Complete remix and remaster. Also now available on CD. Check your favorite online progshop. If not pse contact email@example.com The 10th album by the US sees the return of Paul van Velzen as drummer and co-vocalist alongside Jos Wernars and Marijke Wernars. We have taken the time to record it, because it’s all done at home and Paul’s home is Spain. As usual, all the songs are written by Jos and again he came up with some beautiful melodies and stories. The title track refers to the British Isles, where the Vikings first set foot to begin their conquest of Britain. Little Wonders in Suburbia is a very personal song in memory of a friend who died too young. The Lady of Shalot is loosely based on a poem by Sir Alfred Tennyson and brings us back to the legend of King Arthur. The album closes with the longest track called The Dancing Boys. Acting on a horrible tradition in Muslim countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan, that makes young boys enslaved to act as a substitute for women.
released March 18, 2018
US: Marijke Wernars vocals | Paul van Velzen [drums/percussion/vocals | Jos Wernars [all other instruments/vocals and songwriting]
There's no denying - Pete Jones is one of the big ones in the prog world. I've been converted from a sceptic to a fan this year, the scepticism stemming exactly from albums like this one, which seemed to fit perfectly into my "I don't like tribute albums" habit. Well, I was wrong... he's not a guy who just borrows fame from the glory of an era that passed by long ago. His "Tiger Moth Tales" are superb original works, and his cover versions... well, I just love them! Pete Jones does it right. He breathes new life into his remakes of old classics, and I like the selection of songs he provides on this album and its twin, "Seven Stones Turned". Yeah, it's true that he picked a couple of very short "Genesis" songs here, although this band is most renowned for its epic works. But coincidentally, several of those songs are among my most cherished favorites, like "Firth Of Fifth", "Cuckoo Cocoon", "Harlequin", and "For Absent Friends", for instance, which I'd name as some of the most essential "Genesis" songs ever. Sven B. Schreiber