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Ezra - Songs From Pennsylvania CD (album) cover





3.30 | 33 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I thought I had this connection with these guys from Pennsylvania and their singing about Winter being over and that Spring has finally arrived when I noticed they're from Wales ?! So much for that. In the liner notes they thank "Alex, Geddy and Neil for the stag night". Not quite sure what that means (haha). This album was engineered in part by Rob Reed (MAGENTA). The music itself has this feel-good vibe to it, very enjoyable and uplifting at times. Not complex or challenging in the least mind you, just music to put on to change your mood I suppose.

"A Little Bit More" opens with organ before a full sound kicks in. Vocals a minute in. It settles after 3 minutes then kicks back in after 5 minutes. It's an okay tune, not the best start. "Everyday" is an improvement. Guitar to start before a full sound with vocals takes over. Some vocal melodies here too after 3 minutes followed by a guitar solo, then themes are repeated. They slow it down on the next track

"Summer Again". This is the one with the lyrics I can relate to about spring being here after a long cold, dark Winter. Good tune. "Underground" is a catchy song. The guitar really lights it up before 4 minutes. Nice. "Changes" has a dreamy FLOYD-like vibe to it as reserved vocals join in. It does kick in as contrasts continue. "Lazy" is an okay song that's led by piano, bass, drums and guitar. Vocals after a minute. "Alive" features some violin and a children's choir later on.

A good album that Neo-Prog fans will enjoy, I know I did.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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