Robert John Godfrey & The Enid – Live at The Citadel (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:16:45 minutes | 721 MB | Genre: Rock
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The Enid are a British progressive rock band founded in 1973. “Live At The Citadel” is the unplugged performance with the band’s original founder Robert John Godfrey. Recorded on a spellbinding evening where the music emanated profound emotions, this performance is a completely unique rendition of just a segment of the band’s full repertoire, formed carefully to captivate. This one-off version of the songs – played without drums and bass – allows parts of the music perhaps not noticed before to shine through and creates an extraordinary atmosphere.
The Enid are a band spanning five decades. Founded in the 70’s by Robert John Godfrey following his previous work as a Charisma Records solo artist and Barclay James Harvest composer. Described as “one of the greatest composers Great Britain has ever produced” by Tommy Vance on Radio 1, Godfrey and the original members – friends from Finchden (a school for naughty boys) in Kent – enjoyed great success in the 1970s for their mythology inspired instrumental releases with EMI. A progressive band born in the Punk revolution, The Enid won over cynical audiences with their politically incorrect covers including Land of Hope and Glory (Land of Dope and Tory) and a well-spoken version of The Troggs Wild Thing (“Wild thing! You naughty, naughty boy”). In the 1980s The Enid split from EMI, successfully becoming the first band to survive entirely through crowdfunding – a model now commonly used by music artists such as Marillion and Radiohead. The band’s fan club ‘The Stand’ became so big it had to be investigated by MI5 for the government’s suspicion of it being a dangerous cult entity. Later disproved, the band continued to thrive, pressing its own records, selling out large theatres and storming public opinion polls in music magazines.
01 – Mayday Galliard
02 – Ondine
03 – When the World is Full
04 – Death
05 – The Lovers
06 – Courtege
07 – Humoresque
08 – Spring
09 – Fand
10 – Chaldean Crossing
Recorded on October 21, 2017 at The Citadel Arts Centre, St. Helens, U.K.