Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Magellan: Double Feature


A specially priced 2 CD set of the first 2 albums by progressive rock band Magellan.
"Hour Of Restoration" and "Impending Ascension"

Magellan: Double Feature

Trent Gardner—Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Wayne Gardner—Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Hal Stringfellow Imbrie—Bass, Vocals

Special Guests:
Doane Perry – Drums on “Waterfront Weirdos”
Hope Harris – Female Voice on “Virtual Reality”

"Hour Of Restoration" was the first CD by Magellan, and the first Magna Carta release back in 1991.  It has not been available in the USA through any distributor in over 20 Years.  The early influences of Rush, Yes, and Kansas are marbled throughout Magellan's debut album which recounts the signing of the Magna Carta and then takes a progressive excursion through England's formative years as a nation. 

Magellan's "Impending Ascension" is a truly great progressive rock work. Building upon the same Progressive Rock influences as the previous “Hour of Restoration”, “Impending Ascension” features better, more consistent songwriting and a harder-edged sound. With Jethro Tull drummer Doane Perry guesting on “Waterfront Weirdos”.

"Hour Of Restoration"
1 Magna Carta 14:45
2 The Winner 2:07
3 Friends Of America 3:27
4 Union Jack 9:08
5 Another Burning 5:04
6 Just One Bridge 2:15
7 Breaking These Circles 5:17
8 Turning Point 1:24

"Impending Ascension"
1 Estadium Nacional 11:12
2 Waterfront Weirdos 11:05
3 Songsmith 5:32
4 Virtual Reality 5:25
5 No Time For Words 2:08
6 Storms And Mutiny 11:50
7 Under The Wire 1:41

Artist: Magellan
Title: Magellan: Double Feature
Label: Magna Carta
Street Date: 07/10/2015
Configuration: 2 CD set in jewel case
Catalog #: MA-2001-2
UPC: 614286200124