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SKY

Sky

 

Eclectic Prog

3.27 | 59 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
3 stars This is a good album. I pretty much agree with the largely positive reviews on progarchives. It is part nostalgia for me to pull out the crackly vinyl copy I have of this, Sky's first release. The sound quality is great all the same. I can confirm the strong classical influences and renditions throughout. I am not convinced of the rock people refer to as it is very soft here. There is electric guitar on some pieces though. A modern sound runs through for sure but it is definitely a product of its time. Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with that. It is charming and pleasurable, however one couldn't consider it progressive for the late seventies. There is no denying the quality playing of course. Monkman's synth, piano, keyboards are really showcased on the album as well as William's classical guitar. Highlights are the opening 'Westway', the tranquil composition that follows called ' 'Carillon', the lovely, folky 'Danza' and on side 2 the opening parts of 'Where opposites meet' are excellent. Fine music for your collection. Three solid stars.
Frankie Flowers | 3/5 |

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