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14 Bis

 

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4 stars This was the second album by 14 Bis that I bought and it's the one I like more. In progressive terms, I would give three stars to him, in pop and rock context, he deserves five stars. As we are talking about Prog-Related, I will give four stars. The first song is a folk, with whistles and lyrics about childhood's innocence - a frequent theme of The corner club movement. Caçador de mim is a beautiful song, maybe it's the most famous of this album in Brazil, recorded by various artists. It deals with a man with your own thoughts, looking for himself. Planeta Sonho is an optimist song about the future of the Earth. This is more prog directed and prepares the listener to the next song: the all-instrumental 14 Bis I & II, one of the best songs by 14 Bis (they would compose more songs like that one in other albums, just look for the long songs in the end of the following albums). The B-side is still good. The last song, Pedras Rolantes (Rolling Stones) is an homage to their idols: Beatles and, of course, Rolling Stones. Like Titles by Barclay James Harvest, the lyrics brings some familiar titles: The beggars banquet, Stramberry Fields Forever, Lucy in the sky of the diamonds and some labels by The corner club. This song is the second more progressive track of the album and closes with a little piece orchestrated remembering the previous track, Carrossel. I love all albums by 14 Bis, specially the seven first ones (Flávio Venturini's phase). If I had to choose the best ones, I would pick, after 14 Bis II, Espelho Das Águas, Sete, A Idade Da Luz and the first one. 14 Bis is an excellent pop, folk and symphonic progressive rock band. If you like Venturini's first band - O Terço, you must check it.
Prog-Brazil | 4/5 |

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