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THE NEIGHBOUR'S SON

Day Of Phoenix

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.61 | 8 ratings

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Sean Trane
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2 stars DotP's second album benefited from a wider presentation than their debut album, because it was expected that the BRI reinforcement (following that group's break up) would actually boost this group. Coming with a gatefold sleeve, still produced by Colosseum's Tony Reeves, this album was released in 72, Neighbour's Son is a listless collection of songs that are closer to BRI's usual standards, rather than DotP's more improvised sound of their debut album. This is all the more surprising, because the vast majority of the songwriting is still handled by the two guitarists Prehn and Lyng.

Musically much less enthralling, DotP plays tracks between 1:55 and 6:36 sounding like a flute-less Jethro Tull or Free, but without the songwriting skill. Even the longer tracks don't allow much room for musical interplay and there is little to remind us of the patchy but enthralling debut album. It's even hard for me to give you a preferred song, because they ll sound a bit alike, but the closing track is always a good one, because it sounds so nice once the raucus stopped. .

Best avoided if you ask me, this straight rock album is probably as interesting as are the later Midnight Sun album, also released on Sonet.

Sean Trane | 2/5 |

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