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Capability Brown


Crossover Prog

3.90 | 51 ratings

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The Runaway
5 stars A brilliant album, very well Voiced, very poorly heard *angry

Voice is a terrific album, one of the better albums of the 70's featuring excellent covers of songs by Affinity and Steely Dan, yet including the masterpiece Circumstances. The album starts with an excellently performed cover of I Am and So Are You by Affinity, blending the bands' harmonies into the Affinity song, and performing it much better overall. Nothing against Affinity here, actually, you Affinity fans should really consider buying this album.

The song then moves on to an original song, acoustic, called Sad Am I. This song is the weak part of the album, mostly recommended to the fans of the folk-trilogy days of Jethro Tull.

Then comes a brilliant cover of Midnight Cruiser by Steely Dan. Very rocky with excellent guitar lines in the chorus. I can't say this is better than Steely Dan's version, but I can say it's "different", in the best way different can be.

This next song, and also the final song of the first side is Keep Death off the Road (Drive on the Pavement). Keep Death off the Road is a bluesy song, with heavily distorted, and very fuzzy guitars.

Then comes the masterpiece of this album, Circumstances. Circumstances is a 20 minute song, with a different style for every one of it's parts, In Love, Past, Present, and Future Meet. The song starts sort of quiet, with a weird buzuki-sounding riff, adding istruments until fading into the guitar solo of Dave Nevin (I think), based on the same buzuki riff as before. The song then transforms into an a capella, featuring all 6 members of the band singing in harmony, making it sound like a choir. The song then continues into this folky acoustic part, pretty low-volumed, but still extremely cool. This part comes back after a few other parts, which aren't as good as the previous parts.

Voice will be very enjoyable by fans of Queen, using many harmonies in their songs, especially Circumstances. Jethro Tull fans, as there are a lot of Prog Folk influences throughout the album, and last but not least, the genre of this album, Crossover Prog fans.

5/5, amazing album!

The Runaway | 5/5 |


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