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Think Of The Children

a Studio release
by
Also Eden

Release Year: 2011

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Festival Music (201110)
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 10/25/2011 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 12/19/2011 11:07:00 PM by: Rob
  1. Think Of The Children I (7:30)
  2. Hiding In Plain Sight (4:35)
  3. Oversight (6:40)
  4. Cijfers (3:35)
  5. The Greater Game (8:23)
  6. Stealth (5:39)
  7. Dream Without A Dream (5:37)
  8. 1949 (9:32)
  9. Think Of The Children II (7:59)
Ian Hodson
keyboards, vocals
Simon Rogers
guitar and vocals
Steve Dunn
bass
Dave Roelof
drums

Reviewed by Marc on 19 Nov 2011


Seems to me that quite a few very good Neo-Prog albums have come out recently... and Think Of The Children by Also Eden is perhaps the best one of the bunch.

Don't expect something very different on Think Of The Children . Typical sound, mood and song structure of many other Neo-Prog albums. Very present keyboards with at least one solo on every track (think... Clive Nolan, Martin Orford...), nice guitars with occasional solos (think... Steve Rothery, Alex Lifeson...), drums and bass mostly in a supportive role and a lead singer (Ian Hodson) with a voice very much in the style made famous by Fish and more recently by Nad Sylvan (Agents of Mercy).

So why did I write that Think Of The Children is one of the best Neo-Prog album to come out in a while? Firstly it's the quality of the songwriting. Never am I reminded of a given song by more famous bands. Also the soloing and instrumentation are quite original on this CD. Again and again the musicians find the way of incorporating in the pieces some keyboard and guitar instrumentals or soloing that do not sound like they are from Genesis or IQ (to name a few). This is quite a feat in a music genre that typically has trouble to reinvent itself.

If you enjoy good accessible Neo-Prog, in my book Think Of The Children by Also Eden is as good as it gets.