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3.14 | 257 ratings

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3 stars Not as strong as Vigil.., although there're some strong tracks like the fantastic album opener "Shadowplay" which sounds like a mini-rock opera. "Credo" and "tongues" are also excellent tracks which are quite heavy when compared to Marillion or Vigil. But there's also weak tracks like "something in the air" (coverversion of the well known sixties track)or "favorite stranger". The album sounds less progressive as his predecessor, Fish is moving to a rock and rough sound instead of progressive. His keyboard wizzard Mickey Simmonds who did an excellent job on Vigil wasn't the main composer anymore and maybe this is the reason why the album sounds the way it does. Other band members didn't seem to succeed in keeping the level high. Although songs like "lucky", "dear friend" or just good friend" are nice songs, they are too much easy-listening for my cup of tea. Overall it isn't a bad album but it could have been better. Maybe that's the reason the album selled poorly. If you buy the album, try the 1997 remastered version as it contains two extra tracks, the excellent symphonic "poets moon" and the rocking "Carnival man".
Fishy | 3/5 |


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