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Flaming Bess


Symphonic Prog

3.30 | 48 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars My good PA friend and researcher Erik neuteboom told me abou this obscure german band. I was curious enough to get their first CD. It is totally instrumental (except for some spoken words in german telling the story of the main character, Flaming Bess) and the music is very interesting and melodic. A very unusual album for that year (1979). Small wonder so few people heard it outside german prog circle (although it was quite a big success in their homecountry).

Production is ok and I wish I had found the new remastered version, but I was lucky even to get this original track only CD. Even then, the sound is clear and the songs are really fine, with great enphasis on guitar and keyboards. Nothing really spectacular, but very well done and tasteful. As a fan of Camel I was delighted to hear some obvious influences of their sound here, plus some jazz, Santana and even 60´s TV themes music (but they do have their own personality). All tunes are good, but the title track is the most interesting in my opinion.

If you like symphonic prog instrumental music you should check this out. Very good.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |


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