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4 stars What is considered to be the last hurrah of prog in the 70's.

In the late 70's, Bill Bruford, John Wetton, Eddie Jobson and Allen Holdsworth formed UK, a seasoned group of prog veterans that each brought a unique perspective to the band.

UK's first album, UK, is a very good debut, but unfortunatly, the interest in prog was diminishing, and this album didnt get the recognition it deserved. Each song is a great prog peice, but there are several that stand out from the rest. In The Dead of Night/By The Light of Day/Presto Vivace and Reprise are all seperate tracks but together form a longer and quite good peice of music. It starts of with a guitar chord repeating on a rythmn and slowly adds keyboards, bass and drums into the mix, followed by Wetton's voice. All of the musicians hold their own on this album and their solos are quite good. I especially like Bruford's drumming on this album.

Overall, this is a very good prog album, but unfortunatly didnt do so well as the music world was changing. But it now seems to get rated as a high quality peice of prog. You could almost say its a precursor of what Rush would sound like in the 80's. So I say: Get it.

Tarkus31 | 4/5 |


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