Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Pendragon: Past and Presence

Tracklisting (DVD & CDs)
01- Higher Circles
02 - The Pleasure of Hope
03 - Leviathan
04 - Victims of Life
05 - Armageddon
06 - Fly High Fall Far
07 - Excalibur
08 - Please
09 - Oh Divineo
10 - Alaska
11 - Dark Summer's Day
12 - Circus
13 - The Black Knight
14 - 2AM
15 - Stan and Ollie

Almost thirty years ago Julian Baker asked Nick Barrett if he fancied setting up a band and so set off a chain of events that have rollercoastered their way through the decades.

Celebrating the 21st Anniversary of the release of The Jewel, Pendragon members past and present reunite and come together to play a very special concert in Katowice, Poland.

The fun and excitement at this incredible concert is obvious when you watch it, it is contagious and it gives you a terrific insight as to how Pendragon have remained so very popular with fans and musicians alike for over 21 years.

Pendragon: Past and Presence (2007)
Starring: Pendragon
Actors: Pendragon
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Unknown. Read more about region encoding and how it may affect you here.
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Mvd Visual
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2007

Editorial Reviews
Product Description
This DVD features neo-prog rock's great eminence Pendragon in an exceptional show celebrating the 21st anniversary of the release of THE JEWEL album. On this very special occasion, the band decided to present to the audience an untypical setlist, including mostly songs from the band's classic debut THE JEWEL, and several other classics back from the Marquee Club days, plus a few surprises. The band also decided to perform in a special line-up, joining forces with other musicians from Pendragon's history: John Barnfield, Julian Baker, and Rik Carter. Get ready for nearly 2 hours of some of the best music that the neoprogressive genre has to offer!

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And Now Everybody to the Stage...

The track listing is:
01 - No Place For The Innocent
02 - As Good As Gold
03 - Guardian Of My Soul
04 - Kowtow
05 - The Wishing Well
06 - The Edge Of The World
07 - Nostradamus
08 - Dance Of The Seven Veils
09 - Paintbox
10 - The Last Waltz
11 - Breaking The Spell
12 - Masters Of Illusion
13 - The Black Knight
14 - Medley inc - The Lost Children [World's End], Green Eyed Angel, Sister Bluebird, Last Man On Earth
15 - Am I Really Losing You?

Starring: Pendragon
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Mvd Visual
DVD Release Date: October 31, 2006
Run Time: 240 minutes

Editorial Reviews
Product Description
This spectacular performance by the legends of British prog-rock was recorded on May 22, 2006 at Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice Poland. The setlist is a review of the whole discography: from such classics as Kowtow, As Good As Gold, and Paintbox, through newer songs like The Wishing Well or The Edge Of The World, to compositions from Pendragon's last studio album "Believe". In addition, a ravishing encore is performed and features "The Black Knight", a medley of older songs and a heart-breaking performance of "Am I Really Losing You?" This classic collector's item also includes and Interview with Nick Barrett, Band's history, Discography, Photo gallery, more.

Nick says: So, what we been doin'? Karl [Groom] and I have just finished mixing the soundtrack for the new DVD, and it sounds absolutely FANTASTIC! I have been playing the soundtrack on my stereo along with the vision mix on TV and all together it's the bollocks!

What we wanted to achieve with this DVD was an experience like being at a real Pendragon gig, so the mix is in 5.1 and we tried to keep the sound as true to a live performance as possible, yes mistakes and all, but there is no doubt, the spirit of the band really is there like never before. I am really pleased with it! And I'm so glad that even though the last video was 10 years ago, I've still got hair! Nice.

Even after all this time, I was still surprised by some of the songs, Last Waltz is great, the guitar solo in Masters just hits total Gilmour-osity, me and Karl found this great delay which we added to the guitar sound in that one and I was sooooo pleased with the way the vocals turned out in the whole recording too.

Anyways, it's out now, so you can check it out for yourselves. I think the whole concert comes in at about 2 hours and 15 mins PLUS the extra stuff for the DVD, interview, and a huge home recording section. All in all it's about 240 minutes long!

It is also available as a special edition with 2 audio cds of the concert.

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Pendragon - As Good As Gold (live)
Live track taken from Pendragon DVD ...And Now Everybody To The Stage... recorded in Poland in 2006.

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