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The Inconsolable Secret

For progressive rock fans, this is a must album. Very well crafted, musically diverse with memorable tunes. This album sits equally beside Close to the Edge (Yes) or Lamb Lies Down (Genesis). A concept album in nature, the story is not easily followed through the lyrics but that in no way detracts from the listening pleasure. This album has become my current favourite.

It might seem a bit pricy...

... But it's worth every cent. In my mind, this album easily holds its own against such greats as Fragile, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, 2112, and anything else you might throw at it.

In particular, the first three tracks are absolutely stunning, with The Knight Of The North blowing my mind the first time (and every time after) I listened to it. When you can listen to a 24 minute song three times in a row, than you know something has been done right. I have to admit that the story is rather hard to follow unless you actively search out the lyrics and meaning, but that doesn't detract from the musics brilliance. It already sounds amazing, the fact that it's a concept album just adds to the greatness.

There's really nothing else that needs to be said. If you enjoy progressive rock, or even music in general, the Inconsolable Secret is definitely worth picking up.

I love this album

The perfect Progressive album with hints of Genesis, Yes and ELP (assuming that's your thing!). It's my favorite Glass Hammer album, particularly The Maker of Crowns; The Knight of the North, and my favorite is the last cut, Having Caught a Glimpse. I just love these great 18:00 and 22:00 minute songs!


Formed: Tennessee

Genre: Rock

Years Active:

Glass Hammer began in 1992 when Tennessee musicians Steve Babb and Fred Schendel got together and began writing for a progressive rock concept album. That album, Journey of the Dunadan, was released the following year. Since the two men were basically the entire lineup of the group and played all of the instruments on the album, they would need to recruit musicians to perform the material live. Schendel had played with a drummer named Walter Moore in his last group the Obvious. They brought him in...
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The Inconsolable Secret, Glass Hammer
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  • $19.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: Jul 12, 2005

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