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Symphonic Prog

4.12 | 198 ratings

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5 stars Well, I can only say it's one of the greatest masterpieces of whole prog rock (that I've already heard). The album is dominated by breathtaking Moraz keabord playing on such tracks as "Papillon", "Ritt Mickley", "Credo" (great "spanish" piano introduction) or "Someday" (just BEAUTIFUL moog solo in the middle of the song, sounding like pedal steel or sth like that). There are also incredibly fine vocals from Lee Jackson (Because he sings a bit like a beaver or sth like this;), he's one of my favourite prog vocalists, and he's going to save this status for a long time, even if the whole world said that his singing reminded them of vomiting), pretty NICE rythm-section playing, and some really pleasing ads, like electric cello in "Grand Canyon". The two longest and the most complex tracks: "Canyon" and "Credo" (which are both MAGNIFICENT) sometimes remind me of Nice, but, as there are not much hammond playing, not very often. I would say that on their only LP Refugee have created their own style, which is a proof of their success. Moraz plays totally different than Emerson - more melodies, sometimes oscillating between scales in a very jazzy way, using more moogs and funky electric piano, which sometimes sound a little similar to Corea's playing in RTF. Why the hell they threw him out of YES? I don't have an idea... He's twice better than Wakeman!
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