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Cry Freedom


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.12 | 17 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. CRY FREEDOM were a five piece Jazz Rock band out of Germany and this is their debut from 1976. They released three studio albums featuring this cartoonish animal on the album covers. Here's another album for me that doesn't quite hit that 4 star plateau but I also hate giving this 3 stars because of how good it is. Sax is dominant and he plays a variety of them. I would say the synths are next as far as being a soloing instrument over the bass and drums. Guitar is great when we get it, I just feel they leaned on the sax too much here. An energetic record with some gifted musicians especially the drummer. Besides synths the keyboardist adds piano and organ. I think the opener is worth mentioning as being a typical CRY FREEDOM track with the energy and excellent instrumental work. I forgot to mention that we do get vocals from the guitarist on the two longest pieces being the opener at almost 10 minutes and the title track at 10 1/2 minutes. He sings in English and has a good voice. If your into Jazz Rock I would recommend this one to check out.
Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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