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Taļ Phong


Symphonic Prog

2.53 | 40 ratings

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1 stars I discovered "Tai Phong" in 1975 thanks to their very good debut album. But it seems that the band produced most of their best songs with this album. The follow-up "Windows" was weaker in terms of compositions and this one is just a poor album. As the cover could already indicates.

Just listen to "End of an End". The pity is that it is the opening song. If this one is just as bad, the worse can be expected from the others. At times vocals are pretty bad. Whatever you may like Goldman or not (but he is not singing all of them).

There won't be many highlights on this album. "Farewell Gig in Amsterdam" sounds to jazzy to my ears to be attractive. But the problem is more global. Actually, most of the songs are useless and when you listen to "Sad Passion" you just can be glad that it lasts for less than four minutes. Awful.

It is very painful to listen to this album from start to finish. I am desperately waiting for something outstanding but it seems hopeless. Their symphonic oriented music of their debut is totally forgotten. Just boring jazz stuff for most of it like "Thirteenth Space".

My last hopes reside in the title track "Last Flight". Almost ten minutes. Finally, some true symphonic moments. Mainly on the guitar. But these short breaks can't make a good album. This song is a mix of some "Yes" oriented parts combined with dull moments. Just an average song actually. Vocals are pretty poor. And forget about "How Do You Do" which is another uninspired song.

I am afraid that I can only use the one star rating for this "Last Flight". Don't bothe rwith this album. It is totally useless.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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