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Symphonic Prog

3.98 | 867 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
4 stars I never did understand why the members of the group did not want to get this out. Charisma label did not thankfully listen to them and put this out as a single but they could have easily made it a double with the material available. I mean , the sound is not perfect (but which early Genesis album has a it? Even the studio ones are not perfect) for a live album - but get a load of Crimson's Earthbound. To think that we would've had to wait until the archives box-set to get some live Gabriel era stuff , just that idea makes me shiver.....

However even if remastered , the different versions of this albums coming from different countries present slight differences . I see half the prog planet raising an eyebrow and ask themselves what this loony has come up with this time. This might be nit-picking but if you are analysing the applause and other crowd noises in between the numbers , you will see that there has been some tampering over the years compared with the original vinyl. The applause in between Friday and Hogweed have disappeared on some version and been replaced with applause from Musical Box. Even my friend's Italian vinyl presents a different version compared to my Canadian pressing.

As for the choice or tracks on this sole album , the discussins are useless but I wish they had not put Watchers (I have grown sick of that number) but then again, they opened with it. Had they put in Salmacis or Supper's, this would've given another star.

Hey Tony, if you want to make a few bucks more , you might want to release this one with Can-Utility and Salmacis (or any other one) , please feel free to do so . Seeing the Musical Box do this live - replica show of this tour was amazing except that if they force the guitarist to play sitting down, then the bald-headed Kbist and drummer should wear wigs.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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