Nolan, Clive & Oliver Wakeman - The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Verglas
Catalog Number: VGCD022
Format: CD
Total Time: 68:47:00

Nolan & Wakeman, Wakeman & Nolan, the meeting of two extraordinary keyboardists ... well, call it whatever you want, but this great duo of virtuoso musicians is here once again, along with their several friends, to let their keyboards unleash the magic flow of notes that already distinguished the wonderful Jabberwocky of two years ago. This time the pair are revitalizing another great opus -- the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel The Hound Of The Baskervilles. And even if my excited words are inextricably linked, in part, to the fact that I've always loved these subtle works that mix so well narration and music, there's also the undisputed compositions' quality that emerges from the songs of the CD. But you know what? It was almost too sure that the quality aspect of this release would be taken care of in the best way possible. In fact, the team of musicians that surrounds Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman (who seems to have inherited the best traits of his father' skills) is first-rate: Arjen Lucassen, Peter Banks, Threshold's Karl Groom, Bob Catley, the skilled and fine-looking Michelle Young ... undoubtedly an idyllic "dream team,' there's nothing else to say! Well, maybe I can add only a short summary of the album, as the enchantment starts from the very beginning, thanks to the omnipresent "Overture,' after which we are faced by "The Curse Of The Baskervilles" and "Seldon,' two of the most rock-solid tracks of the album. But as I already said, all the record possesses a "careful" touch, and the ones who still love the clever textures of first-class progressive rock can't let an album (so fascinating and complete) such as this pass them by any second more ... 'cause, furthermore, I don't want the listeners to run the risk of being hit by some malediction if they don't pick up the record ... you just don't know!

Overture (5:57) / The Curse Of The Baskervilles (6:14) / Three Broken Threads (4:37) / Shadows Of Fate (7:01) / At Home In The Mire (4:52) / Run For Your Life (4:52) / Picture Of A Lady (3:41) / The Argument (4:48) / Second Light (2:00) / Seldon (4:57) / Death On The Moor (6:13) / By Your Side (3:32) / Waiting (5:29) / Chasing The Hound (4:34)

Clive Nolan - keyboards, backing vocals
Peter Banks - guitar
Karl Groom - guitar
Arjen Lucassen - guitar
Peter Gee - bass
John Jowitt - bass
Jo Greenland - violin
Ewa Albering - flute
Tony Fernandez - drums
Paul Allison - vocals, as Stapleton
Bob Catley - vocals, as Sir Henry Baskerville
Ian 'Moon' Gould - vocals, Seldon the Convict
Tracy Hitchings - vocals, Miss Beryl Stapleton
Ashley Holt - vocals, Dr James Mortimer
Michelle Young - vocals, Mrs Laura Lyons; backing vocals
Paul Wrightson - backing vocals

Jabberwocky (2000)
The Hound Of The Baskervilles (2002)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: February 23rd 2002
Reviewer: Igor Italiani

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