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Cherry Five


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.91 | 185 ratings

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3 stars The Cherry Five is an Italian prog album of a band with a strong Yes fascination and English vocals.

The biggest asset of the band is its musicians, who create energetic pieces with an amazing interplay between rhythm section, virtuoso guitar licks and keyboards. More then once they evoke the 71-72 Yes period, a good thing as far as I'm concerned, especially if it's done with so much bravura. The album's weakness comes from the vocalist, not so much due to his voice but because of his unremarkable and rather cliché vocal lines. I blame it on the choice for English lyrics. It's never easy singing in a foreign tongue of which you don't entirely master the rhythmical and harmonic qualities. Had he sung in Italian I'm quite sure this album would have been a lot better. For comparison, one only needs to look at the sub-par English-sung albums that PFL, Le Orme and Banco released.

A good album for fans of the Yes Album and Fragile, but the too obvious comparison doesn't entirely flatter Cherry Five. Recommended tracks: Country Graveyard and Oliver.

Bonnek | 3/5 |


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