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JOHN WETTON & GEOFFREY DOWNES: ICON

John Wetton

 

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2.99 | 37 ratings

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Marty McFly
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3 stars This is wonderful album. It's very kind rock music with prog elements. And as long as this artist is listed as prog-related, I'm gonna rate it like that.

I'll start unusually from the end. "In the End" is song which pleased me the most. Beginning with just piano, calm synths and some strings, then Wetton's little bit raspy voice starts (he's prog rock veteran after all, behold fellow rockers). But this long awaited surprise is Annie Haslam. She as a sharp contrast to his vocals is right choice. Song is nice and has some interesting variations.

OK, let's get back to business. First track is opened with strong rock sound. In fact this song is all pure rock, I don't see much prog sounds here, if any. Maybe they are here and I'm just hearing bad, or don't know what to look for.

I almost forgot, I don't wanna do track to track review. So just last few points. "God Walks With Us" has tasty melody which I haven't heard for a long time (in other songs), some organs join party here.

It's a good album. And I'm aware it's not so good from prog rock side (3-4), but from rock it is much better (4-5), so I'm giving it 4 stars as a good average. It's really good one and not just pure prog is worth of listening, Queen has their qualities also, right ?

It's a beautiful album.

Marty McFly | 3/5 |

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