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Aunt Mary

 

Eclectic Prog

3.30 | 52 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This was AUNT MARY's third and final album released in 1973. A nice blend of mellow symphonic passages with that more rocking style that was more prominant on their previous release. Weird album cover I must say, but then again who calls their band AUNT MARY ? Well it was the early seventies I suppose.

"Path Of Your Dream" opens with a LED ZEPPELIN riff before it settles with vocals. Not a fan of the vocals here at times. "Mr.Kaye" has a THE BEATLES feel to it. Light and bright. "Nocturnal Voice" features strummed guitar, organ, drums, bass and vocals.This is a pretty good mid- paced and catchy tune. I like when it changes late and the guitar and drums lead the way. The intro of the opening track (LED ZEPPELIN riff) is reprised 5 minutes in. "For All Eternity" has a nice intro with some good organ. It settles with vocals before 1 1/2 minutes. I think of CARAVAN on the chorus. A hidden track comes in that features samples and silliness. It's very short.

"Stumblin' Stone" has a good dark sound to it with organ. Vocals before 4 minutes. I'm reminded of GENTLE GIANT. I like the guitar and drums after 5 minutes. "All We've Got To Do Is Dream" opens with reserved vocals and acoustic guitar. This is contrasted with the fuller sections throughout. "Candles Of Heaven" is led by organ and drums,vocals 2 minutes in. "What A Lovely Day" is my favourite. It opens with acoustic guitar ansd vocals before turning heavy 2 minutes in. Gotta love the electric guitar solo late.beautiful.

I was reminded of a lot of bands while listening to this, it's quite pleasant and well done. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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