frenetic crowd more to be noticed in the video :"Live At Last!
But all the numbers are excellent. I tell you. Paintbox - Pendragon - Live In Krakow 1996 the hell with the ones who believe that this is useless music. Of course, Pendragon does not play with the big names. Pendragon produces simple, extremely romantic and melodic music which IMO holds more symphonic elements than "neo-prog" ones. Both Clive and Nick are very well supported by Peter on bass and Fudge on drums. The line-up of the band is pretty stable as well.
One number is taken from their debut album : "Leviathan". One of the good "Pendragon" numbers out of this album, but when compared to their later work, I'm afraid it does not hold the comparison.
Rockier but less A Vida Continua - Ack - Granada Drive-In. Still, it is pleasant to listen to an old number once in a while.
Two numbers come from "The World". The opener of the album : "Back In The Spotlight" another poppish and very accessible Pendragon song in a shorter version here prog pop maybe? Let's be grateful to Pendragon that we can still hear this type of music in and long live Pendragon. I don't know if this is a masterpiece but it fills my heart with joy and emotion. And I can do nothing less than rating this live album with five stars.
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