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RAINDANCE

Gryphon

 

Prog Folk

3.25 | 125 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
4 stars As far as I am concerned this is my favorite album , although most progheads will choose RQTG3 . Heldenleben alone is reason enough for acquiring this album .

Part of Gryphon's music is veering towards Yes and is more and more electric as lps go by, and the rest staying more traditional Gryphon style. More and more the rock music is taking place as albums go on and it is yet another step up from Red Queen . The main difference here is that some numbers are downright rock and electric and some are still perfectly traditional . As I said above , the real highlight is the 15 min Heldenbengen very close to Yes in spirit but still so Gryphon-ish.

This album could've gotten another half star but the main reason why it does not is thatthe tracks choice is definitely more uneven than RQTG3 and there two weak moments IMHO. Still definitely woth the investigation and then the investment.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |

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