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Jordan Rudess


Crossover Prog

3.20 | 99 ratings

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1 stars Do not waste your time and money: don't buy this album.

Unless you have heard and enjoyed it. I didn't, and thanks to my personal politics about music (and the internet) I didn't buy this wanna-be tribute of prog giants.

Don't like Dream Theater, but I didn't see any shadow of this group here. It wasn't this factor that made so bad my perception of this album. It was the literal covers of pieces of music that cannot be covered decently without the creation of a totally unexpected re/desconstruction. Something like Devo's Satisfaction cover (which I don't like, but must agree that it is THE cover as they take possession of the song).

The only not-totally uninspired music is the piano medley (very flamboyant-Wakeman excessive, but beautiful in some parts). I liked the I talk to the wind section followed by quotations from And you and I.

Cover albums are very dangerous. The majority of them, in any music style, is (are?) redundant. This one is just another more-of-the-same cover's album.

Very important post-scriptum: how can anyone cover Sound Chaser note by note and PRETEND to be paying tribute to its creators?

moodyxadi | 1/5 |


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