Pallas - The Wedge

Year of Release: 2000
Label: InsideOut
Catalog Number: IOMCD059/SPV 085-41152 CD
Format: CD
Total Time: 56:10:00

Next to a cleaned up version of the original music, the re-issue of The Wedge also includes all of the material from the The Knightmoves EP from 1985. The Wedge also was the very first album with singer Alan Reed, a guy who still fronts the band to this very day. Immediately a different, more professional side was taken. The CD-Rom part includes a mere twelve photos from that particular period plus a video recording for "Win Or Lose," recorded before the actual recording and thus minus the overdubs! For those of you who still have the original vinyl issue: the only reason to stick with that format might be for the sleeve design. If you're only concerned about the music then feel priviliged this little beauty has finally been released on CD. [Actually, it was before as Knightmoves To Wedge in 1992 - ed.]

Originally issued in 1986; reissued by InsideOut in 2000 and by InsideOut Music America in 2004 (IOMA 4037-2).

Dance Through The Fire (4:46) / Throwing Stones At The Wind (5:15) / Win Or Lose (4:32) / The Executioner (5:36) / Imagination (4:35) / Rat Racing (8:09) / Just A Memory (5:29) / Stranger (3:50) / Sanctuary (9:34) / Nightmare (4:24)

Alan Reed - lead vocals, backing vocals, Reedotron Mk11
Graeme Murray - bass, Moog Taurus pedals, backing vocals
Ronnie Brown - keyboards, backing vocals
Derek Forman - drums, backing vocals
Niall Mathewson - lead guitar, acoustic guitar, E-bow, backing vocals

Arrive Alive (1981)
The Sentinel (1984/2000)
The Knightmoves EP (1985)
The Wedge (1986/2000)
Knightmoves To Wedge (combo reissue)
Beat The Drum (1999)
Live Our Lives (2000)
The Cross And The Crucible (2001)
Blinding Darkness (2003)
The Dreams Of Men (2005)
XXV (2011)

Blinding Darkness (DVD) (2003)
Live From London (DVD) (2008)
Moment To Moment (DVD) (2008)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: September 1st 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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Language: english


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