Ever 25th Anniversary Edition

Ever 25th Anniversary Edition

An absolute gem and without a doubt one of the best records in the entire catalogue of progressive music. When it reached my local record store in Stockholm back 1993 the progressive music scene was pretty bleak. Most bands had degenerated into pop and were generally losing their originality. Remember, this was also the case with Iq (even though those two late 80's albums are quite decent compared to what other similar bands put out in this era). But what a return they! With Peter back and what was to become a classic album cover it looked exceptionally promising just at that. And then ... when played and the first tones of the mighty The Darkest Hour blasted out of the speakers ... a new era of high standard was set for this band. And one which would take other bands years to reach, if Ever ...

This is also an album where the lyrics marry the music in a graphically mesmerising way. All songs are stand out, but I must admit I have a soft spot for the melancholic Came Down and was thrilled to see it included in the live bonus disc. The mini-biographies from all current and past members of the band give an interesting insight to this Iq-period. No doubt a lot of effort has been put into this release. It sounded really powerful upon it's first release. Now, refurbished with modern technique, it's an absolute blast. Music for me is generally of great pleasure, but music such on Ever enhances your quality and outlook on life in every positive way. It's pure magic! Those who haven't heard it are to be pitied. But here's a great opportunity to catch up on it. Do not miss it! A sincere "Thank you!" to all who made this music available!

Kenneth E., 10/02/2018
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£18.00