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3.26 | 180 ratings

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3 stars Whoops. I've put on the wrong record, someone must have slipped a disc that certainly doesn't belong in a gryphon record sleeve. Where are the outrageous krummerhorn solos?

Just relax, deep breaths ... this is Gryphon, prog normality shall be restored in a short while, we are merely experiencing temporary pop turbulence (a comon feature of the mid 70s) nothing to be alarmed about, return to your seats and strap yourself in.

Ahhh, Raindance eases my troubled brow. It has to be said it's a bit like cabbage leaves for young rabbits ... soporific. This is a cosy seat; the music is inoffensively bland; it's been a hard week at work, time to nod off. Kummerhorns are heard in the background. I like it, but then I'm easily pleased. it's OK but not great.

At the end of the first side we are treated to Fontinental Version. Maybe teated is not the right word: it's more of an imposition. I cant' quite put my finger on it but, nah who am I kidding, it's just a bit disappointing and rubbish.

Side Two begins with the blandWllbanger and then Don't Say Go. Boy but this song is pure Canterbury. THis would not be amiss in the Land of Pink and Grey or If I Could Do it Again I Do It all Over You. As a Caravan fan, I love this short track.

Aha ...Heldenleben. Like for Marcia on Astronaut Dismatles Hal (Amplifier) this is a greta track which oyu should have in your collection.

It 's good album ( and a decent addition to a prog collection) but it's neither essential nor an excellent addition so 3 stars.

obiter | 3/5 |


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