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 2015.
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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