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Angleterre  -  néo progressif  -  **** 

 


Au départ, la réunion de musiciens vedettes de divers groupes,
Nick Pointer  batterie ( ex- Marillion ) , Clive Nolan  claviers ( Pendragon ) ,
Keith More  guitare ( Asia ) , Steve Rothery  guitare ( Marillion ) ,... à l'arrivée
un super groupe, très pro, pour du néo-progressif puissant, mélodique, racé,
avec claviers symphoniques, guitares métal, rythmique néo-prog, riche en
mélodies vocales, ponctué d'envolées instrumentales savamment orchestrées.
Des albums d'une grande qualité, superbement produits, du néo-prog bien
pêchus, souvent épiques, avec de grands numéros de bravoure.
 Géant !!!!

 

MUSICIENS


   -  
Clive  NOLAN  - claviers , chant - ( tous les albums, DVD )
   -  
Mick  POINTER  - batterie , chant - ( tous les albums, DVD )
   -  
John  CARSON  - chant - ( 95 )  -   
   -  
Keith  MORE  - guitares , chant - ( 95, 96 )
   -  
Cliff  ORSI  - basse - ( 95 )
   -  
Steve  ROTHERY  -  guitare - ( 95 (4), 97(8) )
   -  
Paul  WRIGHTSON  - chant - ( 96, 97, 98 )
   -
 John  JOWITT  - basse , chant - ( 96, 97, 98, 11, 13 )
   -  
John  MITCHELL  - guitares - ( 97, 98, 2000, 01, 03, 04, DVD, 11, 13, 15 )
   -  
Rob  SOWDEN  - chant - ( 2000, 01, 03, 04, DVD )
   -  
Ian  SALMON  - basse - ( 2000, 01, 03, 04, DVD )
   -  
Rob  SOWDEN  -  chant - ( 11 )
   -  
Paul  MANZI  -  chant - ( 13, 15 )
   -  Kylan  AMOS  -  basse - ( 15 )
 

http://www.arenaband.co.uk/

                 

 

Songs from the lion cage

( 1995 )

 titres : out of the wilderness, crying for help (1),
             valley of the kings, crying for help (2),
             jericho, crying for help (3), midas vision,
             crying for help (4), solomon.

Pride     ( 1996 )

nouveau chanteur,
nouveau bassiste ( celui de
IQ ) !!!

 titres : welcome to the cage, crying for help (5),
             empire of a thousand days,
             crying for help (6), medusa,
             crying for help (7),
             fool's gold, crying for help (8), sirens.

The cry     ( 1997 )

versions différentes, plus trois inédits.

 titres : theme, the cry, the offering,
             problem line, isolation, fallen idols,
             guidance, only child, stolen promise,
             the healer.

The visitor     ( 1998 )

dans la veine Marillionesque 80s, de plus en plus progressif,
on fait difficilement mieux !!

 titres : a crack in the ice, pins and needles,
             double vision, elea, the hanging tree,
             astate of grace, blood red room,
             in the blink of an eye, ( don't forget to ) breathe,
             serenity, tears in the rain, enemy without, 
             running from damascus, the visitor.

Immortal      ( 2000 )

nouveaux chanteur et bassiste, une suite
majestueuse de 20 minutes, un son énorme,
superbe !

 titres : chosen, waiting for the flood,
             the butterfly man, ghost in the firewall,
             climbing the net, moviedrome,
             friday's dream.

Breakfast in Biarritz   ( 2001 )

des version de très bonne facture,
un son d'une grande qualité, un florilège de
grands moments de bravoure et d'émotion,
en bonus une plage CD-rom.
 

 cd 1 : moviedrome, crack in the ice, double vision,
           midas vision, serenity, the butterfly man,
           the hanging tree, state of grace,
           enemy without, crying for help (7)
 
cd 2 : chosen, elea, friday's dream,
           arena documentary ( cd-rom )

Contagion    ( 2003 )

 titres : witch hunt, an angel falls, painted man,
             this way madness lies,
             spectre at the feast, never ending night,
             skin game, salamander, on the box,
             tsunami, bitter harvest,
             the city of lanterns, riding the tide,
             mea culpa, cutting the cards, ascension.

Contagious    ( 2003 )

 titres : vanishing act, I spy, contagious,
             the hour glass, remix of witch hunt.

 multimedia : skin game special vidéo footage from the
                      contagion live show,
                      ghost vocals featuring John Mitchell,
                      floodgate choir photo gallery, lyric page,
                      contagion screen saver.

Caught in the act

Live in Krakow    ( 2003 )

~ D V D ~

 titres : Witch Hunt, An Angel Falls,
             Painted Man, This Way Madness Lies,
             Spectre At The Feast, Skin Game,
             Salamander, Bitter Harvest,
             City Of Lanterns, Riding The Tide,
             Cutting The Cards, Ascension,
             Serenity, Chosen, Double Vision,
             The Hanging Tree,
             (Don't Forget To) Breathe,
             The Butterfly Man, Enemy Without,
             Solomon, Jericho, Crying For Help VII .

Live & life      ( 2004 )

 cd 1 : witch hunt, an angel falls, painted man,
           this way madness lies, spectre at the feast,
           skin Game, salamander, bitter harvest,
           city of lanterns, riding the tide,
           cutting the cards, ascension.
 
cd 2 : serenity, chosen, double vision,
           the hanging tree, (don't forget to) breathe,
           the butterfly man, enemy without, Solomon,
           Jericho, crying for help VII.

Pepper's ghost   ( 2005 )

 titres : - bedlam fayre, smoke and mirrors,
               the shattered room,
               the eyes of lara moon, tantalus,
               purgatory road, opera fanatica.

Smoke & mirrors

( 2006 )

~ D V D ~

 titres : bedlam fayre, a crack in the ice, midas vision, elea,
             the hanging tree, a state of grace, (don't forget to) breathe,
             smoke & mirrors, purgatory road,
             waiting for the flood, medusa,
             the shattered room, chosen, skin game,
             witch  hunt, enemy Without, solomon, friday's dream, cry VII.
 
bonus : Concert Hollande octobre 2005:
             a crack in the ice, elea, the hanging tree,
             a state of grace, medusa,
             crying for help VII.

The seventh degree of separation

( 2011 )

 titres : the great escape, rapture, one last au revoir,
             the ghost walks, thief of souls, close your eyes,
             echoes of the Fall, bed of nails, what if?,
             trebuchet, burning down, catching the bullet,
             the tinder box.
 
dvd : making of.

Rapture     ( 2013 )

~ D V D ~

 titres : the great escape, crack in the ice,
             don't forget to breathe, city of lanterns, what if?,
             one last au revoir, burning down, serenity,
             valley of the kings, crying for help IV,
             the Eyes of Lara Moon, ghost in the firewall,
             rapture, the ghost walks, bedlam fayre,
             the tinder box, the visitor, solomon,
             crying for help VII, ascension.
 
extra features: Interview Mick Pointer & Clive Nolan,
             additional "Live in Warsaw, 2011" footage,
             photo gallery, discography info & desktop images

The Unquiet Sky    ( 2015 )

 titres : The Demon Strikes, How Did it Come to This?,
             The Bishop of Lufford, Oblivious to the Night,
             No Chance Encounter, Markings on a Parchment,
             The Unquiet Sky, What Happened Before,
             Time Runs Out, Returning the Curse,
             Unexpected Dawn, Traveler Beware.

 

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