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Moon Safari - Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteċ Serenade CD (album) cover

LOVER'S END PT. III: SKELLEFTEĊ SERENADE

Moon Safari

 

Symphonic Prog

4.74 | 124 ratings

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Cylli Kat (0fficial)
5 stars I'm having no luck at retrieving my former Cylli Kat account. So, I'm posting a few of my old reviews, Hope this is okay with everyone. Originally posted 2012-9-15 with some edits added.

And, continuing in my clearly established vein of poorly written reviews:

This band and song might not be to everyone's taste; but I think that this is really an exceptional release. - This song just flows beautifully; there does not seem to be anything forced about it at all. The arrangement is fantastic, the playing is flawless and the lead and harmony vocals and melody lines are wonderful!

This is the PERFECT 25 minute long "pop song" with all the prog you could want!

Initially I got the original Lover's End album when I was in the wrong "head-space" for it , and kind of missed out on how good the album is. But thanks to the tip of fellow progger and reviewer dhsuhaka to check this out on progstreaming, I'm really coming to appreciate this record (and its precursor) quite a lot.

With part III, I'm sometimes reminded (just a touch) of the Dream Academy, A.C.T, Brighteye Brison, Neal Morse/Transatlantic, etc. But make no mistake; this is Moon Safari through and through and this song certainly stands on its own merit.

This is the recapitulation and expansion of the themes originated on the original album brought masterfully to their fruition and conclusion.

My advice: Since you can go to progstreaming and check it out for yourself, you have nothing to lose by giving this song a "test-drive"!!! (Not sure if this is still valid in 2018)

You just might be as pleasantly surprised as I was!!!

4.7 to maybe 5 stars - I'm going to round up for this one. (Hey, it might not be "Close to the Edge", but it certainly kept my attention and made me smile!)

Grace and peace,

Cylli Kat

Cylli Kat (0fficial) | 5/5 |

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