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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations) - Odyssey - The Greatest Tale CD (album) cover


Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)


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4.26 | 86 ratings

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5 stars Here's one I'm longing to review for a long time and actually I'm still not quite ready for it. But I can't postpone it any longer. I have to at least make a start with it and perhaps complete it later on. And this is because this is a unique project, one of the very few progressive efforts I'm immensely impressed by. As an ultimate epic freak I imagine myself in paradise with this 3 CD treat. I can tell you, I cannot believe how good this is. The reason why I waited so long for the review is that I want to do an ultimate review over this immaculate performance. But to do that I will have to listen to these great songs more than 10 times so that's over 40 hours listening material in total. And I don't have that much spare time and there's also more I have to listen to. So that's why but patience is running out with me and I will at least make a start now.

I already have been profuse with superlatives and that is fully justified. It's one thing that there are 9 epics on this release but that's on itself no guarantee that it's also a great success. I also have some other epic releases by this label (Colussus of Rhodes and Spaghetti epic no.1) and they are far less at least where my personal taste is concerned. But on this one it's one high quality piece after another. Of course they are not equally good, that would be a miracle, in fact I can make a list in right order from excellent to good, let's do that first before we will do the real review (I know them so well by now that I can at least make this listing): 1. Nathan Mahl (5*) 2. Aether (5*) 3. Nexus (5*) 4. Minimum Vital (4,75*) 5. Glass Hammer (4,75*) 6. Simon Says (4,75*) 7. Tempano (4,5*) 8. XII Alphonso (3,75*) 9. C.A.P. (3*)

But even the last in line is good enough to gave praise for at least parts of the epic. To close down this first part of my review (to be continued ...) I can say the first three of the list are absolute masterpiece tracks, the next three are very very good and the last three are still very much worth while so it will go without further explanation that the total score is the ultimate one: 5 stars. And it's a hundred percent guarantee that if you're a true epic lover you can just do one right thing and that's do everything possible to get this music and it's a certainty that you will love it !!

progrules | 5/5 |


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