Saturday 12 September 2020

Reed. Robert - Sanctuary II (2016)


The second album from this British artist.

Robert Reed did most of the instruments himself on this album. That means mandolin, banjo, guitars, bass. bodhran, grand piano, farfisa organ, keyboards, synths, marimba, vibes, glockenspiel, timpani, bells and tubular bells.

He had some support from a choir, drums and recorder.

Robert Reed is a member, founding member of Magenta and is involved with a lot of projects. He has released four solo studio albums.

The first Sanctuary album was a lush album with a mix of prog and classical music. 

Sanctuary II is two pieces of classical music with a total running time of forty minutes.

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells springs to mind here. Sanctuary II has a lot of Irish and Scottish folk tune like classical music. 

There is a lot of melodic electric guitar pieces here together with a lot of bells, choir and synths.

The music is very melodic and pretty dynamic. 

This album is not as good as the first album in the Sanctuary series. Nevertheless, this is a rather good album who would appeal to all Oldfield and Camel fans.

3 points





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