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3.70 | 15 ratings | 2 reviews | 27% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Thanatos (7:16)
2. Anthem (5:48)
3. Richard (9:14)
4. Circle (23:06)

Total Time: 45:24

Line-up / Musicians

- Jonathan Saunders / vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums

Releases information

CD Progrock Records #ZRNRCD-2000404

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ZEN ROCK AND ROLL The Birthright Circle ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(27%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(27%)
Good, but non-essential (47%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

ZEN ROCK AND ROLL The Birthright Circle reviews

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Review by b_olariu
3 stars 3.5 stars really

Zen Rock & Roll is a solo project of mult instrumentalist Jonathan Saunders from 2001. Under this name he released so far 3 albums. The second offer was released in 2004 at Progrock records and was very well recived even the band is quite unknown in prog circles. I like what I've heared here, the music is symphonic prog based on keyboards and long instrumental sections, complicated passages, very well puted on portative. Also there are lots of effects that give to the listner a pleasent atmophere all over. Only 4 pieces but is not a problem, there is an epic clocking around 22 min named Circles, very nice, like the rest 3. The music is sometimes similar with Yes, sometimes with The Tangent, but with Saunders special manner of composing, a quite underrated musician I might say. Maybe to some listners the problems are with overdubs and electronical effects present here, but to me was quite enjoyble mixed in the symphonic prog amalgamation. I can say definetly Zen Rock & Roll needs a far more recognition then has today , all three albums worth to be discovered for sure. Good album towards great.3.5 stars.

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5 stars Unlike most of the reviews on the 1st "Zen R&R" album that were kind of down on the artist, I gave it 5 stars and a great review, I liked it so much I had to get this one too, and I was happily surprised again, why there are only 4 rating and zero reviews for this album I have no idea. If you lik ... (read more)

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