Artist/ Band: Steve Thorne
Title: Emotional Creatures, Part Two
Label: GEP
Year of Release: 2007
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The Review:

Steve Thorne returns with part two of Emotional Creatures. This time around adding to his brand of folkish prog rock is a more diverse symphonic sound. The diversity comes mostly in the sound textures Steve uses, similar to Peter Gabriel minus the world music aspect. Part one was a great introduction but part two shows Steve’s true form as a progressive music artist. The music just has a more grandiose almost pompous feel to it.

Steve’s musical vision was again supported by some fantastic guests such as Tony Levin, Nick D’Virgilio (Spock‘s Beard), Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), John Mitchell (Kino, Arena, Blind Ego) and Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree). These guests left their trademark style to the music without taking away from Steve’s main instrumentation.

I really enjoyed Part Two more so than the first part mainly because of songs like the opening instrumental “Toxicana Apocalypso’, ‘Wayward‘, and ‘6 AM (Your Time). Overall the entire album is great from start to finish. I would recommend this to fans of the afore mentioned guests and their respected bands. This is some of the best symphonic progressive rock I’ve heard so far in 2007.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on April 8th, 2007


1. Toxicana Apocalypso
2. Wayward
3. Crossfire
4. Roundabout
5. Hounded
6. All The Wisemen
7. Great Ordeal
8. 6am (Your Time)
9. Solace
10. The White Dove Song
11. Sandheads

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