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Capability Brown


Crossover Prog

3.90 | 43 ratings

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5 stars This one deserves a little 'wow'. From anyone's lips.

Great album, although almost absolutely divided between sides - A side consists of bunch of pop rock tunes with some light prog overtones, mostly in vocal department, and in some guitar melodies. Even if not the highest desire for a prog rock enthusiast, they're pleasurable to say the least: I can't say a single bad thing about these songs - they're attractive, well played, catchy, great in technique and even original in lyrics department. The only complaint I'm addressing to this bunch of the songs is the fact they're almost pale in comparison with a sidelong suite on B side, unforgettable 'Circumstances'.

Because, this is one of the best songs written in history of progressive rock. A multi-part composition, structurally it dares to travel paths GENTLE GIANT were exploring, but it never gets tedious or overbearing. The multiple vocal harmonies are the most beautiful heard in rock: they can stand arm should by shoulder with QUEEN's finest moments. Everything else is here: harpsichords, recorders, acoustic guitars processed with a Leslie rotary speaker, unexpected shifts and turns, furious guitar parts, even a bits of majestic Mellotron thrown in just to spice up things for a while. And, the most important, this is the piece of ultimate songwriting, not forced or stretched for a single second. If there ever was a song that can bring a tear on your eye just for the sake of its greatness, there's one. This is a monument to the joy of life, fulfilling and incredible.

clarke2001 | 5/5 |


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