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COLOURS CAFFÉ (10TH ANNIVERSARY REMIXED EDITION)

Yesterdays

 

Symphonic Prog

4.02 | 6 ratings

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StDavis
4 stars First things first: a remix should always be better than the original. In this case the difference is night and day! I've started to follow Yesterdays after their 3rd album Senki madara (that sounds amazing!) so I had high expectations about this release. After A-B-ing the 2010 version with the 2020 remix it's clear, this remix had to be made. Sounds so much better.

I won't go into details about the obvious Jethro Tull, Yes or Genesis influences, because this band is also very original. While their first and 3rd albums are more vintage sounding, this one is more powerful, more catchy in a very positive way and the sound needed to be on this level of a more modern approach. If pop music comes to mind, for me it's like some very well written SONGS, like Hogarth era Marillion or Stardust era of The Flower Kings, where melodies have priority and yes, you can listen to some prog in your car. Colours Caffé for me it is like that. The first half of the album is very intense, every song is like from a different world. The second half has more soundscapes, moody passages, mellotron everywhere, flutes, effected trumpet, acoustic guitars, fretless bass and rich melodies.

I am not always a fan of remixes, but after this version I am more curious about their new materials in the future. Colours Caffé is a nice addition for fans of more melodic prog, a colorful collection of well written songs and also, a beautiful tribute to their keyboard player Zsolt Enyedi (who has sadly passed away this year).

StDavis | 4/5 |

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