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PRESENT FROM NANCY

Supersister

 

Canterbury Scene

4.01 | 188 ratings

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4 stars What a great album from Supersister. This is a band I have discovered after reading about them on Prog Archives. Present from Nancy is Supersister┤s debut album. I think this is an album that deserves much wider recognition than what it has gotten so far. It┤s a bit difficult though as it is a hard to find album, it took me a while to find it.

The music is in the Canterbury prog rock style. Light jazzy progressive rock with a soft sound. Influences must be bands like Caravan and The Mothers of Invention. There is even an ode to The Mothers of Invention in the song Corporation Combo Boys where the kazoo lick from Hungry Freaks, Daddy is sung a capella. Beautiful just beautiful. There is also some Uncle Meat sounding instrumental passages played on Hapsichord. The music is mostly instrumental but there is singing on some tracks which reminds me of the way the singing is done on the early Camel albums. I really enjoy the memorable vocal lines. Very subtle and soft.

The musicians are outstanding and very inventive. There are lots of different organ and synth sounds used and the drum playing is really excellent.

The sound quality is very good and considering that Present from Nancy is from 1970 the quality is excellent.

This is one of the best Canterbury scene albums that I have listened to and I would rank it up there with the best of Caravan. This one deserves either a 4 or a 5 star rating, but cheap as I am I will only rate Present from Nancy 4 stars. It might be upgraded to 5 stars in time though. It┤s pretty close to a masterpiece in my ears.

UMUR | 4/5 |

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