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3.88 | 172 ratings

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5 stars This is no doubt what we call "perfect" prog rock album of the second generation after 1974. If I have to choose only one CD to own for the rest of my life, I will choose this "More Than Meets The Eye" of Jadis out of my 600 CD collections of prog rock, not "Dark side...", not "Close to ...", not "Court of the ....", not "H to He ...", and not "Foxtrot".

Jadis's "More Than Meets The Eye" has everything you want from prog rock music. For example: -complicated structure in "Sleepwalk", -massive speedy stream of guitar and keyboards in "Hiding In The Corner", -melodic and sunny-weather-like guitar of the early part and rock orchestra ending in "G.13", -impressive speed change from slow to emotional presto in "Wonderful World", -classical flute and beautiful chorus in "More Than Meets The Eye", -unchallengiably beautiful guitar and keyboards melody that even The Enid cannot compete in "The Beginning And The End", -the biggest and the most perfect finale instrument tune you can ever have "Holding Your Breath"

I say "perfect" because the album has international sense of beauty, I mean the balance between major code and minor code is excellent. Therefore, I believe that this music can be loved in any country of any culture.

Only problem with Jadis is that they have achieved this excellence already at their first album and they raised the bar by themselves too high to get over. But we know, masterpiece is such a guilty one for the original creator.

Katsuhisa | 5/5 |


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