Vertical Leap Official Music Review: MWE3.COM


February, 2003

Vertical Leap/SANCTUARY

GENTRY AVENUE PRODUCTIONS – Featuring the talents of George W. Mahn Ill, Sanctuary is the debut CD from the Dallas-based guitarist and his group Vertical Leap. Mahn performs all the electric and acoustic guitars here ably assisted by bassist John Adams. Mahn’s sound is well executed and at various times it echoes influences of prog-rockers like Justin Hayward and Mike Oldfield. The ten track all original lineup includes five vocal tracks and five instrumentals that again echo Oldfield’s work as well as the atmospheric sounds of noted film composer Angelo Badalamente. Sanctuary is a fine introduction to Mahn’s rising star.