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"Awakening" features the outstanding title track, "Shadows Of The Mind", the Tolkien-esque "Chasing Rainbows", "Aching Hunger" and "Sacred Shape".
"Dark Angel" is the second album. It's not as strong as the first one, but it is very good despite that. Standout track here is "Call Me God?" which with the departure of the male vocalists we are unlikely to ever hear again, I guess. There was a double disc edition with a DVD featuring the "Making Of" documentary and priceless live footage of the early three vocalist line-up.
Availability of these early releases is patchy, so get them while you can.
I really hope The Reasoning produce some top notch material in the future with their new 5-piece line-up. You can find out about the band at their website http://www.thereasoning.com/home.php I'm not sure what has happened to Gareth Jones, but Dylan Thompson has launched a new band Shadow Of The Sun, of which more may be found here.
Stop Press: Gareth Jones has been in touch, as you can see from the comments below. He has launched a new band along with fellow Reasoning refugee, Vinden Wylde. The band is Sankara, and you can find my review of their first CD release here.