"Moving On" is the perfect "Bond" opening credit title! Love Magenta, the vocals and guitars are truly amazing. Looking forward to explore the variations this album brings to some of my favorites. And adding Pete on Sax, that is some nice icing on the cake.
Rob Reed : “During the preparation for the Magenta 20th Anniversary shows, we decided to include a
large selection from the underperformed HOME album. Having to recreate the tracks, meant having to
re-visit the multi-tracks which were in a mess.
Not being able to resist a ‘tinker’ with the tracks, I ended up re-working the multitrack. Solving problems
in the arrangements, adding fresh dynamics and colours. Keeping what was good about the original,
the vocals which are amazing, but re-working the backing tracks. Adding new things, and then taking
away anything that did not earn its keep from the regional recordings.
We were also very lucky to have Pete Jones (Tiger Moth Tales) to play saxophone on the
track “Moving On”, like he did at the recent Magenta 20th Anniversary Show.
The result I think is a more dynamic and atmospheric interpretation of what we looking to achieve.
I hope you enjoy..”
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By now, Robert Reed has completely mastered the musical vocabulary and syntax of 1970's Mike Oldfield and this third Sanctuary album drives the point home. Done by a lesser artist, this would be close to plagiarism but from Robert Reed, the homage expands to a wonderful work, this time slightly less Oldfiedesque. You hear some Magenta, some Kompendium, too and some adventurous meanderings outside the Oldfield sound. A Delightful disk. philippe deroin