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4 stars Moontan is largely considered to be the peak of the EARRINGS career and probably the most progressive album they recorded.

This can be attributed in the first place to three phenomenal extended heavy-prog songs: big hit Radar Love with its irresistable hook, wonderful multi-part composition Are You Receiving Me with its epic structure and some really nice jazzy sax soli and the symphonic sounding Vanilla Queen. I am especially attached to the second one, whose main theme with chorus contains a memorable riff that was used as a soundtrack on a TV sport show (Sportski pregled) in former Yugoslavia in my youth. Candy's Going Bad starts as an excellent arena-rock arouser while in the second part it melts into an instrumental prog ambience. Vince Taylor is an average rock tune which proved later to be one of their strongest live acts.

The only really negligable track is Suzy Lunacy, without which I might consider giving the all 5 stars rating. This review relates to the original Dutch release with above mentioned 6 tracks.

Everything considered, Moontan is a very good album that I can recommend to all prog lovers and especially to those who like hard rocking of the classic rock period. Not a full masterpiece but its best moments still sound today as fresh as before.


P.A. RATING: 4/5

Seyo | 4/5 |


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