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John Holden



3.73 | 66 ratings

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3 stars Basically, a disappointment after 'Capture light'. I think that it shows that such an album relies on the tonality of the singers, and this is where it falls down, with too many 'muddy' tones pervading the middle of the album.

As an extreme example, didn't Chris Squire choose Jon Anderson because the tone of his voice was outside that of the band itself? A classic solo album, 'A curious feeling' had rich higher tone vocals fron Kim Beacon, and it's noticeable that when the vocals of (I presume) Peter Jones come in in the last track 'Ancestors and satellites' it's a noticeable relief.

Infact, 'Ancestors and satellites' is the reason to buy this album, as it's basically on another level to everything else, and is truly a great piece of music. It sets standards, that unfortunately the rest of the songs struggle to match.

sussexbowler | 3/5 |


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