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HENNING PAULY Babysteps ProgRock Records (2006)

Henning Pauly is the mainman behind the bands Frameshift and Chain and on this solo album he has come up with an interesting concept album. It tells the story of Nick (sung by Jody Ashworth), an athlete, who after an injury finds himself in a wheelchair and this album forms the focus of his steps to rehabilitation.

Other guests on here include Dream Theater's James La Brie as the doctor who hinders Nick's recovery and Saga's Michael Sadler (fellow saga members Jim Gilmour and Ian Crichton also guest on one track apiece) as another doctor who helps him discover a road to recovery.

Musically it reminds you of Trans Siberian Orchestra, in that you have a big production and vocals delivered in an almost stage musical way. Jody Ashworth is worthy of taking the lion's share of the vocal parts with James La Brie delivering his usual high standard.

Highlights include 'I Don't Need You' and the passion filled 'The Last Song'. At regular intervals in the album you get five wonderful instrumentals entitled 'Café' - a real change in pace and sound form the other guitar based songs.

Definitely worth getting if you are a fan of the Trans Siberian Orchestra and Ayreon albums.


Review by Jason Ritchie

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***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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