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Peter Hammill - The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage CD (album) cover


Peter Hammill


Eclectic Prog

4.31 | 762 ratings

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5 stars This album i have to confes was a litle bit of a dissepointment yust a litle bit its a realy great album but seeing it is the most popular and highest rated PH album on this site i actualy tought it whuld be beter maybe seting my expectaions a bit to high, well the album start off realy great with Modern maybe my favorite song on the album, the song are very sonic musicaly very raw that i like very much and hammill sings about how we are prisons in the big city's or something like that. Wilhelmina is a good ballad that whuld have fited in good on the previus album, and adds good divesety on the album. The Lie (Bernini's Saint Theresa) is a more typical hammill song with some angry screaming hammill vocals pretty good song but not realy my fav on the album. Forsaken Gardens is another highlight for me toghter with Modern this is realy amazing with the similar them as modern but this time about plants (note that im no lyrical expert while i love hammills lyrics i dont always understand what exact they are about and english is my second langue not makeing it easier and sorry for my sucky spelling too ;). Red Shift is pretty much my least favorite song on the album and its one of the longer ones this song dont realy do anything for me its okay and some nice parts but as a whole this is what drags the album down from the 5 star rating for me it reaminds a litle bit about hawkwind very spacey so i shuld like it tough i dont, i yust dont remeber anything about it when its over. Rubicon is another nice litle ballad and very good sweet lilte song simply. And then the album ends with A Louse Is Not A Home yust like on the preavius album this is a more typical VdGG song and it was probobly meant to be on a vdgg album from the start, and i know they played it live, with lots of diffent sections and things goin on. Its a ghost tale about a house with some creepy things goin on if i understand it right, its very good but i prefer The Black room/the tower from the preavius album. So all in all this is for me not a masterpeice like Cameleon in the shadow of the nigh and "In Camera" but still a great Hammill album no doubt whory of 4 stars.
Zargus | 5/5 |


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