The Phantom Tollbooth

Music and more from a Christian perspective

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Since 1996

  Bedford is a storyteller, evoking past ages, and a poet with a fine sense of melody.

believerI have to admit that I was intrigued by these guys being on Metal Blade Records.

Keening for the DawneditedA thoughtful, exquisitely rendered and exceedingly broad Christmas recording

Kindness 90 Don’t overlook Kindness on the way to Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage 90 pick-of-the-month Pilgrimage is a journey worth taking. 

GR2 90This is a pretty unique brand, and well played, but I wonder how much rock is lost by the Gregorian approach.

bob bennet joyA classic artist returns with a classic album. Bob Bennett fans can rejoice for Joy Deep As Sorrow!



Polydactyl is a strong showcase of Ed Bernard’s mature musicianship, caliber of songwriting, and clear musical vision.

 

Preludes-Etudes-Album-200x179The electric guitar as the centerpiece of a classical album... this guitar slinger heroically tackles the classics plugged in and at full gallop!

Big Big Train - Folklore as reviewed on The Phantom TollboothFolklore has energy, melody, nuance, and character, and it’s certainly a candidate for best album of 2016.

Big Big Train Wassail Album CoverWassail is a solid EP, foreshadowing Big Big Train’s forthcoming material.  This is just another bite-sized portion of the band’s stylistic craft, enough to keep fellow “passengers” whistling for a while longer as we wait for the Train to once again depart the station.

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