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Starcastle - Shine On Brightly CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

2.62 | 7 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
2 stars A live album recorded in the summer of 79, but that didn't get released until much later (01, says the back cover). The weird thing is that we hear the singer announce that their latest (brand new)album is Citadel (released late 77), but they'd released their atrocious Real To Reel since, so something is not clicking right here: either the announced recording and gig date is wrong, or they completely reneg that atrocious album. Most likely, the date is wrong, because the huge majority of the set's list is from Citadel, with only one track each from the debut and the second album. Most likely, this album is really a bootleg, since t misnames Fountains into their second album's titles. Though I can't trace on which album would be Breath And Thunder (it's not on the upcoming RTR album either), so most likely, the track was to come on a subsequent album, but got lost or not selected for RTR. For some, this track alone might be worth the investment, as apparently, this is a Starcastle archives recording of good quality, except for a brief moment where the tape overstretches during Fountains. Nothing surprising for an otherwise good stage representation of a favourite Yes clone, but I'll pass on it.
Sean Trane | 2/5 |


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