Comedy Of Errors

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COMEDY OF ERRORS hailed from Scotland. And I’d like to get one thing before you read all further lines. Their brand new album ‘Disobey’ is highly recommended to fans who grasp the magnitude of Marillion in ‘Script for a Jester’s Tear’, Pendragon in ‘The World, IQ in ‘Subterranea’, Pallas in ‘Beat the Drum’ or Arena in ‘The Visitor’. At the same time, it’s a totally original conceptual story that sounds very bright and fresh. This together gives an unbelievable impression that leaves us flabbergasted! :cool:

Extraordinary CD that contains a lot of depth and excellence. Instrumental stretches are dominated by lush guitar and reach keyboard arsenal. There’re many classic hallmarks, notably the sonic textures Jim Johnston employs in his work (from acoustic piano to synthesizers). Mark Spalding’s guitar playing is close to perfection. The support and refinement of Bruce Levick (drums) and Hew Montgomery (bass) illustrates the craftsmanship of these guys. Complex and dynamic, well constructed and expertly performed sort of style in early IQ/Fish-era Marillion direction. But very original! Lead singer Joe Cairney has a clean and articulated, almost theatrical voice (captured in the middle between of frontman from Grey Lady Down and Nick Barrett of Pendragon - with the occasional Tim Brooks falsetto added in the mix.). And it fits perfectly inside the concept… ;)


http://comedyoferrors.org/

Every track is a highlight. This release contains all: plain brilliant songwriting, great musicianship, excellent vocals, superb production, interesting lyrics and stylish package with booklet, too.

http://www.progarchives.com/album-reviews.asp?id=33371

There have been a plethora of wonderful albums in recent years, but ‘Disobey’ is bound to become the measuring stick for future efforts in subgenre. Comedy of Errors have really raised the bar for neo-prog with this stellar release. It will be staying in my CD-player for a long time. Great job and I for one hope it’s not the last. :)
 
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OK. If you want to hear stunning creativity, pure talent and awesome melodies, don’t miss COMEDY OF ERRORS album. Time after time prog-reviewers end their articles with the recommendation phrase 'go out and order your copy today'. In this case it would be a very good advice.




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Comedy Of Errors are currently working on new tracks for the next album. So far songs are: The Cause, Going For A Song, Motet, which run to about 20 mins... Another 4 songs can be added once the guys have the final track list.
 

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It’s always interesting to see what a band can come up with after having released a grand scale album. The good news is, Comedy Of Errors are currently writing and demoing new material for the follow-up to ‘Disobey’. Tracks at the moment are: GFAS (about 14 minutes), The Cause, The Answer, Fanfare For The Broken Hearted, Time's Galliard, Merry Dance, Remembrance Of Things Past, In A Lifetime, Something She Said. And possibly one other… Release date is tentatively set for October 2012. :cool:
 

Prog Head

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The new album 'Fanfare And Fantasy' will now be released early in 2013. Comedy Of Errors want this CD to be as good (and hopefully better) than 'Disobey'. The guys are taking a little bit longer to make sure they are happy with the tracks that will be sending to a renowned producer Rob Aubry for mastering...
 

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Comedy Of Errors' new studio album will be available in the UK on March, 18th. And below you can see the front cover for 'Fanfare And Fantasy'.

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COMEDY OF ERRORS made quite an impact with their bold 2011 album ‘Disobey’. And I had reason to wonder how this Scottish quintet would cope with the follow-up. But great moments in life are worth waiting for…What’s to be found on ‘Fanfare And Fantasy’ are nine compositions which take the magnificent neo-progressive blue print with fluid keyboard figures, incredible guitar playing, polished rhythm textures and remarkable vocals. Each track can impress with creative flourish and is lengthy in its own rite, making a fabulous release that’s over 66 minutes long. Wonderful melodies and intricate passages swim in this ocean of invention. There are grace and passion, power and wide range of dynamics. All members prove their talents. Undoubtedly, Jim Johnston, Mark Spalding and Bruce Levick are superb masters of instrumental flight within a song context. Joe Cairney makes up his splendid performance to help drive the music forward. It’s also pleasant to hear that John Fitzgerald (a new COE bassist) has added extra flavour with some backing vocals. In sum, ‘Fanfare And Fantasy’ is a collection of satisfyingly impressive and compelling tracks. Just spin the album once. And by the second go around you will catch yourself thinking that you’re listening to a future prog classic. It gets my highest recommendation of an essential release for 2013. :cool:
 

John Watt

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Prog Head! I'm only of Scottish descent, a dual ancestry of untold generations,
with a lot of generating on the side,
so when I saw your write-up and saw "it leaves us flabbergasted",
then I'm satisfied there must be enough bluster and blather for both of us.
Poor Scots musicians, too late to be the Average White Band,
even if when the winds blow high the kilts still...
 
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