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Blue Shift


Symphonic Prog

3.33 | 30 ratings

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4 stars I think the dichotomy in ratings rather sums up how this band will inevitably divide listeners. If you approach the CD with a positive attitude towards a band that is very heavily influenced by classic progressive bands - and Yes in particular - the chances are you'll thoroughly enjoy the experience. Apart from occassionally being struck by just how close to Yes some of this CD sounds, I don't find the similarities too distracting. The guitar playing certainly echoes Steve Howe almost uncannily at times and the keyboards use a wide array of vintage sounds that will seem strikingly familiar to anyone familiar with Yes' classic albums, but the playing is superb throughout and the compositions interesting enough to hold this listener's attention.

For anyone who can listen without the 'Yessities' irritating them I thoroughly recommend seeking this CD out...if you are in any doubt though I would probably suggest you would be well advised to give Blue Shift a miss. A possible benchmark to use might be how you feel about Yes' Drama :-)

barp | 4/5 |


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