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Golden Earring


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3.07 | 32 ratings

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3 stars Along with Eight Miles High,Contraband bookends Ge's 'Prog' era.

The feel of this album is a vibe of mellow.

Robert Jan Stips (keys), has been replaced with Eelco Gelling on guitar/slide for their touring. RJS is involved on 3 tracks still.

The album starts of with 2 feel good songs Bombay and Sueleen,that are very catchy.Gelling's slide on the latter is fantastic.

Conman is so so.Filler.

The following 2 songs Mad Love's Coming and Fightin' Windmills bring us back on track in the quality department.

Last 2 songs are not that exciting either. I know I'm not saying too much about the music here.But if you are familiar with GE,this ofcourse still sounds totally like them,but where you get the feeling that the boys are in the studio ,just playing, without trying to please anyone but themselves.

Nice enough,but not earth shattering.

Musicianship is still excellent.

gr8dane | 3/5 |


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