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PARADISE SQUARE

Simon Says

 

Symphonic Prog

3.70 | 60 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. This is a concept album about a man named Simon who has a dream, and in his dream he is searching for God. So because it's a dream there are a lot of fantasy type moments. We are helped by the liner notes that give us a narration of what Simon is thinking or doing etc .This is better than actually having a person speaking before each song letting us in on what is going on. There is an accent to the vocals but it was not a distraction to me. I really enjoyed the mellotron that is featured on every track except the only instrumental "Darkfall".

The song "Paradise Square" is my favourite, with the GENESIS sounding keyboards, this tune is a trip with lots of twists and turns."Fly In A Bottle" is pretty good, opening with acoustic guitar and vocals that leads to a full sound. The last two songs are over 25 minutes combined and both have their moments, again the mellotron is great, and there are some very good piano melodies, some sitar and even orchestral movements.

Overall this is a good record that is worth pursuing.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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