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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations) - Leonardo - The Absolute Man CD (album) cover


Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)


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3.46 | 72 ratings

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5 stars This LEONARDO -THE ABSOLUTE MAN can be considered to be a culmination of TRENT GARDNER's imagination and capacities to compose somethimg really amazing!I think that any MAGALLAN album didn't had so much majesty and beauty like this album,the fruit of the brain of a very gifted musician ,surrounded my some monster artists which made of this album one of the most remarcable concept albums in the history of prog music!Maybee you think I am using too big words,I don't think so,and my arguments are the brilliant conception of the whole story,the monumental musical arrangements and the best that Gardner has dome in all his musical career!It says thet a musician only once is touching the absolute in terms of inspiration and perfect composition!Well,this was the moment for Gardner!He was so inspired in choosing all the characters ,musicians to play his compositions and the brilliant MAGNA CARTA musicians,from the vocalists of SHADOW GALLERY-the dearly missed MIKE BAKER,plus vocalists from ICE AGE,UNDER THE SUN,CAIRO,MAGELLAN among others,not to forget to mention aces like STEVE WALSH,JAMES LABRIE,LISA BOUCHARD from MASTERMIND -a great surprise,and the multitalented ROBERT BERRY!This album is a monument a masterpiece and a major must in every collectioneer of prog rock concept albums!We need many auditions to fully understand the majesty of this huge work and the planetar dimension of LEONARDO DA VINCI too,a pure genius!ITo sum up,this album is ,maybee,the most representative and valuable MAGNA CARTA release,a musical triumph for the American label,and the most mature,complete,ambitious and performant TRENT GARDNER work!Almost close to perfection!Perfect production,perfect musicianship,perfect compositions , perfect artwork and perfect unity of all what means passion for a true art called PROGRESSIVE MUSIC AT IT'S BEST!!! 5 STARS with cloosed eyed and free mind!
Ovidiu | 5/5 |


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