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Spock's Beard

 

Symphonic Prog

4.14 | 814 ratings

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M27Barney
5 stars I am sorry - but I'm going have to give this a FIVE star rating (I have also rated Snow and Brief Nocturnes as five stars also!). Why? do you ask. Well - this has been in my collection for a long time and remained one of those CD's which got lost and was maybe played once! Then in a conversation on face-book - I friend mentioned the first track (At the end of the day) and said it was his favourite SB recording! - So I listened and immediately was VERY impressed! So last night - I donned the Sennheiser's and closed my eyes - WOW! - This is a BRILLIANT CD. The first track is marvellous (and shows the direction Neil Morse was going to go with Transatlantic) - immaculate musicianship - really nice vocal harmonies...then the shorter tracks, all of which have a lot to add to the CD - setting the stage for the EPIC......And Yes on the listening last night - I reckon that "The Great Nothing" has catapulted from obscurity (in my collection) to be in my top 20 tracks of all time!!! - This track has everything - length, (breath taking virtuosity) - really nice vocals and maybe Morse was already starting to air his preachy lyrics but I think I can forgive that because the music and form of the track is so good. If you haven't bought this CD and you like symphonic prog - then get your wallet out and do so - it's a MUST have!
M27Barney | 5/5 |

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