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Limited to 300 copies, The Clockwork Prologue is the 2019 release from Gandalf’s Fist.
Double heavyweight vinyl in gatefold cover. Purchases through Burning Shed come with a download of full album on release date (available in Your Account).
Prepare to return to Cogtopolis! The Clockwork Prologue LP follows hot on the tails of the acclaimed CD release and, in a unique twist, the album is designed to act as an 'expansion pack' to the band’s 2016 triple album The Clockwork Fable.
Using a mix of unused material and brand new songs composed by the now 6-piece group, The Clockwork Prologue, is neither a prequel nor a stand-alone story but somewhere tantalisingly between the two. Providing listeners with either their first glimpse into the steamy world of the subterranean city of Cogtopolis, or more excitingly, an upgrade to a 5-hour Quintuple Prog Epic.
The album once again features the acting talents of Mark Benton (Shakespeare & Hathaway, Early Doors, Waterloo Road); Bill Fellows (Lady Macbeth, Downton Abbey, Broadchurch); Paul Kavanagh (The Wastelander) and Tim Munro (Dr Who, Great Expectations) and returns listeners to a post-apocalyptic underworld and struggle for the surface.
Gandalf’s Fist frontman, Dean Marsh commented: "I’ve loved playing video games since the 1980s and the idea of creating a musical expansion-pack, in the same way game manufactures introduce new levels and new quests has been an undertaking we’ve all enjoyed immensely. It’s been a great opportunity to finish all the wonderful ideas we couldn’t even fit into a triple album in 2016 as well as being a fantastic way of collaborating on new material with our own 'upgraded' line-up with Ben and Keri. The whole thing sounds fantastic and without question has some of our finest songs to date!"
1 The Belly Of The Earth 00:58
2 An Expedition Amidst The Ice Burrows 01:22
3 Wardens 04:32
4 Badgerwhacked 02:03
5 Solar Huntress 06:43
6 Dirty Doyle's Surface Souvenirs 01:35
7 Supplies For The Festivities 05:33
1 Secrets, Traitors And A Smashing Set of Porcelain Ducks On Layby 01:48
2 Blackening 08:46
3 Hall Of The Badger King 03:55
4 Sun Sickness 01:58
5 Menders Of Devices 06:14
1 The Clokkemaker 12:52
2 A Shortcut Across A Deranged Steam Conveyor 02:13
3 The Waxwork Downs 04:27
4 The Sovereign Airship Station 05:16
1 Leader Of Men 08:08
2 Wheels In Motion 03:12
3 The Lamplighter (Overture) 15:36