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Planet X - 2002 - MoonBabies.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 29, 2002 (2002-07-29)[1]
RecordedThe Leopard Room and Coy Sound Studio Room in Hollywood Hills
GenreInstrumental rock, progressive rock, progressive metal, jazz fusion
LabelInside Out
ProducerSimon Phillips
Planet X chronology
Live from Oz

MoonBabies is the second studio album by instrumental rock/progressive metal supergroup Planet X, released in 2002 through Inside Out Music.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
All About JazzFavorable[3]
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]

Glenn Astarita at All About Jazz gave MoonBabies a positive review, recommending it highly while praising the band's cohesiveness and each musician's technical craft.[3] François Couture at AllMusic gave the album three stars out of five, remarking that "The music occasionally falls into the culprit of 'complex for complexity's sake'", but also saying it was "more varied and overall accomplished" than Planet X's 2000 debut album Universe. Guitarist Tony MacAlpine, in particular, was described as "a magician, often stealing the show with his inspired solos and soaring lead lines—recalling Allan Holdsworth in his prime."[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."MoonBabies"Derek Sherinian, Virgil Donati5:39
2."The Noble Savage"Donati, Tony MacAlpine, Sherinian6:14
4."70 VIR"MacAlpine, Donati4:02
6."Interlude in Milan"Donati4:40
7."Digital Vertigo"Donati, MacAlpine, Sherinian4:25
8."Ground Zero"Donati6:03
9."Midnight Bell"Donati3:56
10."Ignotus Per Ignotium"Donati9:28
Total length:56:40


Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Europe July 29, 2002[1] Inside Out
North America August 13, 2002[1]
Japan August 21, 2002[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Discography" Archived 2013-01-05 at Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  2. ^ MoonBabies (CD edition "InsideOut 6 93723 65072 2").
  3. ^ a b Astarita, Glenn (2002-09-1). "MoonBabies". All About Jazz. Archived from the original on 2007-06-17. Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  4. ^ a b Couture, François. "MoonBabies - Planet X". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-01-31.

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