Joined: July 2011
||Posted: Feb. 19 2017, 07:03
Someone has finally ripped this on to Youtube, so I can give it a listen (and before I can be accused of "stealing", I've bought Mike's first few albums at least three times - vinyl, original CD and remasters) and Incantations even more...the original with shortened Part Three, the revised complete, the remaster...so I am far from feeling guilty). Anyway, I digress...
...I am typing as I am listening, halfway through Part Two, and frankly this album is an embarrassment, such embarrassment compound by the title, as it bears little comparison with the original album apart from some instrumentation and
[aaagh, the Michael Flatley bit has just come on!]
snippets from the original shoehorned in to give it some legitimacy. No structure, no development, no soaring heights, no emotional depths. Trite mandolins, badly played penny whistles, the simplest of tunes (just simple, without the charm of the "simple" tunes on the original, and the same old same old guitar solos that could have been cut and pasted from any of the last ten albums. It sounds like a middlingly competent tribute from someone from the Facebook tribute page.
Just about to listen to Part One (I clicked on Two first), so will be back if my opinion changes.