Sunday, 18 November 2018

Galahad - Sleepers (1995)

The fourth album from this British band.

Galahad was a quintet on this album with a lineup of harpsichord, guitars, keyboards, harmonium, synths, bass, percussion, drums and vocals.
Two guest musicians provides operatic female vocals and percussions.

The band has shown some good progress on their two previous electric neo-prog albums. Their acoustic album can be bypassed in silent peace although I have reviewed it. You can see my reviews somewhere else in this blog.

The band is one of the pioneers in the neo-prog scene and is still around. They are very much alive and well anno 2018.

This album sees the band take on a more complex neo-prog sound and style. There are a couple of pretty melodic songs like for example Julie Anne. A very good song.

The rest of the album is complex and at times, symphonic neo-prog. The vocals is very good and the rest of the musicians also does a very good job.

Not all the material here is very good, or even good. But this sixty-six minutes long album has a lot of hidden layers and debts. It is indeed a good album well worth checking out. I cannot wait to hear and review their other albums.

3 points

1 comment:

  1. This is the epitome of neoprog if you ask me...this, the early Arena albums and Grey Lady Down sum it up nicely. A guilty pleasure on this record - The Dentist Song - is irresistible and most every track is a winner. My wife loves the song Julie Ann but to me a bit precious...