The Masquerade Overture (album) by Pendragon

The Masquerade Overture
The Masquerade Overture by Pendragon
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 11,805th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 14 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1996 (262nd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (2,152nd)
Award Best albums of all time (11,805th)

Pendragon bestography

The Masquerade Overture is ranked 3rd best out of 15 albums by Pendragon on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pendragon is Not Of This World which is ranked number 6504 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 186.

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The Masquerade Overture track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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01/03/2019 15:10 Fischman  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9,94565/100
 
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11/11/2018 09:55 Junomoogmello  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 48980/100

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This album is rated in the top 6% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

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The first three track and the guitar solo on the last song are as good as classic prog rock can get. Yes, this album was done on the 90's and owes much from Camel or Genesis, but in retrospective I feel it has a style of its own deserves much more listens than it has.
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The seventies was the pro era. Interestingly prog died out in the eighties with a few exceptions, Rush, Genesis and Yes kept the fire burning for a little longer but all moved in a more commercial radio friendly direction. When Pendragon arose from the ashes with albums like this it re-kindled that flame. With tracks like 'As Good As Gold', 'Paintbox' and 'Bird Of Paradise' the sound and musical construction was more akin to the seventies prog masters, aka Camel, Caravan, Crimson, Floyd et al. The album is now over twenty years old itself but still sounds fresh, well to me anyway!
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