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Symphonic Prog

3.26 | 1384 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars Ambitious psych or proto prog that should not be too highly regarded as this is their first one and the band will get much better at it in the very near-future. A good thing to do is to invest into Yesterdays as the best tracks from this one and their second one are gathered into one good compilation. Really, the most interesting numbers have been picked up one that good compilation, but also added their version S&G's composition of America. This debut album was released on the Atlantic label, but with different artworks on each side of itself - the pond, the US getting a better deal, than the European black artwork.

Among the better tracks on this album are Looking Around and the 6-mins Survival, both heavy-handed on the organ, courtesy of Tony Kaye. Some tracks are rather too soft for the group (as if not a natural speed for them), namely Sweetness and Yesterday & Today. There are a few covers on this album as CSN's I See You and the Beatles' Every Little Thing, but it's not like they revolutionized the original version either. Not exactly a memorable debut album, but definitely worth investigating, at least through the Yesterdays release. I round this album up to the superior unit, hence three stars, partly out of respect for the group's immense early career.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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