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GTR

 

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2.30 | 94 ratings

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shyman
2 stars Many prog fans see this project and album as a fair disappointment, and considering who are involved here and how the final result is, I have to say that I have to agree to a certain extent.

I'm not against the fact that musicians like to experiment, in fact I think that they should, or they have the risk to end up being boring and repetitive. But here, considering the talent and musicianship of the two Steves, the result, experimenting or not, is pretty weak

What we have here is moderately enjoyable arena rock, much in the vein of Asia (not in coincidence two of its members took part here) with subtle, (but just that) touchs of prog spirit and elegance. And that's all. I mean, I insist in the fact that there's nothing wrong behind of this project's idea, but the result could have been much better considering who worked here, and I'm not talking only about Howe/Hackett, I also consider Downes as a professional.

There are some moments here that deserve at least a bit of recognition, namely "Toe The line", "Sketches in the Sun" and "Hackett to bits". If the rest of the album would have reached the consistence of these songs, probably myself and many other reviewers of this site would have told a different story.

Oh, and by the way, I find Max Bacon's voice irritating at times.

shyman | 2/5 |

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