Magnum - Anthology


Year of Release: 1986
Label: Castle Communications
Catalog Number: RAW CD 007
Format: CD
Total Time: 66:36:00

Take a bit of Iron Maiden, a bit of Saga, a bit of Styx and stir them up together and you have Magnum. On the whole, the tracks here are good if not particularly challenging. "Great Adventures" made me think of yet another quasi-progressive band, Queen. This mainly due to the vocal harmonies here and the way they're used. Not necessarily recommended, but not warned against either. If this type of music appeals to you then Magnum fit that niche.

[You might think it telling that the discography below is longer than the review above, but in a previous incarnation of the site, this was intended to be a brief, quick take.]


Tracklisting:
In The Beginning (4:15) / Lords Of Chaos (3:37) / Kingdom Of Madness (4:27) / The Bringer (3:57) / Great Adventures (4:51) / Fire Bird (4:45) / Foolish Heart (3:10) / Stayin' Alive (3:21) / If I Could Live Forever (4:01) / Reborn (Live) (6:05) / Changes (Live) (3:42) / Walking The Straight Line (4:51) / We All Play The Game (4:05) / The Spirit (4:17) / The Prize (3:39) / Vicious Companions (3:33)

Musicians:
Bob Catley - guitar, vocals
Tony Clarkin - guitar, vocals
Colin 'Wally' Lowe - bass, vocals
Mark Stanway - keyboards

Discography:
Kingdom Of Madness (1978/1999)
Magnum II (1979/1999)
Marauder (Live At The Marquee) (1980/1999)
Chase The Dragon (1982/1999)
The Eleventh Hour (1983/1999)
Vintage Magnum (1984/1992/2002)
On A Storytellers Night (1985/2000/2003/2005*)
Vigilante (1986)
Anthology (1985/2002)
Mirador (1987)
Wings Of Heaven (1988/1990/1995) Nightriding (Best of) (1988) Invasion Live (1989)
Foundation (1990) (boxed set)
Goodnight L.A. (1990/1999)
Collection (1990/1992)
Spirit: A History (1991/1998)
Sleepwalking (1992)
Battle (1992)
Archive (1993/1997)
Chapter & Verse (The Very Best Of) (1993)
Captured (1993)
Uncorked (Best Of) (1995/2000)
Rock Art (1995)
Firebird (1995)
Keeping The Night Light Burning (1995/2000)
Vintage Magnum - Electric and Acoustic (1995)
The Last Dance (Europe) (1996)
Stronghold (UK) (1996)
Road To Paradise (1998)
Progressive Classics (1999)
Legends - Live (1999)
Live In London (?)
Archive Streets (2000)
Castle Masters Collection (2000)
Days Of Wonder (live 1976) (2000)
Breath Of Life (2002)
The River Sessions (2004)
Long Days, Black Nights: The Alternative Anthology (2004)
An Introduction To Magnum (2004)
Anthology, Vol. 2 (2004)
Brand New Morning (2004)
Princess Alice And The Broken Arrow (2007)
Wings Of Heaven Live 2008 (2008)
Into The Valley Of The Moonking (2009)

(Do they have more compilations than actual albums or what?)

Genre: Melodic Rock-AOR

Origin UK

Added: July 25th 1999
Reviewer: Stephanie Sollow
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Artist website: www.magnumonline.co.uk
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Language: english

  

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