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Nick Magnus


Symphonic Prog

3.86 | 101 ratings

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4 stars Nick Magnus is without hesitation one of my fav musicians and keyboard player ever, his contribution to first period of Steve Hackett solo albums is exemplary, albums as Spectral Mornings and Defector are still regarded today as some of the most intresting prog albums ever made. Aswell Nick Magnus was part of The Enid at the very beggining of this band, his started his career with this symphonic prog band, then moved to form Autumn in 1977 and then was membership to Steve Hackett in his most prolic solo career. As a solo artist his first album will come in 1993 and since now he released 5 albums. His forth album Children of another god issued in 2010 is to me and for many fans his best album as solo artist . This is truly an elegant release with pleasent warm complicated prog, very reminescent of mid to late '70s and aswell smells in many pleaces with Hackett albums, specially Spectral and Defector. It's obviously that this album remind me a lot of Hackett albums, 4 out of 6 musicians from this album were present aswell on Spectral Morning and Defector - Steve Hackett together with his brother John, Pete Hicks and Magnus of course.

Beautiful arrangements, old school, type of prog, with the killer title track being the highlight, such strong and catchy tune, very good, The rest of the pieces are strong aswell, the instrumental Twenty Summers follow as second. In some parts I can trace besides Hackett influences, some Alan Parson passages and even some Manfred Mann's Earh Band elements here and there.

All in all definetly a worth album to have, this si the type of prog that was made decades ago still being fresh today with many intresting parts. Nice package overall, digipak format. 4 stars from me, excellent, warm, pleasent and catchy.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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