|Welsh band formed in 1979 release their debut album! Strong melody, big keyboards and choruses!
Format: CD / Cat No: GD220101 / Released: 21/01/2022
Track Listing: 1. The One You Left Behind / 2. Radiation / 3. Henrietta / 4. I'm Alive / 5. Constantinople / 6. Home / 7. Armed Combat / 8. Moving Down / 9. Perception / 10. Mandragora / 11. Don't Look Back
More information: Originally from Cardiff, Retreat From Moscow gigged extensively from 1979-1981. Fast forward 40 years and the band of core members, Andrew Raymond, Greg Haver, Tony Lewis and John Harris reformed in 2018 to start recording old and new material for a new album.
“It is somewhat ironic that after releasing our first single in 1980, Retreat From Moscow have waited forty years to produce an album only to have the proposed launch postponed by a worldwide pandemic.” says guitarist, John ‘Harpo’ Harris. “Yet from those early, heady days at school listening to bands like Genesis, Tull, King Crimson, Camel and Caravan, even though the journey has been a long one, it has been worth the wait.”
The roots of their music is influenced by the progressive giants of the 70s but their sound nods more to the 80s new wave of progressive music with strong melody, big keyboards and choruses, and soaring vocals.