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4.09 | 94 ratings

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4 stars "Open Sky" is a prime line musical work. It content is a great melodic sinphonic progressive rock, caracterized by the celtic folk sounds, and with an espiritual theme, where romantic atmospheres are reflected, in a solid way, with a natural scene and a healthy essences. Not an essential album but excellent in their general construction.

This is the 4th IONA's studio album. An album that make a bridge that Dave BAINBRIDGE crossed in order to build his first solo album. The rest of the band in this recording were Joanne HOGG on vocals, piano and keys, Troy DONOCKLEY on flutes and whistles, bouzouki and Portuguese mandolin, Phil BARKER on bass, and Frank VAN ESSEN on drums and percussions, as well as electrical and acoustic violin and vocals. As special guest appears Billy JACKSON in the Irish harp and clarsach.

manticornio | 4/5 |


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