Sunday 23 July 2017
Magenta - The Twenty Seven Club (2013)
The seventh album from this British band.
Magenta was again a trio with Christina Booth on lead vocals, Chris Fry on guitars and Robert Reed on bass, keyboards, piano, guitars and mandolin. He is also the producer here.
Andy Edwards guests on drums.
There is no denying that I have for a long time have had a fondness for this band. Magenta was the first post '70s prog band I really fell for. I am also a big fan of Christina's vocals and...ehh.... person.
The Twenty Seven Club continues on from the 2011 album Chameleon and their previous albums. But mostly from Chameleon.
The music on The Twenty Seven Club is pretty complex though. It is also a bit on the heavy side too. It is a bit strange when I get Gentle Giant vibes from a Magenta album. Nevertheless, I get them from a couple of songs on this album. And that is not a bad thing.
There are also some more melodic songs here. The music is very clever throughout. Rob Reed, please step forward. Your fingerprints is all over this one hour long album.
The result is a good to a very good album. There are a lot of very good details here so I would elevate this to a very good rating. That also because of Christina's vocals. Check out this album.