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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.88 | 83 ratings

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5 stars A major change in line up in the bands career. Whislt it would always be argued which was the best to choose from (there were 13 changes in the first 8 years alone), I can safely say that this and the previous line up are the best (check out reviews on the previous 2 studio outings) Original keyboard player Clive John departed and then returned on rhythm guitar (?) whilst Deke Leonard left to pursue a solo career, only to return a few albums later. Thats the great thing about this band, they are like one big happy extended family!

Anyway back to the music. As you can see from the tracklist, songs are fewer but have gained in length. A lot more jamming can be found here. Deke Leonard on previous LP's, gave more of the basic hard rocking/blues influences. Without this the band were free to experiment further. The results of this are good.....very very good. The melodies flow beautifully in and out. Its hard to describe who they could be compared to as they have such an individual sound of their own here. The presence of keyboard wizard Phil Ryan, gave the band a more classical and jazz influenced sound. Overall, the album is much more instrumentally orientated, with vocals (if any) only appearing at occasional intervals. Generally regarded as their best album, I would say it's only a notch below Do You Like It Here Now, but still essential listening.

It's worth noting that an original vinyl copy of this album, will come with a stunning pop up 'cartoon' map of Wales - worth the price of admission alone.

kingdhansak | 5/5 |


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