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5 stars I remember the day I bought this album,a weird guy with a red beard recommanded me the record. I was suspiscious. You know, just like when your mom askes you not taking bonbons from a stranger. I kept the bill, in case...and threw it away 15 minutes later. Impossible (and I'm choosing my words here) to regret buying that record.

2 numbers are getting my constant attention: The song about the Lord of the Rings (track 3) and Lady Fantasy. In the last one, I love the way they end up the song the way they open it. It's basic, but surprinsingly effective (killer guitar riff...makes your eyes watery).

Latimer also proves himself to be a skilled flautist. This guy is a very very very underrated musician. And you know why? In part (theory) because he has no charisma. But the good thing is that the bands with no charisma (Trace, Focus, Anglagard) is that they get down faster to buisness. And we like that , right? Anyway, thanks tho the red beard guy.

Are you a newcomer in progressive rock? You want to chip in but don't know where to start? This is a wise and long lasting choice. This record is oldy THE soft spot in my heart. It's heartwarming, it's catchy, jazzy and don't waste one minute on filling. It fell in the cracks of obscurity, but buying it (remaster version has cool bonuses, for a merely 20$) is making a long time commitment.

Catchy tunes, great guitar lines, effective and tasty keyboards and a song about the Lord of The Rings, this record will blow your freakin' mind off. It did for mine, and I'm still perfectly narmol...normal (there you go).

Menswear | 5/5 |


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