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4.16 | 356 ratings

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5 stars Like I said in my review on "Bursting at Seams", I consider "Grave New World" of STRAWBS, a underestimated pearl of Prog Folk . In my conception it is one of the most emblematic works in the career of this British band. The album already begins with fantastic "Benedictus", a ballad , where once again stands out the "minstre voice" l of Dave Cousins and the soft Blue Weaver's keyboards mainly the Hammond Organ (during most of Track) and Mellotron (in his final passage). The disk possesses great moments practically acoustic among other the track 4 "Heavy Disguise" with a lonely guitar, that it receives the support of a brass secction. But it is in moments in that the acoustic and the eletric are fuse that are the best moments of the disk as in the case of the track 5 "New World" with their initial chords of electric guitar and 12 strings guitar accompanied by the mellotron (that simulates a coral in this initial section of the music) and once again the great vocal interpretation of Cousins. The track 7 "The Flower and The Young Man " on of they stand out the Jonh Ford's bass guitar and the Blue Weaver's keyboards . The track 8 "Tomorrow" is without a doubt the most progressive moment of the disk with a lot of variations, where the whole band has the opportunity to show his great musical capacity, "parading" weight and lyricism with class and style!!! For these countless reasons my rate is 5 stars!!!
maryes | 5/5 |


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