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3.67 | 47 ratings

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3 stars Here's what you need to know about this cd/album: there is one masterpiece contained therein and one near masterpiece. The masterpiece a short little tune called Take which could be on any classic rock radio station and fit right in there with anything by Kansas. The musical themes are well conceived and there's a nice build up section that sort of serves as a chorus and is full of all the enigmatic wording of a Yes like masterpiece. The lyrical theme of the tune ..seems like each time we play, we were much more together, had more to say, in the days that were liike a we're sealed in today. The second near masterpiece The Journey, some beautiful work here towards the end of the piece where nylon string guitar and flute suddenly reappear to repeat the original theme. All in all, Pentwater tried to follow a Yes like vision, but my own impression is that they just didn't quite have the focus and grasp of musical composition to pull it off. Hard to sell yr music 2 a new crowd when u r not playing verse/chorus/versus/chorus/theme 2/verse/chorus, etc. There are some other good things here too, but chances r this won't be a top player 4 u.
ProggaWogga | 3/5 |


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