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3.03 | 225 ratings

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4 stars This is the first album with short songs, so the long complex progressive compositions are no more present here. Nevertheless the song are quite sophisticated, you just have to listen the still very elaborated bass to be convinced. Annie's voice is outstanding, as always. The main change are the keyboards: John Tout added some new technology here and it works in a certain way. Actually it replaces the classical arrangements we were used to listen on their previous albums. The only difference is that it sounds more artificial. There are lots of rythmic acoustic guitar, and some electric guitar parts.

"Secret Mission" has outstanding bass, reminding me GENESIS' "get'em out by Friday"! Finally, it is a real pleasure to listen to all the album, because ALL the songs are really good!

greenback | 4/5 |


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