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5 stars One of the best Progressive Rock albums ever made Indeed, such a harsh statement. but is it? Fantasy were a group with very little success, who released this one album in 1973, and did not get much hype for it. They recorded another album the following year but it was not released until the early 90's, for shame really, but that is another story. To me, Fantasy was one of the first progrock bands I've heard (odd way to start ey?), which was 2 years ago from today I believe, and boy it was one of my best musical discoveries. From the 1st track down to the last, ever song here contributes to the mood of the album and fills it richly. Fantasy just knew their stuff.. their melodies are unimagineable, the singing is something you don't get right away, it requiers a few spins but once you do get used to it you see the singer for what he really is, a gentle, fragile and beatuiful vocalist. The guitarist also is one of the major high points in Fantasy, just unbelieveable solos, quirky melodies and freaky guitar playing that sits so right in your head. the keyboardist is also a virtue, hitting just the right keys to create walls of sound that go along great in the background as they do in the foreground. In short, I think Fantasy were just a bunch of geniuses and maybe I'm not sure why it sounds so good to me (nostalgia?) but I'm sure that IT DOES. If your looking for obscure 70's rock album you want to be interesting, THIS IS THE ONE.
Verwuestung | 5/5 |


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