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THE SPAGHETTI EPIC

Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)

 

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3.65 | 37 ratings

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KEITH
4 stars I happened to see an advertisement for this one about 3 years ago, and that by accident. I was immediately interested in getting this music. I loved the idea of having a cd with epic length music. Wow! You actually getting six 20 minute plus tunes; all on two CDs. This in itself gets one point for the people who put this concept together. I believe it is Musea. Unfortunately, I had to wait for over three years to finally get my mitts on this. Thanks to Prog Archives, I was able to purchase it. I got it in the mail about four days ago and I have listened to the whole thing three times. I am half way through it the fourth time as I write. First of all, every band featured on the album are top notch musicians. All songs are well done. That nets the CD another star. Next, each band adds an original look at the characters of The West. I happened to see that movie years ago. You definitely get a feel of the movie as you listen to the album.That gets it another star. I thought putting Haikara's The west first was a stroke of guenius. Also putting Frank by Trion last was a great move. It really fits the flow of the album. It seems like the right place for those two songs. That gets it another star. That said, I had a few things that I didn't care for on the CD. All of the songs have what I feel is to much inaction during the course of each project. What I mean is that it seemed the bands were letting some of the slow parts last too long.That is just my feeling though. Like I said, the music is something I will enjoy forever. Another thing that I didn't care for, but as I continue to listen, I will get to like it. The 2nd song by Randone seems to me to get off to a labored start. It is called Jill. The good thing is that Randone has many great musical ideas to make up for the starting point. I liked it a lot and the guitar work is exceptional! Cheyenne by Tilion starts off in a surrealistic mode. It also gives a good listen. At first I had trouble getting into the singing of Jill and Cheyenne simply because it is sung in Italian, but I got into it during the 2nd listen. Harmonica by La Voce Del Vento has some memorable parts in it. It seemed to move along a little better, to me anyway. Morton by Taproban was an immediate favorite. The singing stood out and was quite fitting. The music was also great. Getting back to the first song, The west; I thought the singing was exceptional. IT set the mood for the rest of the CD.It stayed with me. I especially enjoyed Frank because I love instrumentals.

Overall I give this album four stars. I believe that you,the lover of prog music,will be missing out on a lifetime of musical enjoyment, if you don't get it.

KEITH | 4/5 |

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