Puppet Shows second album expands upon the sound and direction the group established with Traumatized and additionally benefits from a far superior recording process. As with Traumatized, all the songs on the new album are co-written by all members of the band and the new tracks still contain the keyboard/ guitar interchanges, expressive vocals, and intricate rhythms for which the band is known. Mixer and producer extraordinaire Terry Brown (Rush, IQ, FM, Fates Warning) and Genie Award winning producer/mastering engineer Peter J. Moore (Cowboy Junkies, The Band, Crash Test Dummies) respectively mixed and mastered the album, ensuring the best quality possible. Puppet Show is definitely back!
"I'm a huge progressive Genesis fan, a loyal Yes listener, an ELP faithful and a [King] Crimson lover. Why have I never heard of this band before? No sense in crying over it, they just need to be added to the collection.¡± - Music Street Journal
"...they execute with such tight, focused talent that it is hard not to think of this as one of the year's best prog releases. Any fans of Yes, Genesis, Rush, or any other prog bands should be buying The Tale of Woe right now. Seriously, what are you waiting for?¡± - MusicReviewer.com
"When people start compiling their lists of the best of 2007, I'll bet this disc will make a lot of them. These guys have produced a killer album. You'll hear echoes of Yes, Genesis, Marillion and others here, but the end result is a musical tapestry that is all their own... ...I'd consider it a must have for any prog rock fan¡± - Music Street Journal
"I have to emphasize here that the musicianship coming out of these guys is first rate... ...Puppet Show's The Tale of Woe is simply spectacular and gets my highest recommendation.¡± - Ghostland
"I'm not very often surprised by prog rock albums... but from time to time some albums like this one ring my bell... ...you shouldn't miss this excellent piece of art.¡± - Grande Rock
"In progressive rock, there seems to be a line between 'classic' progressive rock and 'neo' progressive rock. Puppet Show has totally erased that line and mixed the two in a highly enjoyable album...¡± - ProgressiveWorld
"...the sound on the record is of audiophile quality. So for those who have been awaiting the new release by some of your favorite melodic progressive rock bands look no further; woe unto the IQ, Jadis, or early-period Marillion fans that miss out on this one.¡± - YtseJam
"Even though they have a refined sound and play with meticulous skill this is a band with an uncompromising style that really knows how to rock... ...their music has passion and energy with a fresh and inventive approach... ...the music is far from woeful and comes highly recommended¡± - The Dutch Progressive Rock Page
"The Tale of Woe is overall worthy of every kind of praise and can be highly recommended to everyone into Symphonic Progressive and beyond.¡± - ProgressoR
"Puppet Show can still dish out the goods... ...The Tale of Woe is a solid and exciting return ¡ª let's hope it's not another nine years before we see them again.¡± - Sea Of Tranquility
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