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2.93 | 24 ratings

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4 stars I agree 100% with PROGNATURE BEAST and I'd rather trust my ears too. I simply don't understand the low ratings for this album. Apart from the energetic hard rock with tinges of prog, psychedely and folk, we have even an interesting fusion track (6. Cristales Sonadores"). The CD version I have in my hands is a remaster from RRP - Retro Remaster Plus (including 8 bonus tracks from their 2 EPs of 1969-1970), totalling 14 tracks and 60 min and 21 s of very good music. In the bonus material an additional member is listed: Bob Hopkins, an American marine (!) that helps in vocals, harmonica and percussion (tracks 11 to 14). As these guys lived sometime in the USA in late 1960s and early 1970s, they attended and absorbed the musical spirit of the time. No surprise among bonus tracks there are competent covers from Cream, Steppenwolf and Jimi Hendrix. The playing is excellent: I like the most the guitar and bass; by the way, the correct names of respective players are Jose Eguino and Javier Saldias. Even for a remaster the production is rough, but I like it! Several instances here at PA I saw members underevaluating pieces of art because the bad sound/production, waiting from records from 1960s or 1970s (and in this case in Bolivia) a cristal clear production! Nonsense, what matters is the music and the context of the time. No way this is a less than 4 stars rating!
Asiostygius | 4/5 |


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