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Gryphon Live In London

Live Review

Venue: Islington Assembly Hall, London

A fitting location to preach from the gospel of prog.

“There aren’t many walks of life,” muses Richard Harvey, “in which you have to accurately recreate something you did when you were about 18, when someone’s just handed you a bus pass.” Cue audience laughter. “It’s hard!” he protests. Laughter subsides. “No – it’s fine,” he admits. And it is. These accomplished musicians are more than capable of reinhabiting the music of their youth, even if that music was often an arrangement of a traditional medieval folk ballad – anything but young.

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