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Vigilante

Vigilante

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Three singles were released to promote the album, "Lonely Night", "Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping)" and "When the World Comes Down". I don't give many five-star reviews, but Vigilante gets one because it's proof that there was good music being made even in the Thatcherite taste desert that was Britain in 1986. There's truly not a bad track here, and different ones emerge as favourites each time I play it - currently it's Midnight, for its risky but perfectly judged saxophone climax, and Holy Rider, for that boomy, epic soundscape that prefigures what the Killers created in Sam's Town.

Gracenote bizarrely categorizes this as 'Metal' (whereas even AC/DC and Led Zeppelin are tagged 'Rock') but who cares? Please consider supporting us by giving monthly PayPal donations and help keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever. peut-être un peu trop hard fm, mais néanmoins des titres comme Vigilante font de cet album un des meilleurs de Magnum mais pas un des plus typiques. those who ventures in this kind of music, for classical trained prog listner this one might be a desaster.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

The approach adopted here was a lot more commercial and the end result is a more streamlined Magnum sound. I initially gave only one star to this album, but I have now upgraded my rating to a more fair two stars. From the breathy, synthy opening of Lonely Night to the ecstatic, drum-clattering coda of Back Street Kid, these are just nine top-notch songs given the best glossy, mid-80s production values by the skilled hand of Roger Taylor.Eventually got round to properly replacing my very battered 2nd hand CD of this album with a shiny new one. Produced by David Richards and Queen drummer Roger Taylor, the band's sound stepped towards that of 1980s Queen, with keyboards much higher in the mix than guitar. Tracks such as "Lonely Night", "Need a Lot of Love", "Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping)" and "Vigilante" laid the groundwork for the group to reach their commercial and creative peak on their follow-up UK Top 5 album, Wings of Heaven. Vigilante was the first Magnum album I bought (still on vinyl back in 1991 as I didn't have a CD player then) and I still believe it is their best one.

I decided to replace my old cd as some tracks had always seemed to jump so I was quite disappointed to find the new does the same so perhaps it is a mastering fault when the it was transferred from vinyl. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

Only nine tracks but very much quality rather than quantity I found this album utterly absorbing from start to finish.

While I have always liked the title track, I initially dismissed the rest of the album as too poppy and simplistic. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. The weakest tracks are the first three and the last, but the ones in the middle are all good ones; Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping), Red On The Highway, Holy Rider, and When The World Comes Down are actually not bad at all!

The album was produced by Roger Taylor of Queen and the sound of the album is very much of its time. Condition - This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description).



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