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Exhibit A



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3 stars EXHIBIT A are a UK based band, practically under way since 1984 ... this includes some dormant years though. Their predecessor album is from 1994 ... but eventually this five-member group hailing from Essex got together again in 2007, with new ideas and inspiration. It was the starting shot for 'Make Mine A Lobster'. A good call let me sum up! This album is produced with care, consists of skillful arrangements, melodic rock songs which are worth it to explore with intense.

Even literally meant, From First To Last is exemplary for their abilities to develop catchy music. The lyrics invite to sing along - I could not escape from that after a while. Shifting time signatures and Neil Foss' symphonic styled keyboards prove the prog essence. Singer Dave Foss has a voice which is not really overflowing with variety but charming and charismatic anyhow, well embedded. That's how it goes ... they offer eight other songs in the same vein more or less, stylistically best placed under the neo prog flag, however also provided with some mainstream sentiment here and there.

To point out some other tracks - Rush Of Blood bears special trickiness, I feel some reference to Geddy Lee and his mates, Steve Watts convinces with his lively bass. And it's the haunting main refrain again which strikes here. The opener Touch The Stars shows some bombast, flexible keyboards and lush soaring guitar work when it comes to the solo part. So finally my conclusion is: this album offers much progressive spirit, technically on a high level. Roundabout 50 minutes of nice entertaining music, preferably recommended to fans of Final Conflict, Pallas, Believe, The Dreaming Tree and similar - 3.5 stars by now.

Rivertree | 3/5 |


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