Let The Minstrel’s Ghost and his knights take you on a journey back in time.
This musical retelling of the Arthurian tales begins with stroll down the road to Avalon where we meet Merlin the Magician who takes us to see the Lady of the Lake. There we receive Excalibur the greatest sword of them all to be given to Arthur the new King of Britain. With Excalibur Arthur and his knights bring peace to all the land and at Camelot Arthur weds Guinevere. Guinevere however is in love with Lancelot and betrays her King with this knight. Arthur, being shown this betrayal by his sister Morgana has Guinevere and Lancelot banished breaking the ties that keep the kingdom together. This brings on the blackest of days. Merlin has been tricked by Morgana and cannot escape his prison. Mordred, the son of Arthur and Morgana through magic many years ago, has his sights on Camelot and with his army defeats Arthur at the battle of Camelon thus ending the glorious reign of the one true King.
Part I – The Design
I. The Journey Begins (The Avalon Overture)
II. Avalon Part I
IV. Lady Of The Lake
VI. Avalon Part II
Part II – The Life
I. A Love Betrayed
III. The Son
IV. Avalon Part III
V. Le Morte d’Arthur
The Road To Avalon (Avalon parts 1, 2, 3)
released December 7, 2012
Written and Produced by Blake Carpenter
Artwork by st Ed Unitsky
Executive Producer Mat Cat
Blake Carpenter: Blake Carpenter, Lead & Backing Vocals, Keyboards and Guitars.
Colin Tench (Corvus Stone, BunChakeze, Odin of London) Guitars.
Marco Chiappini (Gandalf’s Project) Keyboards.
Troy James Martin (Lee Anne Savage - The Tangelos) Bass
Zoltan Csörsz Jr (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic) Drums
supported by 17 fans who also own “The Road To Avalon”
Je viens juste de découvrir cet artiste et au-delà des influences majeures dont il semble s'inspirer , cet album est tout simplement brillant et met en avant le talent de compositeur et de musicien de ¨Pete Jones. Les parties un peu plus "musclée" ne sont pas pour me déplaire . Du coffre , de la créativité et de l'émotion , voila les points forts de cet opus magnifique qui ne quitte plus mes enceintes en ce moment ! tcheou83
supported by 12 fans who also own “The Road To Avalon”
I've hesitated a long time before purchasing my first Pete Jones album, because he's got quite some ambiguous reputation as a "Genesis" epigone. Well, after listening closely to "The Depths of Winter", I think this suspicion isn't really substantiated. Granted, he clearly draws on the 70's symphonic rock heritage, but not to a greater extent than many others counted among the typical representatives of the neo-prog genre. While this album contains a couple of tracks that I won't listen to very frequently, this is more than compensated by overwhelming monster ballads like my favorite track "Hygge". Pete Jones' voice is outstanding, and Mark Wardle's occasional brass arrangements are an additional pleasure. Sven B. Schreiber
supported by 11 fans who also own “The Road To Avalon”
Came to this band very late and I must confess only because they were playing various dates with one of my firm favs Kaprekar’s Constant so I thought I’d better take a listen to what they had on offer...and well I now have all three albums and a huge convert...so much so that the neighbours will get to know them too over the next few weeks...if you ever get a chance to watch them live...you are in for a big treat...they command the stage and the audience as their own... The Midnight Messenger