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Flame Dream


Symphonic Prog

3.57 | 49 ratings

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3 stars ''Flame Dream'' have never shown an exceptional personality but their very much ''Yes'' oriented music was pleasant. The addition of sax and flute adding another angle to their predicable sound.

This album is no different from their prior two. The opening track features Anderson type of vocals on a ''Genesis'' background music, while ''Nocturnal Flight'' (which is a fine and melodic track) heads more for Gabriel oriented vocals combined with ''Genesis'' music. Do you get the idea?

The whole album is made up of the same sort of ''inspiration''. Still, the band is much more cloning Gabriel & consorts than Anderson and his band mates on this album. To be honest, if the experience is not thrilling, it is not bad either.

Some ''Firth Of Fifth'' atmospheres during ''Out In The Dark'' and some Collins oriented vocals during ''Wintertime Nights'' (''Robbery, Assault etc.''). It is amazing how the singer switches from references. He used to be an Anderson clone on previous releases, but his palette has now grown apparently.

To make some diversion, ''Caleidoscope'' is an instrumental which relates very much to VDGG and the long ''Strange Meeting'' is nothing else than some gentle music of the band while they were four (''Genesis'' I mean). As you see, there are hardly any inventiveness on this album. A fine ''Genesis'' album which they haven't recorded. But don't imagine to get close to their great world of characters and musical passion. For this, only the genuine is recommended of course.

Three stars for this pleasant album.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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