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Peter Hammill


Eclectic Prog

3.96 | 309 ratings

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3 stars Well add another half star at least, especially if you're a long date fan - cause despite of being aligned to the last VDGG album entitled "The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome - you can find some remarkable introspective and sad songs inside the present work dated 1977. Think for example of the emotional tunes like "Looking Glass" or "Betrayed", this latter enriched by means of a great vocal performance by Peter or of other interesting tracks such as the desperate "On Tuesdays..." and once again the progressive oriented tune entitled "Lost And Found" (Peter never forget his roots!!).

Of course I prefer the music of Hammil with VDGG, like for instance within the excellent "Pawn Hearts", but the songs mentioned above are anyway respectable. Instead "Autumn" is easier but in the mood of the next solo albums by Peter, characterized by his piano and the violin as well, a kind of ballad ...then you can listen to "Yoga" with its "simil-crimson" structure (a sort of art rock style), which is not bad as well as the plot of the whole album, in general regarding life with its dramatic vicissitudes.

Besides the bonus tracks - as an extract from a John Peel radio show - are not so useful neither better than their original studio version, but however the output is remarkable and the songs well structured anyway.

Make your own choice, but if you're a long date fan you can't miss it!

lor68 | 3/5 |


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