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CRESSIDA

Cressida

 

Symphonic Prog

3.52 | 139 ratings

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1967/ 1976
4 stars I do not have the idea that in the world there is a band more romantic and poetic of these Cressida, a band with a short career but with a Vertigo label's evergreen "To Play Your Little Game". Cressida is classified as Symphonic Prog band. If correct this is a Folk Rock band but if you read Cressida as Folk band is correct that Cressida is classified as Symphonic Prog. This fact is important because you read in correct manner the music of Cressida.

The sound is light but with tons of organ: some moments light, some moments heavy. But generally sweet because the music is romantic: a sort of post Folk in Beat/ psychedelic field. Is not difficult to see a cottage garden in the England countryside but at the same time the smoky chimneys of the steelworks during the Industrial Revolution. Not common in Prog, Cressida have a role vocalist, Angus Cullen, a good vocalist, pefect to sing this type of music. Organist Peter Jenning is great in Cressida but the rest of the band is not great as technique: so the Cressida music is this. The songs are not long: maximum 5 mins. As for this fact the music present tons of symphinicisms in Folk field or tons of Folk moments in Symphonic Prog, depend which side you want to watch Cressida's music. I am not mad. If you remove the organ the music is simply Folk!

So, for me, Cressida is a great band, a sort of band that have a perfect role in Prog world and that deserved better luck. Genesis not have Folk moments in their music, Cressida have Folk moments in their music!

1967/ 1976 | 4/5 |

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