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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is the first album with Howe on board and he really helped to define their sound.

"Yours Is No Disgrace" has so many highlights, from Squire's outfront bass playing, to Howe's guitar melodies, to Anderson's great vocals. "The Clap" is all about Mr.Howe and his amazing acoustic guitar work done live. "Starship Trooper" is my favourite song on the record. The melody 2 minutes in is really good, and the harmonies and acoustic melodies are beautiful.The instrumental 6 minutes in is great ! And the guitar from Howe is incredible after 8 1/2 minutes.

"I've Seen All Good People" seems to look at life as a game and you move ahead or backwards in life depending on the choices you make. Fantastic vocals in this one as well as some good organ and bass lines. "A Venture" is all about the piano. "Perpetual Change" is a complex track where Anderson really shines.

For me this is a step down from what would come in the future in "Fragile" and "Close To The Edge" but this still is a stunning record that should be in everyone's collection.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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