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Simon Says


Symphonic Prog

3.70 | 86 ratings

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4 stars In 1995 I ordered a album from the small record label Bishop Garden. It was the debut album "Ceinwen" from a Swedish band called SIMON SAYS. I remember I used to play the album quite often; actually it was probably one of the albums I played most frequently that year. As the time passed by and new records were bought I forgot "Ceinwen" and didn't listen to it until I heard that the band still existed and were going to release a new album on the small but high-quality label Galileo Records. SIMON SAYS new album "Paradise Square" sounds as a natural follow-up, and nothing indicates that it has gone 7 years between the two albums except that this album is even better than the debut. Their music is symphonic rock with catchy choruses and hooks, but there are also lengthy intricate instrumental passages. The band is reminiscent to GENESIS and MARILLION, but they have their own unique sound and I can easily separate them from almost any other band. If you haven't heard SIMON SAYS before I suggest a listening. (The drummer Mattias Jarlhed has also done two magnificent albums with the band VALINOR's TREE, which is highly recommended).
Greger | 4/5 |


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