Shotgun Symphony - The Last Symphony album review

The best melodic rock you can get this month

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This lavish four-CD set pools three studio albums recorded between 1993 and ’99 with a disc of outtakes, demos and a reworked version of Carousel Of Broken Dreams by the East Coast act’s original line-up, their first new work this millennium. At $50 (including worldwide shipping), it’s pricey but worth every penny.

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.