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LIVE AT THE POINT

Magenta

 

Neo-Prog

3.74 | 26 ratings

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Marty McFly
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Crossover and E&O Teams
4 stars "A drink has suddenly appeared" said Christina Booth after "The Journey" song. And few others, not with music connected words after end of some tracks.

When I saw Magenta's live album, I looked to tracklist and was searching for songs from "Seven". One-two-three tracks are there, fortunately the better ones. But they could have choose more of them, it's their best album (my opinion) after all.

Magenta is good example of what is in my mind under name "nice, good, new prog". Other one is "not so nice sounding, good prog". I mean, this is not death metal, this is other side of it. And that's something I can appreciate. So, we like live albums because of they stands as some kind of "best of" (they're not gonna choose bad tracks for live gig, right?), only difference is that the songs are played with slightly different sound, no hours of trying in studio. That's biggest advantage of live version. There are some minuses (-) also, most prominent is probably that the sound can be not so clear, some hates audience clapping and so on.

OK, that's the theory. Now I wanna confront myself and decide whether or not to give 5 stars. There has to be reason why to give good rating, or explanation why to give bad one ? I would be more pleased if there would be everything from Seven, but that's not my choice, is it ? Do yourself a favour, listen to track "Envy" there is explanation why I like her vocal style. Then try "Anger" and see for yourself (hear) these rumors about guitar solos. Despite it's a short track, it can prove itself.

I'm quite surprised. On every album I've ever heard was track that I disliked, or at least skipped all the time. But there are all good ones. That's new, but nice.

I think this is masterpiece, I can't see any disadvantage. I rated other albums with one-two little mistakes with five stars also and this is even better.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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