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From Birmingham UK, Magnum are one of the premier pomp rock bands from England.

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Essential Series – Purist AOR Volume 3 5 (1)

Here is Volume 3 of The Essential Series – Purist AOR.

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Magnum - Escape From The Shadow Garden

Magnum – Escape From The Shadow Garden 3 (1)

There’s a slight improvement to be found on this Magnum albeit, not quite there but far better than the last…

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Magnum - On The Thirteenth Day

Magnum – On The Thirteenth Day 3 (1)

Braced with trepidation for 2012’s ‘On The Thirteenth Day’, I wasn’t quite sure what I’d find, but I did come…

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Magnum - The Visitation

Magnum – The Visitation 2 (1)

It pains me to say it, but with each passing year I feel less drawn to Magnum’s music. The excitement…

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Magnum - Into The Valley Of The Moon King

Magnum – Into The Valley Of The Moonking 2 (1)

Magnum are now on the ‘please explain’ list, with a right of reserve to get it right for their next…

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Magnum - The Spirit

Magnum – The Spirit (Live) 3 (1)

Released in September 1991, with little fanfare from Polydor, Magnum released a surprisingly good set of songs delivered during a…

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Magnum - Goodnight LA

Magnum – Goodnight LA 3 (1)

It would be fair to say that this album is the least played of my Magnum CD’s in my collection,…

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Magnum - The Eleventh Hour

Magnum – The Eleventh Hour 3 (2)

‘The Eleventh Hour’ was (in hindsight) not the strongest album from the Magnum back-catalog, and one can’t help feel the…

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Magnum - Sleepwalking

Magnum – Sleepwalking 3 (1)

Following on from great albums such as ‘On A Storytellers Night’ and ‘Vigilante’, Magnum remained a European band that never…

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Magnum - Vigilante

Magnum – Vigilante 4.5 (2)

Next to ‘On A Storytellers Night’, ‘Vigilante’ is my favourite Magnum album, in its simplicity is carried a message that…

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Magnum - Chase The Dragon

Magnum – Chase The Dragon 3.5 (2)

It was during the 1980 Reading Festival that new keyboardist Mark Stanway would make his first appearance with Magnum. Interestingly,…

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Magnum - Kingdom Of Madness

Magnum – Kingdom Of Madness 0 (0)

‘Kingdom of Madness’, as an album, may be ‘of its time’, but it’s still a good Magnum album in my…

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Magnum - Wings Of Heaven

Magnum – Wings Of Heaven 4 (2)

The late 80’s was a period when Birmingham’s favourite sons Magnum were flying high. The third part of the Polydor…

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Magnum - Princess Alice And The Broken Arrow

Magnum – Princess Alice And The Broken Arrow 4 (1)

For those of you who were disappointed with Magnum’s 2001’s ‘Breath Of Life’, or even 2004’s ‘Brand New Morning’, then…

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Magnum - Brand New Morning

Magnum – Brand New Morning 3 (1)

‘Brand New Morning’ is an album that re-establishes Magnum’s identity from the 80’s, but still retains the leaner sound the…

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Magnum - Sacred Blood Divine Lies

Magnum – Sacred Blood, Divine Lies 3 (2)

This new Magnum album is on a par with their prior two albums from 2007 and 2014, returning to a…

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Magnum - On A Storytellers Night

Magnum On A Storytellers Night 5 (1)

Magnum’s 1985 effort is simply a ‘must-have’ album for any supporter of AOR and melodic rock.

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Magnum - The Serpent Rings

Magnum – The Serpent Rings 4 (3)

Magnum can now consider themselves back in the game with a solid effort, very pleasing indeed and one that should…

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Magnum - Lost On The Road To Eternity

Magnum – Lost On The Road To Eternity 0 (0)

Much of this Magnum album is not pastoral English countryside wimphem, and thank goodness for that. LOTRTE is pretty punchy…

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