Into the Valley of the Moon King

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
It isn't uncommon to hear someone who has only a casual interest in progressive rock saying something along these lines: "I'm not a huge prog fan, but I'm really into Yes, Pink Floyd, and Queen. Those bands have great hooks in a way that so many of the others don't." Indeed, there are certain hooky, accessible prog rockers who have a way of winning over listeners who find a lot of prog rock to be overly intellectual or excessively abstract. And another band that has that "prog rock for people who aren't really into prog rock" appeal is Magnum, whose Into the Valley of the Moon King boasts hooks galore. Some prog enthusiasts will question whether or not this 2009 release ...
See more details below
CD
$16.55
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$17.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $11.77   
  • New (3) from $11.77   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
It isn't uncommon to hear someone who has only a casual interest in progressive rock saying something along these lines: "I'm not a huge prog fan, but I'm really into Yes, Pink Floyd, and Queen. Those bands have great hooks in a way that so many of the others don't." Indeed, there are certain hooky, accessible prog rockers who have a way of winning over listeners who find a lot of prog rock to be overly intellectual or excessively abstract. And another band that has that "prog rock for people who aren't really into prog rock" appeal is Magnum, whose Into the Valley of the Moon King boasts hooks galore. Some prog enthusiasts will question whether or not this 2009 release should even be called prog rock; they'll argue that the material is really hard rock and arena rock with prog overtones. Regardless, this is a very easy album to get into, especially if one is heavily into classic rock. On Into the Valley of the Moon King, Magnum remain stylistically oblivious to post-'80s developments in rock; the album's overall sound is Queen meets the Beatles meets Tommy-era the Who, and Magnum offer no acknowledgement of rock in a post-Nevermind world. The Magnum of 2009 sound a lot like the Magnum of the late '70s and '80s, and that is probably just as well because they have plenty of die-hard fans who don't want them to change especially in the U.K., where Magnum are much better known than they are in the United States. Into the Valley of the Moon King doesn't break any new ground for Magnum, but longtime followers will be glad to know that they can still deliver the hooks after all these years.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/2009
  • Label: Steamhammer Us
  • UPC: 693723068121
  • Catalog Number: 306812
  • Sales rank: 197,746

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Magnum Primary Artist
Harry James Drums
Bob Catley Tambourine, Vocals
Tony Clarkin Guitar
Mark Stanway Keyboards
Al Barrow Bass, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Tony Clarkin Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously