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"Like a glorious cross between Last Night of The Proms and a 1970s prog-rock album of your choice, provided it's selected from the very top drawer, The ENic are very special indeed. Their 85-minute set comprises just three selections, a chunk of the Aerie Faerie Nonsense album from 1977, the main central theme of current opus Journey's End and most of 1976's debut In The Region Of The Summer Stars, each a mini-masterpiece in its own right.
Sporting and evening suit and bow tie, Robert John Godfrey might look a little out of place, but onstage he's in his element. "How old am I?" responds the slightly perplexed-looking keyboard player to a voice in the audience. "I'm 63, but still a little bunny at heart."
Although some of their members double up on multiple instruments, bassist Nic Willies also beating seven bells out of huge timpani drums. the listener was left wondering how on earth a five-piece band could conjure up such an intoxicating wall of sound. In this tent in the middle of the nowhere (to quote the show's compere), The Enid are as majestic as a symphony orchestra in full flight. No wonder full-grown men had tears running down their faces.
No disrespect to headliners Mostly Autumn, but The Enid deserved to close the show." Dave Ling
This is indeed an excellent review, and hopefully will drum up more bookings.
I'll post the album review later when I've got more time.