|Their first new album in well over 20 years!
Format: CD / Cat No: COE001 / Released: 20/05/2011
Track Listing: 1. Disobey (6:45) / 2. Jekyll (5:12) / 3. Prelude, riff and fugue (4:41) / 4. Carousel (9:57) / 5. American rodeo (4:09) / 6. Could have been yesterday (5:55) / 7. Ailsa's lullaby (1:36) / 8. Joke (4:22) / 9. The student prince: Part 1- When will I see you again (9:11) / Part 2- And so to bed (5:57) / Part 3- Foolcircle (7:13) / Part 4- Green light coda (3:31)
More information: Having long since been quietly allocated their place in the where are they now archives of prog, it is with the greatest of pleasure that I can report that Comedy of Errors have released their first new album in well over 20 years. The core of the line up which recorded their 1988 eponymous album reconvene, including vocalist Joe Cairney, keyboards player Jim Johnston and guitarist Mark Spalding. Johnston writes and arranges all the songs here, but the three plus Bruce Levick on drums gel together as if their last studio collaboration was but a few months ago. The band themselves see this as a debut album, not because they wish to turn their backs on their legacy, but because this is very much a new beginning for what will hopefully become a highly successful rebirth.
Still rooted mainly in the neo-prog (the album publicity prefers 'post prog') style they adopted all those years ago, there is an intrinsic confidence to 'Disobey' which underpins a highly creditable set of songs climaxing in the four part 26 minute epic 'The student prince'.
It really does seem quite remarkable that 23 years after the release of their previous album, Comedy of Errors should reappear. What is even more remarkable though is that they should return with an album which by any standard is a magnificent achievement. If 'Disobey' and the launch gig where the band played live together for the first time in over 20 years are anything to go by, Comedy of Errors time has finally arrived. [ProgArchives]