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Crossover Prog

3.20 | 344 ratings

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3 stars Well, this album is a problem to me. I really like it but I know that is almost pure pop rock. The prog feel is almost completely disappeared here. From Even in the quietests moments the prog sound of Supertramp was always downhill, until they returned with Brother where you bound.

The Hodgson tracks: Crazy is a good pop song with some strenght. It`s raining again is extremely pop. Very catchy but too much commercial, and tired me with the time. Know who you are is the typical Hodgson annoying ballad, too much humdrum. Ces't le bon is a good ballad based on acoustic guitars, but not more than this. Don't leave me now is the best Hodgson track of the album. Not prog but with some prog feel.

The Davies tracks: Put on your old brown shoes is a jazzy pop track. I like it much. Bonnie is a ballad far better than the Hodgson ones. My kind of lady is a track in the way of Goodbye stranger but more commercial. A good track that never tires me. The sax solo at the end is outstanding. Waiting so long: if there is some prog elements in the album, they are in this song. An agressive number with some instrumentation.

As an average is a good album but not essential.

genbanks | 3/5 |


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