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Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. The gloss serves to the band's advantage too, in that it reins in the beardy, prog-rock tendencies of some of their earlier work and draws attention to the concentrated quality in the songwriting, and especially to Bob Catley's superbly paced singing. 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. 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.
those who ventures in this kind of music, for classical trained prog listner this one might be a desaster. Vigilante" e' quel disco che ti fa assaporare il classico Rock fatto di chitarre possenti ma mielosee da atmosferiche tastiere che rendono tutto magico.
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. I've read quite a few reviews who depend their rating whether the album (or artist) is prog and rate it down if not.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. 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. 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. While I have always liked the title track, I initially dismissed the rest of the album as too poppy and simplistic.
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.
The feel of the album is entirely different from On A Storyteller's Night; lighter, streamlined, as I said, but not without substance. While the band had wanted Rodney Matthews to paint the artwork, the record company chose a different cover against the band's wishes. Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description. Gracenote bizarrely categorizes this as 'Metal' (whereas even AC/DC and Led Zeppelin are tagged 'Rock') but who cares?
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! Capitalising on the success of On a Storyteller's Night, Magnum changed to a more commercial direction with Vigilante.We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.