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Prog Folk

3.75 | 78 ratings

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4 stars I'm surprised there's only 4 reviews of this album when you have a very young Rick Wakeman playing keyboards live, and play keyboards he does. If you are a fan of his work, this is a must-have album and for two reasons: "Temperament Of Mind" where he plays some very tasty piano, and "Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth?" where Mr. Wakeman blows up the place. I'm talking about a 7+ organ solo that will make your jaw drop. It's freakin' awesome! It's him and his Hammond organ going to town, boys and girls. Now, if you're not familiar with The Strawbs, during this period they were in their deep folky sound, acoustic guitars, thick bass and pretty songs. But what takes the songs over the top is Wakeman's keyboards coloring some excellent folk songs, (the song, "Song Of A Sad Little Girl" has an opening piano solo that will bring a tear to your eye). I'm a fan of their folk songs with Dave Cousins voice and songwriting some of my favorites in rock. He's up there writing-wise with Ian Anderson, if you ask me. So, if you're a fan of folk music live with a master keyboard player, this album is for you. A high quality 4 star affair!
NJprogfan | 4/5 |


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