Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Eureka - Shackleton's Voyage (2009)

The fourth album from this multi-national band.

The band was a sextet with a lineup of percussion, drums, bass, guitars, mandolin, pipes, whistles, keyboards, moog and vocals.

This project fronted by Billy Sherwood and Troy Donockley released five albums between 1997 and 2015. I doubt if they are still around.

Melodic prog and neo-prog was their genre.

Shackleton's Voyage is a concept album about the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's final journey where he by a miracle and skills survived. So did the rest of his expedition too. It is one of the most famous human drama in the polar areas ever. 

Concept albums has narrations and long instrumental pieces. So does this album too. 

 This album is fifty-three minutes long and has it all. Male and female vocals. Narrations and instrumentals.

The music is a bit wishy-washy. It is not particular good. 

Some of the music is rather good though. I am not over awed but it still have something good. It is an album well worth checking out.

2.5 points

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