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2.93 | 22 ratings

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2 stars This is in truth a review of GTR - Roundabout, a bootlegesque version of the King Biscuit. album where they have changed the track order for some reason. For example, the three tracks comprising the Hackett/Genesis med-ley are now on different parts of the CD. Also they have cut out all the talk-ing between the tracks, only keeping the part where the audience is told that the show is recorded for King Biscuit Flower Hour. Seems like the one bit you should've taken away if you wanted to avoid copyright- infringement, which the producers of this disc seem to do.

The music is still the same as on King Biscuit. though. GTR definitely does their own songs better than the Yes/Genesis covers wish are rather dull compared to the originals or live-versions with the origi-nal bands. It's not Prog of course, but instead AOR in the mould of Journey, Foreigner and Howe's earlier band Asia. The few Highlights include "Jekyll and Hyde", "The Hunter" and even "Here I Wait" and "When the Heart Rules the Mind". These tracks are at least good for being this kind of music.

The original King Biscuit Flower Hour CD may have deserved three stars, this version only deserves two, and then I'm feeling kind. If you are inter-ested in buying a GTR live recording, stay clear from this version.

Frasse | 2/5 |


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