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3 stars By music critics this third album is the best or in fact the peak of their career. It's probably the band started to transform themselves into something more commercial in nature as the hard rock side is now becoming softer. In my opinion this album is not better or weaker than the previous two. As far as distribution of good tracks in the album, this one is probably much more widespread, not focusing on one or two tracks as best cuts. The remastered edition of first four albums under Columbia/Legacy label includes lyrics, photos, and liner notes by Lenny Kaye. The good thing is there are five bonus tracks, three of which were previously unreleased. Secret Treaties was recorded in early 1974 and released in April with the same producer as the first two albums: by Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman.

Secret Treaties is one of trilogy referred to as black-and-white period. The opening Career of Evil is probably considered as one of the band's catchiest track even though the lyrics are quite nasty. ".I want your wife to be my baby tonight / I choose to steal what you chose to show.". Subhuman, and Flaming Telepaths, are things about devil. And it all ends with the nice astrological ballad, Astronomy.

Gatot | 3/5 |


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