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3.68 | 154 ratings

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5 stars Along with my other reviews of obscure, under-rated gems, i could not leave out Quatermass.

I never even knew of this group until 1987, when i bought their self-titled debut. Even though i was not much acquainted with progressive music at the time i discovered it, i knew that this had to be one of the very best. There is an astonishing depth and emotion in this music, and it is complex enough that it takes awhile to understand and appreciate it.

Keyboardist Peter Robinson does an incredible job, and is obviously a natural at organ and piano,meshing both classical music and at times a jazz feel with a rock intensity that pretty well floors most of the competition, and leaves the listener shaking his head and wondering, how wrongly overlooked. John Gustafson's bass playing and singing are the wedding of great technique and real, sincere emotion, there not being many quite like him. You have a great drummer in Mick Underwood, and whether things have vocals, or extend themselves in long instrumental passages, Quatermass leave you breathless, and wanting to hear more.

This album is not an okay record that was overlooked, but a GREAT album that was astonishingly overlooked. I have turned to it many times since i first heard it, and i will continue to do so, when i want to hear a keyboard based power trio do great progressive rock-it will always achieve what it always has for me, for this i am sure. The two additional tracks on the remastered CD-a couple of singles tracks, also bear long term listening, as well. Awesome! Five stars.

presdoug | 5/5 |


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