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WINDOW DRESSING

Tiles

 

Heavy Prog

3.39 | 65 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I have to agree with Melomaniac's thoughts concerning this album. After really enjoying both "Fence The Clear" and "Presents Of Mind" this one is a definite let down.The title track is an amazing song, but the rest of this record is missing something.This album was produced by Terry Brown, and the art work was done by Hugh Syme who also plays keys on "Slippers In The Snow". By the way the art work is incredibly thought provoking (I don't just mean the front cover) haha ! Check out the other pictures inside, and on the back. Look carefully.

"Window Dressing"opens with a great heavy sound, terrific bass in this as synths arrive. We get vocals after 4 minutes and plenty of shifts in tempo and mood. There is some mandolin and a very stripped down mellow section. The heaviness returns after 11 minutes. "Remember To Forget" is a catchy song with a scorching guitar solo. "All She Knows" is a lighter song with terrific vocals. "Capture The Flag" features none other than Kim Mitchell guesting on guitar. This song has such a great raw sound to it. Nice ripping guitar solo with more guitar later.

"Tear-Water Tea" features some violin courtesy of Matthew Parmenter,and the strummed guitar is a nice touch. "Stop Gap" is an instrumental with trumpet and some fantastic drumming. "Unicornicopia" is another instrumental with violin and piano. This has a classical feel to it. "Paintings" has some good aggressive guitar on it. "A.02' is a short instrumental of mandolin and gently played guitar. I've touched on the mellow "Slippers in the Snow", while the final song is called "Spindrift".This is the most RUSH sounding song in my opinion and the guitar sounds amazing.

Still a good record, but I enjoyed their earlier ones much more.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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