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Vigilante

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The feel of the album is entirely different from On A Storyteller's Night; lighter, streamlined, as I said, but not without substance. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Produced by David Richards and Queen drummer Roger Taylor, the band's sound stepped towards that of 1980s Queen, with keyboards much higher in the mix than guitar. From the breathy, synthy opening of Lonely Night to the ecstatic, drum-clattering coda of Back Street Kid, these are just nine top-notch songs given the best glossy, mid-80s production values by the skilled hand of Roger Taylor.

Auf diesem Album geht es etwas rockiger zu, aber 2 melodiöse Nummern setzen sich auf Anhieb im Ohr fest. Please consider supporting us by giving monthly PayPal donations and help keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever. Gracenote bizarrely categorizes this as 'Metal' (whereas even AC/DC and Led Zeppelin are tagged 'Rock') but who cares? Tracks such as "Lonely Night", "Need a Lot of Love", "Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping)" and "Vigilante" laid the groundwork for the group to reach their commercial and creative peak on their follow-up UK Top 5 album, Wings of Heaven. While I have always liked the title track, I initially dismissed the rest of the album as too poppy and simplistic.The approach adopted here was a lot more commercial and the end result is a more streamlined Magnum sound.

Vigilante was the first Magnum album I bought (still on vinyl back in 1991 as I didn't have a CD player then) and I still believe it is their best one. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Capitalising on the success of On a Storyteller's Night, Magnum changed to a more commercial direction with Vigilante. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. those who ventures in this kind of music, for classical trained prog listner this one might be a desaster.

The gloss serves to the band's advantage too, in that it reins in the beardy, prog-rock tendencies of some of their earlier work and draws attention to the concentrated quality in the songwriting, and especially to Bob Catley's superbly paced singing. It has been one of my favourite Magnum albums since it was released and shows them at their brilliant best. The weakest tracks are the first three and the last, but the ones in the middle are all good ones; Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping), Red On The Highway, Holy Rider, and When The World Comes Down are actually not bad at all! Vigilante" e' quel disco che ti fa assaporare il classico Rock fatto di chitarre possenti ma mielosee da atmosferiche tastiere che rendono tutto magico. peut-être un peu trop hard fm, mais néanmoins des titres comme Vigilante font de cet album un des meilleurs de Magnum mais pas un des plus typiques.

There's truly not a bad track here, and different ones emerge as favourites each time I play it - currently it's Midnight, for its risky but perfectly judged saxophone climax, and Holy Rider, for that boomy, epic soundscape that prefigures what the Killers created in Sam's Town. The album was produced by Roger Taylor of Queen and the sound of the album is very much of its time. While the band had wanted Rodney Matthews to paint the artwork, the record company chose a different cover against the band's wishes. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. I decided to replace my old cd as some tracks had always seemed to jump so I was quite disappointed to find the new does the same so perhaps it is a mastering fault when the it was transferred from vinyl.I don't give many five-star reviews, but Vigilante gets one because it's proof that there was good music being made even in the Thatcherite taste desert that was Britain in 1986.

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