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3.30 | 53 ratings

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3 stars The second album from England............ or better make that some studio-outtakes from the recording of the first album.

A bit harshly written, but still the truth. Their debut album (with it's iconic cover artwork) is rightly regarded as a classic album within the pastorial end of the symphonic prog scene. It is an absolute gem for those into the Trespass era Genesis.

The music is somewhere a mix between Yes, in particular Genesis and Fruupp. Pastoral symphonic prog in other words. And this album is very good, being an album of studio outtakes. The first song 1. Creepin Instrumental have a very Fruupp/Genesis like epic bridge and a very good melody line. The second song A One-Legged Day Tale is both long and contains elements from all these three bands. Those two songs are the best songs on this album. The rest of the album contains songs which seems too fragmented and second-rate in my view. Sausage Pie is almost AOR and the weakest song here.

So what we end up with is a fragmented album with two great songs and some other rather good songs as a bonus. It is still a good album. But I like the debut album better than this one. England is a band well worth checking out.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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