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Moon Safari


Symphonic Prog

4.54 | 110 ratings

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5 stars By the time of the release of "The Gettysburg Address" Moon Safari had already established themselves through their studio albums as an outstanding creative progressive rock act for the 21st century. The question for perhaps some people at this time, given their unavoidably low level of gigging, was could they cut it live? This live album recorded at Rosfest in 2011 emphatically answers that question with a big "Yes". With the addition of the third Åkesson brother, Sebastian, on keyboards and vocals, the band had the full armoury to re-produce their studio sound live. This album showcases their musical and vocal excellence in a way that is faithful but not reverential to the original recordings. This is a live concert recorded in front of an appreciative and knowledgeable crowd, with the great atmosphere transferring through to disc. The band bravely take on the epic "the other half of the sky" and, with just a small amount of pruning (pun intended!), completely pull it off. In fact, all in all, this version is probably even better than the original with Simon's final sung note of "last" guaranteed to send shivers down your spine! If you're new to the band, this could be a good place to start but please don't wait too long before buying their other albums!
Nrwhmr | 5/5 |


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