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3.30 | 53 ratings

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2 stars I was not really enthusiast about their ''Garden Shed'' album. Nothing than derivative music available. Not bad but nothing creative either.

The question here of course is to know if it was necessary to restore some old songs some twenty + years after their conception. The sound of some of these tracks are not particularly top notch to say the least. The worse being ''Creepin' Instrumental''. If you would exclude a wonderful mellotron section, there is actually little to be remember in this track (same prevails during the long ''Tooting Bec Rape Case. It is the most ''Genesis'' oriented song available.

The shadow of ''Yes'' is undeniably present while ''A One-Legged Day Tale'' is being played. But gosh! This is tasteless music and the lead vocalist here performs rather poorly (to be polite). It is not a good song and it lasts for about nine minutes! Cliché and useless.

According Robert Webb, their keyboard player, the songs available on this album were recorded in '75 / '76 (prior to ''Garden Shed''). Most (if not all) tracks sound as if they are still in an embryonic and unpolished state. Production is almost non-existing and this work can hardly be recommended.

Once in a while as I have already mentioned, there are some fine instrumental passages, but too short. All vocal appearances are extremely bad and are a real shame.

Two stars. This is how far this album can be rated to my old ears.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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