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3.81 | 128 ratings

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5 stars This time around, the band recorded a bit more song-oriented album, in the hope of selling a few more copies. This album got released on Philips since Vertigo rejected it. The album opens up with the incredible side-length "Super Nova". It's a four movement piece (supposed to be a five movement suite, but one of them had go on side two because it couldn't all fit on the original LP). The Mellotron hype here is totally justified as it's used on each and every cut! You'll find the whole album tends to stick more to music, rather than KING CRIMSON-like experimentations like on their debut. Yes, it's bit different from their debut, and definately more accessible, but I have a real difficult time determining which one is their better album, as their both great and essential classic prog albums, as far as I'm concerned.
Proghead | 5/5 |


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