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CHERRY FIVE

Cherry Five

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.90 | 128 ratings

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altaeria
4 stars This is one of those relatively unknown albums that you really need to check out if you're into the classic Symphonic Prog sound.

This Italian band seemingly got most of its influence from British Prog albums such as YES- Time and a Word, GENESIS-Foxtrot, and maybe even some early ELP ... but they don't ever give an impression of mere imitation.

Old-school analog keyboards and precise jazz-rock drumming drives this album; The bass is very Squire-like and the guitar is somewhat Hackett-esque. The only potential "downside" to the album is the VERY thick accent on the English vocals ... but if you can get past that, there are some really enjoyable tunes on here.

My only suggestion to you...if you're a first-time listener...would be to rearrange the track order of the CD (because I feel that Track 1 is actually the weakest and may scare you off). Make Track 4 the opening song and push Track 1 to the end. Trust me on this.

4 stars on the Prog-ometer

4 stars on the Personal Taste Meter

altaeria | 4/5 |

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