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ONCE AROUND THE WORLD

It Bites

 

Crossover Prog

3.77 | 110 ratings

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johnnythelowery
5 stars 5 stars. Nothing else like it. Well, then. When it was released. There is tons now copying this band! For me-this album was the harder side of YES i'd always secretly wished they'd been. or Genesis for that matter. Though I do like those guys-but gave up on the idiom until It Bites came along. It's rock, but with an artful, educated, knowing mastery of their respective instruments and because of it, their confidence enfuses every twist and turn. Fabulous singing, harmony singing, intricate keyboards, great bass and inventive drumming all around a mesmeric guitarist. Lyrics are rather deeper than most prog. bands. It has an amazingly bright/clean sound and doesn't try to hide the intricute instrumentation. THe title track 'once around the world' is one of the finest prog. tracks ever made unveiling vistas of music never heard before. For me it's a total encapsulation of everything that is great in Prog. Rock. One of the highest peaks of rock ever climbed. For that, I am very very greatful to you It Bite's guys indeed!!
johnnythelowery | 5/5 |

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