Exposé Online banner

Dragon — Scented Gardens for the Blind
(TRC 045, 1976/1994, CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 1995-07-01

Scented Gardens for the Blind Cover art

This reissue is probably shaky in the legitimacy area, getting hard to find, and has a "Japanese" price tag on it. It is also transcribed from vinyl but it's a good job and chances are you're not going to be running across an original any time soon. Like the Ragnarok Nooks review, this is the New Zealand group's (not to be confused with the Belgian or other namesakes) second album and is a symphonic rock album of very good quality. All of the same comparisons in the Nooks review apply here, as Dragon have a very British 70s feel. The music is basically a fairly straightforward rock (couple of "singles" on this album) with organs and guitars. The longer tracks stand out, especially "Sunburst" with its excellent melodies and spacey feel. A really nice album and accessible enough for anyone into symphonic rock.


Filed under: Reissues, Issue 7, 1994 releases, 1976 recordings

Related artist(s): Dragon

Latest news

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

2020-10-14
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more

2020-09-09
Simeon Coxe RIP – Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis. » Read more

2020-09-05
Gary Peacock RIP – Legendary bassist Gary Peacock, veteran of many recordings and performances with Paul Bley, George Russell, Roland Kirk, Bill Evans, Tony Williams, and many more. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Rebuilding the Rights of Statues - Watch Out! Climate Has Changed, Fat Mum Rises... – The band with the awkward name has released an album with a name even more awkward. The band is generally called Re-TROS, and I'll call the album Watch Out. Since their 2005 release (Cut Off!)...  (2010) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues