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Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever CD (album) cover




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Tall Hair
5 stars I think this is the best record of Transatlantic, although SMPTe is also a masterpiece (All Of The Above!)

The first track is Duel With The Devil, which is almost thirty minutes long. It's really worth listening throughout the whole song, and it has extreamly good melodies. Eventhough it kind of calms down a little in the middle of the song it's still enjoyable to listen. I think it was a great idea to put the saxophone solo there after the guitar. However the last 8 minutes are a bit repeating. There are nothing new in there, just playing over and over again the same things. But, Duel with the devil is a great opening to this cd.

Suite Charlotte Pike is a bluesy piece. There are lots of jamming kind of parts and it feels like the band members were in a really good mood when making this song. I really like that Neal let Roine Stolt sing more in this song because he has a wonderful voice. This song contains things that appear also in Duel With The Devil and Stranger In Your Soul, it's really common in prog rock. I think it's nice to listen to the song the first time and say: "Hey! this is in Duel With The Devil too!"

Bridge Across Forever is the shortest song in this album and it has only piano and Neal's tender voice. A great piece.

Stranger In Your Soul is another massive thirty mintute song. The middle part is again slower and softer than the rest but it doesn't bother me at all. The song has a nice variety of different kinds of things, from a mellow mood to a heavy riff and intensive "progging". The hidden thing at the end is, i think, a bit unnecessary though.

Overall this is a marvellous album.

Tall Hair | 5/5 |


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