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Oceans 5


Crossover Prog

3.93 | 139 ratings

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5 stars I'm a fan of most kinds of music and listen to a lot daily. There are a couple of tests I use when listening to an album. 1: can I listen to it more than once?, 2: Can I listen to it all the way through in the car? The answer to both these questions is an enthusiastic YES. This album is brilliant with a fresh and hugely entertaining look at a couple of old traditionals "The Mingulay Boat Song, and the Whitby Smugglers Song" Andy John Bradford, a man from Yorkshire and popular singer/songwriter in the folk scene and songwriters scene of Yorkshire and now in Ireland where he now live, is the main songwriter of this album bringing a blend of folk, rock and mesmerizing stories coupled with an intoxicating vocal. Colin Tench "The co- collaborator on the arrangements of many of the tracks adds his own twist with his beautiful guitar melodies and layers which brings a lift and an atmosphere similar to the likes of Gilmore. Marcos quirky keys are touching at times, bringing real depth and emotion to the music. The rest of the band add depth and bring their own interpretation of what they hear. As a result you can tell these musicians from different parts of the globe, and different styles, are fully in tune with the music they are playing and upon listening, one finds yourself imagining the imagery laid down on each track. From the very first note to the very last track, one is taken on a ride which for me will be a part of my life for a long time to come.

Hurry up and get a tour going, I'd love to see you live gents!!

This is a MUST HAVE ALBUM. Even if you are not a fan of the folk scene, you should enjoy this wonderful Album. BUY IT!!! Nuff said.

Acousticdreamer | 5/5 |


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