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Artist: Bob Catley

Title: Middle Earth

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Category: AOR

Year: 2001

Label: Frontier Records

Catalog Number: FR CD 071


Bob Catley vocals
Vinny Burns guitar
Gary Hughes keyboards, backing vocals
Steve Mckenna bass
Jon Cooksey drums
Tracy Hitchings backing vocals


1.  The Wraith of the Rings:
I The Fields That I Recall
IIIThe Fields That I Recall Reprise  
2.  City Walls  
3.  Against the Wind:
I Where You Lead I'll Follow
II Stormcrow and Pilgrim
III Where You Lead I 'll Follow Reprise  
4.   Return of the Mountain King  
5.  The End of Summer Galadriel's Theme  
6.  This Gallant Band of Manic Strangers  
7.  The Fellowship  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: vandervelde Date: April 22, 2003 at 15:02
What a beautiful album from one of the best voices in melodic world in music history. Also work from Vinny Burns is something special.This album has for sure TEN feeling but this VOICE makes this

From: 이창순 Date: May 18, 2003 at 0:35

From: Del Boy Date: May 25, 2003 at 11:02
Worth buying for the track City Walls...a masterpiece!!

From: Rycheage Date: July 1, 2003 at 21:30
Easy. Bob Catley's best solo album to date and his (and Gary Hughes) most musically versatile and challenging. An excellent batch of songs that push both gentleman's boundaries, therefore delivering a rewarding result to the listeners of the album. Excellent.

From: NORTUM Date: February 27, 2004 at 15:18
Entre todos los solistas de Catley este es para mi el mejor (sin llevar mucha diferencia a los otros). PERFECTA OBRA MAESTRA!.10/10

From: illimey Date: February 28, 2004 at 13:24
This is a classic. Bob Catley has the finest voice this side of everywhere, and this album showcases it almost perfectly. In many ways this one is my favourite of his 'solo' albums, however his voice just keeps on getting better! When Empires Burn proves that in an instant.

From: ??? Date: March 25, 2004 at 23:47
Don't see what all the fuss is about. Bought this because I heard raves about how great it was, and I wasn't at all impressed. Not terrible, just not really spectacular either. I hope his other stuff is better than this less than inspiring effort.

From: AOR freaky Date: March 26, 2004 at 4:41
This is a very good effort ? ? ? , and his other releases are strong too. A great talent !

From: illimey Date: March 26, 2004 at 11:19
Well, this is certainly not Heavy Metal (thank goodness) or straightforward AOR so anyone who has very simple (no offense intended!) tastes in music may not connect with this pomp/symphonic/classic/progressive but 100% melodic rock sound! The combination of Bob's HUGE voice and the endless instrumental melody on this CD make it my favourite of Bob's solo stuff. For anyone who prefers more direct heavy AOR his most recent album 'When Empires Burn' is an essential listen. ALL Bob's stuff is class!

From: AORster Date: April 2, 2004 at 15:47
I don't like this one. Can't really pin-point what's wrong thou, probably has something to do with the Gary Hughes/Ten connection. Seems like I've heard it all too many times before. Bob's vocals are as good as ever thou and that's the only reason I've kept it, would have gone straight to the "used cd exchange" otherwise.

From: 한승태 Date: April 29, 2004 at 8:56
i'm korean my worst album..

From: micky Date: June 6, 2004 at 7:51
Perfecta mezcla,ten+bob catley,mucho mas trabajado que en magnum y que conste que soy fanatico de magnum,and for the last korean CLEAN YOURS EARS AND COMMENT LATER.

From: MadMax Date: June 7, 2005 at 6:50
Maybe your only album too, korean (the last one)?

From: juan carlos Date: February 22, 2006 at 22:58
A mi modo de ver es una mezcla de Magnum/Ten, se nota la mano de Gary Hughes como el productor y hacedor de este album, sin duda una buena mezcla de la gran de voz de Bob con el estilo un tanto repetitivo de los Ten, pero no creo que llegue a ser un clasico.. sus puntos fuertes llegan en temazos como "city walls" y "against the wind".. un album pico, pomposo si se quiere, asi como conceptual.. 8,4/10

From: Melodiker Date: August 1, 2006 at 19:06
I`am very happy with this little Gem ! All in all very solid and well played ! Bob,you are one of the greatest vocalists at all ! 8,5/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 29, 2012 at 22:03
Nice kinda conceptual album...in agreement with the Magnum/Ten comparisson but well,still it gets you real fine,forget about that..."Against The Wind","The End Of Summer","This Gallant Band Of Manic Strangers" & "The Fellowship" are my faves...85/100

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