Pallas - The Sentinel

Year of Release: 2000
Label: InsideOut Music
Catalog Number: IOMCD058/SPV 085-31992 CD
Format: CD
Total Time: 55:10:00

In the domain of re-issues, our Scottish boys from Pallas have released two albums in one go (the other being The Wedge). Both of these titles not only include extra tracks, they also include a multimedia segment. The Sentinel is Pallas' very first album originally released on the legendary Harvest label and produced by none other than Eddie Offord. Released way back in 1984, this album illustrates the marriage between Marillion, IQ and It Bites. So they certainly left behind the more complex arrangements from the seventies, whilst especially in the domain of rhythm, the band has opted to use more radio-friendly rhythms without too many breaks. My favourite on this album certainly has to be the superb symfo of "Ark of Infinity" featuring loads of keyboards and that superb droning sound of the Rickenbacker. In the multimedia segment you can find the original sleeve design by Patick Woodroffe next to about ten live photos and rare footage of part of the "Atlantis Suite" as performed in the Hammersmith Odeon in 1982.

Shock Treatment (4:29) / Cut And Run (4:59) / Arrive Alive (4:05) / Rise And Fall (Part One) (6:05) / Eastwest (4:58) / March On Atlantis (5:23) / Rise And Fall (Part Two) (4:08) / Heart Attack (7:59) / Atlantis (7:59) / Ark Of Infinity (7:05)

Euan Lowson - 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: October 1st 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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