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3.86 | 136 ratings | 5 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Second Hand (6:13)
2. Fool's Gold (6:33)
3. These Changing Seasons I (4:19)
4. The Making Of Me (6:16)
5. While Rome Burns (9:39)
6. Blackout (7:44)
7. These Changing Seasons II (3:59)
8. Pages Of Stone (16:44)
9. These Changing Seasons III (7:19)

Total time 68:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Robert James Moulding / vocals, guitars, percussion
- Douglas Skene / electric & acoustic guitars, electric sitar, vocals
- Dean Bennison / electric, slide & acoustic guitars, vocals, producer & mixing
- David Eaton / organs, Mellotron, piano, synthesisers, guitar, vocals
- Anthony Stewart / bass, scoustic bass, Moog bass pedals, vocals
- Steven Eaton / drums, percussion, glockenspiel, vocals

- Tom Winters / vocals (9)
- Lochie Winters / vocals (9)
- Reece Denton / vocals (9)
- Brian Dade, Marcus Mulu, Cliff Pearson, Patricia Eaton, Andrew Eaton, Jessica Skene, Andrew Craig, Sasha Ioshpe, Chris Tracey / additional speaking voices

Releases information

Artwork: Timothy Neill

CD Not On Label ‎- ANU005 (2017, Australia)

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ANUBIS The Second Hand ratings distribution

(136 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

ANUBIS The Second Hand reviews

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Review by Rivertree
5 stars Are they serving their first or second hand here, or what? ... oh, it doesn't matter. It's not the bands first sign of life of course. This new ANUBIS album runs into a 70 minutes lasting revelation, when it comes to (my) prog standards. Going back to the very beginning ... similiar to Aisles due to 'Club Hawaii' this Aussie sextet made Fool's Gold and The Making Of Me available beforehand. Those songs are addictive really, sorta well sought out appetizer, which won't let you turn away in the aftermath, never ever. What stays, nothing but eagerly waiting for the release date ... and finally obsessively hoping for some more jewels, hell, yeah!

They are returning back to a concept album format, dealing with the downfall of media mogul James Osbourne- Fox, left paralysed and imprisoned in his own body after a severe brain injury, this obviously spiked with references to current conflicts worldwide. The cinematic touch predominantly comes from several interspersed samples, often representing the transition from one song to the next. As for that 'The Second Hand' ultimately comes as an epic unity, moreover somewhat ageless, sounding like a modern blend of neo and art rock, however, due to the offensive use of mellotron, organ and piano, also rooting in the early prog years too.

This album shows the band on its emotive peak, definitely. There's no need, respectively no chance, to emphasize any particular excerpt or involved musician. The entire compositional attitude belongs to the finest attempts I could listen to this year. Featuring diversity and a bunch of catchy moments, alongside with the technical and instrumental implementation, a really stunning result. By the way, Douglas Skene has offered another regarded effort with the band Hemina last year. Perfect, perfect, almost perfect! Hardly ever it occurs that I'll hand over a masterpiece status to a new album appearing ... now here we go!

Latest members reviews

5 stars James... James... open your eyes for me.... Surrounded by breathing machines and the sound of ominous TV and radio reports I'm sucked straight into the downfall of James Osbourne-Fox. A Rupert Murdoch figure, a 1%er. This album is the true follow up to the bands still luminous second LP, but ... (read more)

Report this review (#1767890) | Posted by theinvisibleman | Monday, July 31, 2017 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Anubis return in 2015 with 'the Second Hand' which feels like the classic 'A Tower of Silence' in its concept feel and sound. Like Stephen Wilson's 'Raven' album, this album looks lovingly over the shoulder at the classic era prog with a sympathetic sound to match. The use of real Mellotron and ... (read more)

Report this review (#1767192) | Posted by AlexVigne | Saturday, July 29, 2017 | Review Permanlink

2 stars Run-of-the-mill prog. Lackluster melodies and progressions, no unique changes or anything that catches you off- guard. It's only highlighted by entry-level odd time signatures, which is barely a highlight in lieu of other prog bands. The concept for the album is pretty dull and uninspiring; don't ... (read more)

Report this review (#1766995) | Posted by jpgarcia7787 | Friday, July 28, 2017 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Review from promotional copy: After loving Anubis' second album - A Tower of Silence (still highly rated on PA after all these years) - a fairly heavy criticism of organised religion seemingly disguised as a ghost story; I had warmed to their slightly edgy lyrical and conceptual stance. 2014' ... (read more)

Report this review (#1707739) | Posted by RedKnot | Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Review Permanlink

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