|Superbly produced DVD with bonus CD of different tracks. Recommended!
Format: CD / Cat No: 201106 / Released: 21/06/2011
Track Listing: DVD: Morning Light / Solomonís Bridge / Sky Path West / Freedom / Cheyenne / Ducks / 5456 / Here & Now / Oberonís Folly / Flight / Sacred Run / Extras: New Life / Brave New World / CD: New Life / Peace / Earthsong / Thank You / Medicine / Brave New World
More information: 'Kindred Spirits' is Solstice's first live album since 'The Cropredy Set' in 1998. They launched their last studio album 'Spirit' in 2010 and filmed the show and it's that film that forms the 'Kindred Spirits' DVD along with a couple of tracks from their set at the Loreley Festival in Germany the same year. The 'Kindred Spirits' CD is a compilation of live tunes from 2007/8 and covers a lot of older material that they didn't get to play at the 'Spirit' launch. Both the DVD and CD have superb sound, and captures the energy of the performances.
A month or so before 'Kindred Spirits' was due to be pressed Andy Glass of Solstice got an email from someone saying how much they were enjoying their recently purchased copy of 'Spirit'. That someone turned out to be veteran Marvel artist and prog fan, Barry Kitson. The result of this moment of synchronicity is the brilliant art that runs through the album. Barry is a phenomenal artist and lovely bloke, and the band are greatly indebted to him. Another discovery that preceded the release of 'Kindred Spirits' was the discovery that Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree is a Solstice fan. Steven very kindly agreed to contribute to the sleeve notes and his 'chat' with Festival Music's David Robinson fills a couple of pages of the booklet.