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Hundred Year Flood. The idea that this is the big one, the one generations will recurringly talk about, the one that swept away everything. Prodigious progressive legends Trent and Wayne Gardner and their family had something taken away as well: a brother and a son, swept away in the heat of battle back in Viet Nam. The story is here, as Hundred Year Flood's opening track 'The Great Goodnight'. It is graphic and emotionally crushing. It is touching and it resonates a sort of timeless spirit-swift knowledge. But the event, in itself, as rare and poignant as it is, is not the Hundred Year Flood. The term refers directly to the act of just talking about it, letting an amazing story such as this get told. 'The Great Goodnight' is unarguably the Magellan masterwerk thus far. It is a swelling, rumbling wellspring of emotion and it alone seals the record's legacy as a neo-progressive rock classic. Along with Wayne for the harrowing ride are guitarists Robert Berry and George Bellas, the former providing a rock bed of tasteful rhythm guitar, the latter, upon Mike Varney's recommendation, providing the flash and fire. Drumming on the entire album is courtesy of seasoned New York City session god Joe Franco who pounds his way into the sound picture with force and finesse. But back to 'The Great Goodnight'. The tale of Jack Elroy Gardner's death, at the age of 21, will not be expanded upon here. The lyrics tell all, and the heartbreaking photographs and news clippings tell even more. The first song "The Great Goodnight," which has 13 sections, begins with Gentle Giant like vocal harmonies and progresses into mellower piano/vocal section than the Deep Purple like organ kicks in and the rest is history. The great transitions of Pink Floyd like moments to Dream Theater like hard rocking sections to Genesis and Yes like classic prog rock are melodic and smooth making them enormous and not to mention his production is quite a superb. Intense leads, cool vocal melodies, odd time grooves gets the tune rockin' for over 30 minutes making this tune perhaps the best Magellan to this date. "Family Jewel" is a beautiful instrumental featuring great Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson on flute and Trent Gardner on keys. "Brother Keeper" is a cool rockin' tune with more fresh progressive stuff, heavy guitars, cool keys, rockin' grooves and nice changes.
Listeners will this album fulfilling if they enjoy complex music played with taste, verve, and even occasional restraint. --Sun Herald Marquee, August 2002
"For me, the meaning was something that only happens once in your life, something that was really rare," offers Gardner. "And to me, it was really rare to write about something quite so personal. I can't really imagine doing that very often. I always wanted to try find a way to write about my brother getting killed, but I wanted to do it in a way that didn't come off cliché. Plus you're dealing with a subject that has been talked about to death. So how do you do that? In that sense, maybe progressive rock is the appropriate forum. What happened was really simple, but to try and take a personal view of it was hard."
Trent Gardner vocals, keyboards, trombone Wayne Gardner guitars, bass Joe Franco drums, orchestral percussion
Special Guests Hundred Year Flood: Ian Anderson flute Tony Levin bass Robert Berry guitars, bass George Bellas guitar
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