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Tai Phong

 

Symphonic Prog

2.76 | 18 ratings

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Nao/Gilles
4 stars This album didn't sell well, the band had a lot of trouble getting anything released at all, and it seems this are still cursed by the voodoo of music business nowadays. I saw Taļ Phong live in Vincennes only a few hours after receiving the infamous Sun album, and I was already enough in love with it to show my joy when they started playing "Now I know". This is a very melodic song, one of the least "mellow" tunes in an album that is indeed filled with this kind of production. Of course it doesn't mean it's any bad. "Sister Jane" is definitely presented here in a "definitive version" which ties in with the current lineup's version (where there are several singers, all female this time). My girlfriend loves "Rainy night in Saigon". And she usually HATES prog. And I also fall for "Fly away". I discovered Taļ Phong less than a year ago, and this is definitely one of my favorite albums from their collection. 4.5 stars, I'll round it to 4 stars because I think Khanh Mai should really work on less mellow songs. I'd also love him to start writing in French, it can be done, and maybe it'd help the band's popularity in France.

For your information, they're currently at work on "Le retour du samouraļ", their 5th album.

Nao/Gilles | 4/5 |

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