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3.78 | 202 ratings

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2 stars I met Spring looking for mellotrons, and that's what I found, but only little more.

The album is OK, good music, good songs, but I don't find that special sense that makes music be what is in our lives. And at the end of the day, I decide to pick another album rather than try this one again.

It's like a mellow proto-prog album which I can imagine in 1966 or 1967, but in 1971 the music had gone through other ways. Maybe that forced location out of time results in a weak final concept. My highlights, Golden Fleece, Shipwrecked Soldier and Gazing, aren't all the good a highlight got to be. I don't know, when I first heard the disc, I was expecting something more that didn't come. As the days passed I expected to find it after some more spins, but again nothing arrived. So, Spring is to me just a group of nice songs that can be listened with the family.

About mellotrons, they are sounding from beginning to end (well, almost), contributing very well to the atmosphere that surrounds the album. But it's not the best example for this instrument. There are interesting works in Grail and Golden Fleece but, again, something is missing. Any way, if you are a fan of the mellotron, you should check this one out.

Proglodita | 2/5 |


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