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Symphonic Prog

3.98 | 867 ratings

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3 stars Good...... sort of

Nasty cheap art-work, a not satisfactory sound and there are far better recordings out there from that era. But this is the only official live album, bar Archives I, from the Gabriel era. Which is a shame. This is also the only official live album from the pre-Selling England era. This album has some terrific songs too. Some of the better songs ever to come out of the progressive rock scene. It is a feast.... let down by the packaging.

Songs like Watcher Of The Skies, The Return Of The Giant Hogweed, The Musical Box and The Knife is brilliant. Brilliant as songs and brilliantly delivered on this live album. They are all dynamic. Get 'Em Out By Friday is a song I do not like so there it goes. This is an album I have played on a regular basis for the last five years. I would prefer a live album from the Selling England/Lambs Lies Down era in addition to this album (in effect; I should get Archives I). But that's another discussion. The fact is that this album is a good album and I am tempted to give it four stars. But I honestly can't give a forty-five minutes long live album four stars. I think this era deserve a better live album than this one. But the songs are brilliant and please go ahead and purchase it.

3.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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