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Happy The Man


Eclectic Prog

3.63 | 7 ratings

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4 stars We live in quite the age where I can be listening to this release literally 15 seconds after learning of its existence.

I think it's safe to say that hardcore HTM fans moved past the 'it doesn't have Kit Watkins' thoughts a decade or two ago and now in light of Frank Wyatt's early passing I was wondering in the 15 seconds between seeing this entry and finding it on YouTube what form it might take.

For those who have been following the various HTM related threads, this release (well, song) is somewhat in the Pedal Giant Animals vein and brings songs from the second half of that fine release to mind. A nice catchy, dynamic tune and Stan's voice keeps getting better with age. Hopefully this signals a return to form for the band and we will see more releases from these maestros.

It actually took a minute to click that Michael Beck is on percussion meaning that this is three of the groups original lineup plus Ron Riddle who has been deeply tied with the group for decades making the four main players for this release properly tenured Happy Men. Truly a sound for sore ears.

Xenodimensional | 4/5 |


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