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3.23 | 52 ratings

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4 stars This is quite a good album for those who like genuine seventies music; it istrongly keyboards oriented.

Synths sounds do take you back to some Banks moments and are completed with sweet and mellowish vocals. Most of my colleagues do refer to ELP which in a way is not alien to the music featured on this one and only album from this confidential US band.

Still, I don't consider this as a clone album ("Triumvirat" was much more on this side IMHHO). As a whole I would depict this release as a pleasant work which should be good enough to raise the interest from the readers of this site (although very few reviews are available for this one and only album).

Bombastic, poignant, and melodic are the combinations available during this "Sursum Corda". It is very much above average of the usual US production. It is maybe not too much original, but well performed all the way through (I quite like the vocals here).

Four stars is my rating (seven out of ten would be ideal though). It is a fine and fully symphonic album by all means. The first "movement" is my fave one of the two. It is more vibrant and melodic. "Genesis" and ELP fans should be pleased with such a work.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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