iii) The March Of Dreams
iv) The March Of Kings
v) Storming The Mountain
vi) Princess Of The Mountain
vii) Storming The mountain (part II) ~ Lift Up Your Heart
02. Second movement: (15:32)
i) The Call
iv) The Black Wizard
vi) The White Wizard
vii) The Hunt
ix) The Spell
Keith Christian - vocals, Rickenbacker 4001 bass, nylon string guitar
Ken DeLoria - Hammond B2 organ, Moog synths, Mellotron, Baldwin electric harpsichord, Steinert grand piano-forte, Arp string ensemble, RMI Keyboard Computer.
Jim Sides - vocals, drums, orchestral & tubular bells, tympani
1st album by short-lived US Prog group Quill, which is one of the greatest but sadly little known gems of the US 1970s Prog Movement, brought to life only by this CD reissue. The band also recorded another, even more ambitious project, which remains unissued to this very day. The album is a concept story in two long movements, almost entirely instrumental, performed by the three Quill members: keyboardist Ken DeLoria, bassist Keith Christian and drummer Jim Sides. The obvious keyboard trios come to mind (Nice, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, etc.) but the band deserves to be remembered by its own merits, as it is truly remarkable. The complex and intertwined musical themes and the spectacular instrumental solos (especially on the Hammond organ) are amongst Prog's finest moments and the album is definitely a minor masterpiece in its own right. No serious Prog collection would be complete without this shining gem!