32nd Art Rock Show: Quiet Storms

Galahad is een Britse muziekgroep, die in 1985 werd opgericht in Dorset, Engeland. In 1987 verschenen de eerste liveopnames op muziekcassette… In 1991 volgde hun eerste officiële muziekalbum. Ondertussen kreeg de band ook vaste voet in Europa.

Albums verschenen onregelmatig, en het leek erop dat de band niet echt meer bestond. Het in 1999 opgenomen Year Zero verscheen bijvoorbeeld pas drie jaar later. Vanaf 2004 werd het erg stil rond de band, maar in 2007 verscheen uit het niets Empires never last, dat weer een klein succes werd binnen de wereld van de progressieve rock.

Prog Archives review: “Five years after the release of the albums Battle Scars and Beyond the Realms of Euphoria, Galahad returned with a rather different and beautiful album. Quiet Storms is a collection of their older songs in mellow versions, but it is also including a few new songs as well. You can find the original versions of most of the songs on the band’s previous albums and on a couple of singles as well. Here, the listener has the opportunity to enjoy the melodic and more dramatic side of the band, without the loud guitar riffs and the usual powerful tempo.

The piano and the keyboards are the dominant instruments, which, together with Stuart Nicholson’s excellent performance, are creating a wonderful overall experience. Songs like This life Could be My Last, Guardian Angel and Termination, sound totally different than their original versions, which is very interesting, to say the least. Personally speaking, I like Galahad a lot, so I couldn’t miss this new release of theirs. I added the album in my collection and never regret it! I am sure that I am going to enjoy it more on a rainy afternoon, together with a glass of red wine, rather than the heat we have right now in Athens. I feel that there is no reason to write more on the subject, because you should listen to it and form your own opinion. I definitely recommend it to the fans of Galahad, but also to those who can enjoy an atmospheric, melodic and kind of melancholic album.”

Naast Galahad met Quiet Storms hebben we deze week: Abraxas (Live in Memoriam), FreddeGredde (Brighter Skies), Airbag (All Rights Removed), Quidam (Quidam) and Procol Harum (A Salty Dog).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 18.00 & 18.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 18.00 & 18.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday / Zaterdag 12.00 – 18.00
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