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The Citadel of Cynosure & Other Tales

by Citadel

Progressive Melodic Rock from the first, original CITADEL ® (registered tradename) - The ProgFest Co-Founders.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Dream Ends / Dungeons of War
Citadel ®
6:40 album only
2. Escaping Nepthon / Sneak-Break-Kick
Citadel ®
5:56 album only
3. Mindshine (brainglow)
Citadel ®
4:43 album only
4. MWMC - Mid-Winter's Morning Chant
Citadel ®
4:51 album only
5. MWND - Mid-Winter's Night Dream
Citadel ®
3:42 album only
6. Winter's Dying
Citadel ®
4:42 album only
7. Savior
Citadel ®
4:13 album only
8. Stygian Barque
Citadel ®
4:51 album only
9. Prey To Destiny
Citadel ®
4:57 album only
10. Standing Alone
Citadel ®
3:43 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
These Citadel® CD's are from the original 90's pressings. These are not reprints. The very first pressing has blue text, whereas subsequent pressings have the text reversed against a solid blue background. Nearly all the discs sent thru CDBaby are from the subsequent pressings although a few customers have reported getting a first-pressing disc. The first pressing was in 1990 and the final pressing was in 1995.

Citadel® started as a band in the late seventies with "Silence of Surrender" on the first QFM Hometown Album & live Agora simul-cast in Columbus, Ohio. In 1990, their debut CD, "The Citadel of Cynosure & Other Tales" was chosen as "Best of KLOS Local Licks" in Los Angeles and sold copies across the globe hitting top chart positions in France, Germany and Russia!

Shows from Ohio to California continue, and have included The Troubadour, Roxy and many more. The self-produced band also originated and co-produced the first ProgFest at UCLA's Royce Hall - this event changed the face of progressive music and spawned countless similar festivals across the globe.

Citadel®'s most recent releases include the D'ANTHOLOGIE 1 and 2 CD's and a new release is scheduled for 2016.

Now based on the West Coast, CITADEL® celebrates over 36 years of original multi-genre, indie music!

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an excerpt from
"The Citadel of Cynosure & Other Tales" © Citadel ®
...Starting with the Great War between the Affrage and the Diplomats, the struggle for power, resources, slaves and planetary occupation raged on through generations. Most of the earliest recorded galactic history was lost during the 2nd Quadrant Burn, when hundreds of galaxies were disintegrated by a disaster on a planet-sized weapons development satellite. This catastrophe affected different races in unique ways. Some sought to take control of the remaining resources and governments, others were content to be ruled. Still, others were desperate to find a calm existence in a natural environment where generations of peaceful development could eventually lead to a positive dominance in their dimension. These people banded into diverse tribal units under one code and called themselves the Dreemurz. These beings stood for peace and preservation, progress and protection, love and hope - the common dream of most higher sentient corporal life forms. Early on in their history, thousands in the tribes of Dreemurz eluded the battle front and war-ravaged solar regions, and dispersed throughout the remaining galaxies in the uncontaminated outer lying quadrants. One tribe had earlier restored the songs and poems of their pre-space age ancestors from a transparent acetate platter that was found sealed in a Prism Ice meteor fragment floating in a sea of asteroids - once an inhabited galaxy. These songs and poems preserved the truths and principles of the Dreemurz nation and each of the tribes took a set of scrolls with them as they split up in search of refuge from the ceaseless conflicts in known space...

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G. Graver

hmmm...I didn't expect this pleasure...
I only bought this CD to add to my collection of Progfest bands...I had no idea that Progfest was the brainchild of this band...and it birthed a dozen other such festivals...I am really suprised at how much I like this CD because I read a lot of reviews from the prog 'elite' that misled my first impression...CITADEL IS TRULY PROGRESSIVE!!!! George

Marji White

I love this CD. This is a variety of selections, each one different and each on
I love this CD. Each selection is different and each one
has meaning and inspiration. I saw this band when they
were in Columbus, OH. They played the Agora and it was
really cool. I especially like the song Mind Shine. I
give it a 5 stars.


Citadel is available again!
I saw this band at Progfest and they were really good! I am glad to have found them here at CDBaby! I own the vinyl but will now have the CD too! Thanks CDBaby and thanks Citadel for keeping the dreem alive!

Stacy Miller

Great Musical Gift!
I received this CD as a gift, not sure if my friend bought it here, but this has become one of my favorite CD's to share with my other friends. There is so much musical diversity in Citadel's music! I like every song, especially MidWinters Night Dream and Stygian Barque. Thanks Citadel!!!

Kim Angelis

Better With Every Listen!
The more I've listened to this gem, the better it gets! I usually listen to classical and world music, but I made a jump with this CD, and it carried me away on a musical adventure that was fascinating... very creative, yet accessible.

D. Coleman

Great in headphones!!!
Bought this CD when it first came out, at a sci-fi convention here in the states of all places. All I can tell you without many more words, is to put on the headphones and turn it up! These short edits don't really have time to cover all the song parts, and this music is not just one style, like many bands are these days. This CD is a journey and an inspiration - great for frequent flyers and those long commutes!
D. Coleman

Ray Palmer

wanted you to know that your music really changed my life
Thanks for being a friend. I met you back in March of 1982, I was a student at the Recording Workshop. I was doing a recording session with you and Kiki and your dog was there also. We recorded a song called "Another". I actually still have a cassette with "Prey to Destiny", "From the Wind", "Silence of Surrender" and "Another" on it.
I beleive Dan Smart was the drummer. I just wanted you to know that your music really changed my life. I always wondered what became of you guys. You guys gave me this little booklet of lyrics and you all signed it, I was blown away I was only 19 or 20. I went back down to Chillicothe and recorded with my own band several times in the years to follow. I'm glad to know you're still out there ! Thank You


"Stygian Barque" by Citadel ® - Reviewed at download.com!
The crisp hooks and earnest poetry of the geography bands--Kansas, America, et al.--shine through this outfit's neoclassic rock. Sure, subtlety may not be in their DNA, but the group earns credit for whispery harmonies, stellar guitar work and a smooth slate of backing effects.