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THE WHIRLWIND

Transatlantic

 

Symphonic Prog

4.05 | 740 ratings

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ingmin68
4 stars THE PROS AND CONS OF TRANSATLANTICKING...

PROS: You have a group of talented musicians, all of them already the masterminds - or sort - of their respective groups, all of them shining high in the prog paradise.

CONS: if you already own their groups (or solo) records, you can easily recognize their way.

PROS: If you are set to start listening to Transatlantic, this is a good access point, since you will find an almost full palette of their capabilities...

CONS: ...but if you want to get the best Transatlantic, be ready to step up to "SMTPe" and "Bridge Across Forever" for a wider symphonic prog rock ministrations...

PROS: The Whirlwind is anyway an excellent record, with great music and singing (as other wrote - Neal's singing - not precisely his voice - for me is unparalleled, how it enflates songs with his passionate singing), some novelty on it (fusion/jazz bits), interspersed in the long (77' + 56' !!!) high-level production...

CONS:...and, if you owns Spock's Beard, Flower Kings, Neal Morse discography (as I do), you can find so many similarities with the music they already played...

Highlights: The disc 1 stands well in level, with some higher peaks (Ouverture, The wind...,Out of the night, Rose Colored glass, Is it really happening), Dic 2 best moments are "Spinning"(nice straight playing and melody) and "Lenny Johnson"(very funny)

All in all, an excellent addiction...ooops, addition to any music collection. For the masterpieces, please refer to previous records! 4 stars!

ingmin68 | 4/5 |

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