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Canterbury Scene

4.27 | 637 ratings

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bob x
5 stars I just picked up a copy of this prog classic masterpiece that was reissued in 2002 on Ecelitic Records of the U.K.The newer cd version contains two unreleased tracks as bonus cuts and the entire SPACE SHANTY sessions were remastered from the original acetates.The quality of the sound is flawless! The repackaging is beautiful! This 1972 release has been next to impossible to find on vinyl (the last one I heard of was at a record show and 300 U.S. dollars was the asking price.)The cd version is under 20$ and well worth it! As for the sound of KHAN : well it is a STEVE HILLAGE project, so it does have his trademark guitar sound. But, also DAVE STEWART (later of EGG) is on keys with his distictive sound. Much like so much of the prog of that time period KHAN'S sound is Canterbury,fusion,space pop,pyschedelica.The music here fits in nicely with collections containing works by KING CRIMSON,GENTLE GIANT,JETHRO TULL,YES and CARAVAN. But the sound is unquestionabley KHAN. I wish there had been a second release by this super group! Standout cuts include two versions of the fantastic cut MIXED UP MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS! With the two additional cuts the running time of this cd release is just over 55 min. This is the very first 5 star rating I have ever given anything and I cannot recommend this recording more highly!
bob x | 5/5 |


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