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Spirit [CD+DVD]

a Video release

Release Year: 2010

Date Label Catalog # Comments
F2 Music
2010 is the 30th anniversary of Solstice, and what better way to celebrate than to release a brand new CD, and it's their best yet! The release also includes a bonus DVD (NTSC Region 0) featuring an entire live performance filmed in 2009. You can hear a sample track (Here & Now) from the new CD at
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 3/1/2010 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 12/16/2017 2:04:00 PM by: DBSilver
  1. Solomon's Bridge
  2. Sky Path West
  3. Freedom
  4. Flight
  5. Oberon's Folly
  6. Here & Now
  7. Spirit


  1. Morning Light
  2. New Life
  3. Sky Path West
  4. Oberon's Folly
  5. Ducks On The Pond
  6. Chicken Train
  7. Here & Now
  8. Pete's Solo
  9. Cheyenne
  10. Freedom
  11. Flight
  12. Sacred Run
  13. Brave New World
Pete Hemsley
Andy Glass
Emma Brown
Jenny Newman
Steve McDaniel
Robin Phillips

Reviewed by Marc on 05 Jul 2011

With their new album Spirit, British Neo Prog band Solstice celebrate their 30th anniversary. It's true that the band has changed personnel quite a lot, guitar player Andy Glass being the only founder of the band still with Solstice. In that they follow the same path as the band that perhaps inspired Solstice the most : Camel. Like Andy Latimer's band, Solstice is very much the product of Andy Glass.

Spirit is pretty much a guitar based album of symphonic melodic progressive rock very much in the tradition of Camel or some of Steve Hackett's work. The tracks do feature lead vocals by Emma Brown, that has a nice but not very powerfull voice. Also, Jenny Newman on violin gives the music a Folky flavour at times. I should also add that Pete Hemsley's drumming is very much in evidence on Spirit which, I must admit, sometimes was a bit of a large dose for my taste.

Spirit by Solstice is a nice album of symphonic melodic progressive rock is the tradition of 70's British bands. If you are into that genre check this album out.