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Symphonic Prog

3.72 | 76 ratings

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3 stars This is what Patrick Moraz did before he formed/joined the rest of The Nice in Refugee and then jumped from this sinking ship to Yes and later The Moody Blues.

His hammond organ play comes clean through here and it is obvious that he was a great talent. He was far too big for Mainhorse. It is like David Beckham playing in the US Soccer League. Mainhorse's music is a blend of The Nice (which Moraz later joined under the name Refugee, remember) and Deep Purple, Mark I. The dynamics in Mainhorse's music is very much Deep Purple. The hammond organ and the vocals is The Nice.

The music has a lot of guitars (think Mr. Blackmore) in addition to Patrick Moraz's excellent use of a hammond organ. The album has the feel of Proto-Prog/Symphonic Prog from the late 1960s and early 1970s. A positive in my book. The songs are not that good though. But despite of the ghastly artwork (which has banished this album from my living room for good) this is a good album. Regard it as a must-have if you are more than average interested in The Nice/Refugee. This album deserve the recognition it was denied when it was released.

3.25 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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