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Please Come Home

a Studio release
by
Lonely Robot

Release Year: 2015

Date Label Catalog # Comments

Release by InsideOut Music on 23 Feb 2015

Added To Proggnosis Database on: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 3/19/2017 8:49:00 AM by: Oleg
  1. Airlock - 3:55
  2. God vs Man - 5:40
  3. The Boy In The Radio - 4:49
  4. Why Do We Stay? - 5:10
  5. Lonely Robot - 8:07
  6. A Godless Sea - 5:26
  7. Oubliette - 5:19
  8. Construct/Obstruct - 5:46
  9. Are We Copies? - 6:17
  10. Humans Being - 5:36
  11. The Red Balloon - 2:01

Bonus tracks:

  1. Humans Being [Ambient Mix] - 5:28
  2. Why Do We Stay? [Piano Mix] - 5:14
  3. A Godless Sea [Ocean Mix] - 5:28

John Mitchell
vocals, guitar


Nick Beggs
bass


Craig Blundell
drums


With:

Jem Godfrey : keyboards (1, 5), Chapman stick (5)
Lee Ingleby: narration (2, 3, 5 - 7, 9, 10), slide guitar (5)
Peter Cox: vocals (3)
Heather Findlay: vocals (4)
Steve Hogarth: backing vocals (4, 10), piano (4, 10)
Jamie Finch: guitar (5)
Rebecca Need-Menear: vocals (5)
Kim Seviour: vocals (7)
Nik Kershaw: lead guitar (10)

Reviewed by Marc on 14 Apr 2015


In 2005 a "Prog Super Group" (Pete Trewavas (MarillionTransAtlantic), John Beck (It Bites), Chris Maitland (Porcupine Tree) and John Mitchell (Arena)called Kino put out a very good Neo Prog Pop album. Many were hoping for a sophemore effort but it never came. Now 10 years later, a John Mitchell fronted project comes very close to being the anticipated sequal.

Listening to Please Come Home is very much like hearing the follow up album from Kino. Pete Trewavas has been pinch hitted by the very capable Nick Beggs while Chris Maitland's jazzy drumming technique is now replaced by the more metrical style of Craig Blundell. For the rest, you will get about an hour of very nice, well performed (and sung) catchy tunes (with occasional heavier parts) that don't revolutionize the genre, but can easily take their place with the best It Bites, Frost*, Arena or Kino. Fans of The Alan Parsons Project should also enjoy this. Good stuff!!.