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Dave Greenslade


Crossover Prog

2.40 | 47 ratings

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3 stars I remember buying this when it came out, as I was very taken by the book itself. It was probably the oddest item I ever had in my LP collection, since there is much more of Patrick Woodroffe than Dave Greenslade in this.

Admittedly, I've heard very little else of Dave Greenslade's work - solo or group - so this is probably not a good reference point. However, it amazes me that anyone can use, and I quote: "ARP Explorer, ARP Omni, CAT synthesizer, organ, Crumar Stringman, clavinet, Kitten synthesizer, Korg vocoder, Mellotron, Minimoog, Polymoog, Prophet 5, Roland R5202, SDS Drum synthesizer, Sennheiser Vocoder, Tubular Bells, Vibraphone, Yamaha synthesizer, piano" and yet make it all sound like a couple of Yamaha CS80s.... especially as Rick Wakeman produced 'Six Wives' with far less!

Taken as a Woodroffe book, this is an enthralling piece of future fiction and fantasy mixed together. Taken as a collaboration between Woodroffe and Greenslade, the music adds a little as a 'concept inspired by', but the music really doesn't stand out by itself.

If you view this as the Woodroffe book, it rates a 4.5 if you view this from the music its really only a 2, and that's being generous. Sorry!

oldgoat | 3/5 |


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