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Symphonic Prog

3.38 | 123 ratings

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5 stars I got the vinyl reissue of this on Tapestry Records; like the other Tapestry releases I have the sound quality is stunning and the packaging solid. Fantasy is a slightly obscure band that have been somewhat reappraised in the years since this was released to an indifferent public in 1973. This is actually top quality, very classic sounding prog, very sweetly melodic with loads of great hooks and a soft, beguiling production. The singer sounds a bit like he wants to be David Bowie and the style is not particularly original (it sounds very similar to earlier bands such as Spring and Cressida - I guess they should be congratulated for not trying to sound like then-current superstars Yes and Genesis), but the fact is I haven't been able to stop listening to this for weeks, and that's all that matters right? Great album, and essential for anyone into classic 70s symphonic prog.
robg | 5/5 |


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