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IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY

It's A Beautiful Day

 

Proto-Prog

3.82 | 98 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars This band is mostly known for the influence they had on other bands............ and songs. There is no secret that Deep Purple borrowed most of Bombay Calling for their masterpiece Child In Time. It's A Beautiful Day did retaliate later on though by borrowing a large chunk of one of Deep Purple's songs for a song they released on another album. Both bands agreed not to pursue these matters any further.

Hence, I purchased this album.

This album is a San Fransisco type of psych album with all the hippie trappings. Yes, the proto prog label is very much fitting here. Jefferson Airplane is a good reference. This album has the Woodstock feeling all over it. The difference is the use of violin throughout the album. This album, with the excellent and iconic art work is superb for a day out on a field. Preferable not on the same field as an angry bull, I hasten to add in these health and safety obsessed times. The music is pretty good throughout. It is obvious that not only Deep Purple has been inspired by this album. Check out Faithless massive hit Insomnia from 1995 and compare it with this album's nine minutes long epic Time Is. I think It's A Beautiful Day has a good case if they would claim royalties from Faithless.

Overall, this album is a good album with the two above mentioned songs as the best songs. I am not that much of a hippie so it really does not capture my heart. Three stars it is then.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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