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ASYLUM

Cressida

 

Symphonic Prog

3.52 | 118 ratings

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Kingsnake
4 stars A wonderfully charming record by a band who apparently only released two records. This one being the second one.

This one has longer songs and is more prog than the first one.

The guitarist Joh Heyworth is replaced here by John Culley and Paul Martin Layton (The New Seekers) and there is some flute by Harold McNair aswell, wich adds to the musical colours throughout the album.

The two longest tracks Munich and Let Them Come When They Will includes extended soloing by the guitarists and the keyboardist.

The vocals remind me sometimes of Justin Hayward, and that's a good thing.

The drums are played by Ian Clark, who went to Uriah Heep to play on Look At Yourself.

It's not really heavy rock like Deep Purple or heavy prog like ELP, but it's really enjoyable, more or less like early Caravan or The Moody Blues.

The record is produced by Ossie Byrne, who had worked with the Bee Gees, previously, wich gives it a crispy and crystal clear sound. Still, after over 35 years the album doesn't sound all that outdated.

Kingsnake | 4/5 |

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