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4 stars The Beautiful 'To Markos III' was originally slated for release on Island records but label boss Chris Blackwell wanted a singles band not an Island version of the Moody Blues and gave Patrick Campbell- Lyons & George Spyropoulos free reign to take their tape elsewhere. This they duly did, writing the caustic 'Christopher Lucifer' in barbed tribute to Mr Blackwell along the way. Funding for the as yet nameless project came in the form of financial aid from Spyrppoulos's uncle Markos III and a deal was put together with the US based Metromedia label.

Metromedia promptly went bust creating a genuine Nirvana collectors item on the spot.

The album is full of some of the most lush and beautiful songs that the duo ever wrote and it seems criminal that it never received the backing it deserved so do your CD collection a favour and dive in to the delights of Marko III (ironically re-released on Island) and bath in the glow of gems like 'The World Is Cold Without You', 'I Talk to My Room', 'Tres, Tres Bien' and the standout 'Black Flower'.

Karyobin | 4/5 |


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