Pin­nick Gales Prid­gen

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What do you do when you put three gi­ants of prog, blues and rock to­gether and pro­duce a fan­tas­tic al­bum? Ob­vi­ously, you re­turn to the stu­dio and make another one, and here it is! Far from a ‘dif­fi­cult’ sec­ond al­bum, this is a mag­i­cal mas­ter­piece that de­lights the ears from the first bars of the open­ing track. As you would ex­pect from the track records of bassist Dug Pin­nick, gui­tarist Eric Gales and drum­mer Thomas Prid­gen, this is a mu­si­cal as­sault that fo­cuses the ears and the mind, so for the du­ra­tion of the al­bum noth­ing else in the world seems to mat­ter. They draw in­spi­ra­tion from many great rock and blues acts over the years, so there’s a com­fort­able el­e­ment here. But the sound they pro­duce is un­mis­tak­ably their own. The sheer in­stru­men­tal power is al­most fright­en­ing, yet the vo­cals still soar out over the may­hem. This is not for the faint-hearted, but it def­i­nitely is a re­mark­ably mu­si­cal and finely con­ceived al­bum.

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