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Cannata-Arcangel - 2002 Tamorok

Jeff Cannata - vocals, keyboards, programming, drums, percussion

This is a comeback album of sorts for pomp god Jeff Cannata. Out of action since 1993's 'Watching The World', his new effort 'Tamorok' is an eclectic collection, encompassing his new direction of world music, plus a dabble into his past. It's not as is Jeff has been inactive, far from it. However, as his past releases are out of print, it seemed a good idea to introduce new and older punters alike, to his music. 'Tamorok' as an album, contains 3 tracks from his 'Watching The World' album (1993), and 3 from the pomptastic 'Images Of Forever' opus (1988). Only one from 1983's Arcangel manages to make it, as does Jasper Wrath. The rest is new. Of thosee new songs, the middle eastern flavour can be heard, and to be honest the approach is one that works well. It is interesting to see what happens when you fuse something exotic with something mainstream.

The Songs
A brief overview of some of the tracks. That aforementioned fusion can be heard on the title track 'Tamorok', an exotic blend of eastern rhythms integrated with Jeff's progressive leanings. 'Prisoner In The Holy Land' combines percussive elements with a mystical theme, while 'Big Life' is a hi-tech arrangement, given a touch-up after first appearing on an album by Jeff's first band Jasper Wrath. War is the name of the game on the topical 'Kings Of Nations', starting out with voiceovers and effects, followed by a progressive assault which climbs into your head. I won't go into too much detail about the older tracks, suffice to say that 'When It's Love', 'Watching The World' and Let It Be' have previously appeared on the 'Watching The World' album, 'Stars' was from Arcangel, while 'Fortune Teller', 'Hand In Hand' and 'Sailing Ships' came from 'Images Of Forever'.

In Summary
If you feel the need to get acquainted with a legend of AOR, prog, pomp and melodic rock in general, then 'Tamorok' is a great way to do so. Signed to Atenzia Records, and being fairly prolific with technology, we hope to hear more new output from Mr Cannata real soon!


Track Listing:
01 Tamorok
02 Prisoner In The Holy Land
03 Big Life
04 When It's Love
05 Watching The World
06 Let It Be
07 Stars
08 Calling To You
09 Fortune Teller
10 Hand In Hand
11 Sailing Ships
12 Dangerous Game
13 Stay
14 Kings Of Nations

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