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Logan Dwight


Crossover Prog

3.22 | 17 ratings

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4 stars Unfortunately, this site does not allow for fractional stars. My real rating is a 3.7 which is why I rounded up to 4 :-)

It might get better with even more listens.

These are the kind of albums I like finding.

Logan Dwight would be considered to be in the 2nd/3rd tier of italian bands of the 70's. But that is not a knock against them when you consider bands like Banco, PFM, Le Orme, Locanda Delle Fate, Museo Rosenbach, QVL, etc.. to be in the first tier.

This is quite a good album. There's not really one stand out track that's a classic but what you have here (or at least to my ears) is 30 minutes of good early 70's classic rock/meets progressive elements with even a sprinkle of saxophones to accompany some nice melodies. And you get a female singer with a nice soprano voice.

My favorite track has to be Dawn with the warm accoustic opening followed by a verse with a melody that they just don't do anymore :-) The chorus is wonderful. Chorus at times reminds me of Reale Accademia Di Musica.

For an italian album, vocals in english (and not in broken english either like so many of the english-sung albums from the 1970's italian scene).

Some of the melodies with their accoustical guitars and delicate female vocals leave me with the thoughts "They just don't make them this way anymore" (whether that's good or bad depending on your point of view) and this sits very nice with what music was like in the year 1972.

If I really had to make any type of comparisons (for your point of reference), I would say there are traces of Reale Accademia Di Musica (from their first s/t album), Aninoma Sound Machine (Red Tape Machine), Tonton Macoute (an almost essential british album to get) and throw in a very nice female voice to boot. And at points maybe even a little trace of "accoustic-delicate Delirium" in their Dolce Acqua/Lo Scemo albums. And for more originality, some saxophone here and there (but not predominent).

Running at only 30 minutes, that should not turn you off. I found about 27 minutes of this to be good listening.

No standout tracks that I can label as classic but I thought they put their heart/soul in every one of the tracks as it's solidly "good" (3.7 - like) all the way thru.

Don't expect a classic but there stuff to like on this album if you are familiar/like the references above that I mentioned.

Don't let this album slip by you without at least a listen. You might be able to find some sound samples on youtube. Check out the first 3 tracks if you can. This group had nothing to be ashamed of and they deserve a mention of the good albums from the 1970's italian scene.

progbaby | 4/5 |


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