This was one gig I had to see this or any other year, although a small part of me was tossing the 'past vs present' chestnut about right up until the moment I wandered into the Fleece tonight, simply because Ian Jones is the only remaining original member of the band that recorded one of the best albums i've ever heard in The Storm
No worries though - in the words of Lt Tuck Pendleton "The Karnataka
Machine: zero defects"
The style is slightly different, but the delivery is still powerful and the legacy remains intact and evolving amongst a group of musicians whose interplay blends seamlessly and who genuinely look to be enjoying the whole experience.
Their style is their own, but if you're looking for a frame of reference, then think of Mostly Autumn, Marillion, early Genesis, even All About Eve and you will be in the gallery, even if you're not looking at the right picture.
Ok, so we've lost the harmonies of Rachel Jones and Ann-Marie Helder but the vocals are handled effortlessly…