Monday 26 February 2018

Madrigal - School Of Time (1977)

The one and only album from this French band

Madrigal was a quintet with a lineup of bass, drums, guitars, keyboards and English vocals.

The band is one of those semi forgotten bands whose LPs is for sale at Discogs and album is available on Youtube. It is there to be discovered for those who are into sonic adventures.

.... Hence, I got this album. I like everything French prog too so that was an easy choice too.

Prog rock is a slightly misleading label. There is some The Moody Blues here, some Queen and a lot of classic rock and some symphonic prog... And a lot of keyboards generated mellotron too.

There is a lot of everything rock on this forty minutes long album. Maybe so much that it neither sits comfortably in the prog rock or the classic rock genre. It falls a bit between various chairs in this genre driven music industry and collections.

The music has a good standard. The vocals are good and the rest of the band does a good job too. Even the songs are good here. This is an unearthed gem and one to check out.

3 points

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for pointing me to this wonderful album. Being a prog fan, it's always so refreshing to find another gem, a 40 minutes of real delight. I don't mind the influences that can be heard, as the final result is a top-notch eclectic prog. It will be listed in my 200 historic prog albums, with a special review, some day hopefully, when the book is finished. Regards, Romano from Croatia