Sunday, June 3, 2007

MAGNA CARTA - Lord Of The Ages


This is their finest moment. Both from an accoustic laid back sound to the more melodramatic and gritty " Lord Of The Ages" Magna Carta achieved an excellent album, well balanced with not a single dull moment. Side one starts with the beautiful ' Wish It Was' a light catchy song but the guitar breaks are very clever.' Two Old Friends Of Mine' is a slow laid back folk number but nicely delivered and then we have the epic sounding title track ' Lord Of The Ages'. Great narration from Chris Simpson and the magnum opus if you like. Ten minutes of progressive moods, great guitars, screaming at times and soft soothing ebbs and flows. Highly recommended for this track alone. Side two is a more mellow set of tracks and starts with the quirky " Isn't It Funny..." but the highlights for the second half of the album has to be the the sad and brooding ' Father John' and ' Song Of The Evening'.

Tracks
1. I Wish It Was
2. Two Old Friends
3. Lord of the Ages
4. Isn't It Funny (And Not a Little Bit Strange)
5. Song of Evening
6. Father John
7. That Was Yesterday
8. Falkland Greene

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

could you guys include the year of the album in the headers?

. said...

Maybe, if you explain why.
RA

Anonymous said...

Thanks,
thats my music!

/Mossen

Anonymous said...

Fine Band, great post.

thanks

Gordon said...

yeah, this is great stuff. You turned me onto these with your garden of delights post. I can't decide wether this or pentangle's basket of light is my favourite folk album. Possibly christian lucifer aswell [or A Jethro Tull album :)]
Thanks,
Gordon

Anonymous said...

Much thanks for posting some Magna Carta things. They had some great moments and it's nice to hear them again.

- MoonBear

Anonymous said...

Much thanks for posting some Magna Carta things. They had some great moments and it's nice to hear them again.

- MoonBear