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2.97 | 26 ratings

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2 stars This is another Italian band that would need some more reviews (even if this album is not a great one). This recording might not be the most original one but it remains at times a pleasant experience. Maybe I'm in a very good mood tonight.

To appreciate this "band" which is more a one's man experience (Corrado Sardella) surrounded with guests, you have to be into keys oriented efforts. ELP, being one of your mainstream. Once you have accepted the concept, you should easily be interested. Add some "Genesis" oriented keyboards as well, and you have a complete idea of what an album as "The Long Pathway" can deliver.

The other problem might well resides into the word "long". Over an hour of music is probably too much and this album would have gained in interest if downsized quite a bit. But lots of bands have made this mistake. As if to release long albums would guarantee a better quality. Or please the fans more!

After the first couple of songs, it is difficult to feel lots of enthusiasm for this work. Musicianship is of course not the problem. But song writing IS.

Too few creative tracks, no emotional moments, and generally the whole sounds as déjà vu. Not bad but is this really needed? It almost seems that if you have listened to one song, you have made it through the whole album. At times, some "Genesis" sounds might wake you up. But were these all necessary here? I guess not ("Mystrerian").

Actually, the opener is probably the best song form this album; the followings ones being somewhat too cloned to ELP. Great tracks don't belong here and as such I can only deliver two stars for this album.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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