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Beautiful Scarlet
5 stars Initially I was not over the moon about this album due to the man in charge, Steve Hillage being known for his work in Gong, a band I dislike so I came at this album with a negative attitude. Fortunately, the music shone through and album has quickly become a favourite. From the tasteful guitar work replete with chords and little clean runs that are traded with Dave Stewart's keyboard parts for a really nice combo. The bass riffing fills out the rhythm/low end and clean cymbal work brings everything together.

I find every song enjoyable in its own way start to finish, from the instrumentals to the vocals. I love the fantastical album cover, song names and the lyrics are sublime. An excellent album I didn't want to enjoy but simply couldn't although, I don't find it to be a particularly exemplary display of the Canterbury Scene. It has a more mainstream Progressive Rock (You can tell it's rock which I don't think is the case with bands like Pichio Dal Piozzio or Matching Mole) mixed in with Canterbury elements so I'd give it a 3/5 for Canterbury Sound Score.

Beautiful Scarlet | 5/5 |


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