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Sui Generis


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3.70 | 18 ratings

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3 stars A highly iconic album. This is the farewell show at Luna Park, which had a huge audience, possibly a record at that time. The music focuses on the electric and symphonic side of Sui Generis with Charly using much more electric piano and minimoogs than pianos. Some songs are new, some are just to interact with the audience ... though I'm not a fan of those. For the rest, think of Yessongs. More loose, longer, and with a sound quality that leaves a bit to be desired.

The highlight for most is of course the twenty minute instrumental section of Un hada Un Cisne or to be more specific, Charly Garcia's keyboard solo. It begins with Grand Piano which its most enjoyable moment is when he reprises and improves on Posludio from the debut album. Afterwards, he plays harpsichord and sounds like a Wakeman-Emerson hybrid in it. Then, he probably heard too much of Wakeman's Six Wives haha. Basically, synth showmanship heavily influenced by Wakeman. After some uninspired bass/guitar soloing, Charly plays an avant-garde synth solo that goes into cacophony near the end. Sounds like those Rondo songs from Emerson live. Another example of Charly's synth showmanship is in the extended Tango en Segunda which has a very long synthesizer solo reminiscent of mid-70s Wakeman (White Rock, Arthur) keyboard work.

A Historical album for sure, but it's not really essential. I say stick with the studio albums, especially the last two.

Zitro | 3/5 |


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