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TRICKS OF TIME

Grand Stand

 

Symphonic Prog

4.14 | 46 ratings

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Trafficdogg
4 stars After downloading the " Jurassic Spark" track from this site I began searching feverishly for the album and had to have it shipped all the way from Sweden. The one track had some very nice moments...enough to make me find out what else these guys could do. I found the vocals wanting but not to the point where they are a detriment to the music. There are some nice things happening here. The rest of the CD is no different. There are two very well executed instrumental tracks out of the 5 total songs. One disturbing point is the unusual sound effects heard before the opening track which includes members of the band singing jibberish and laughing. The highlight ofthe LP is the mimi suite " Make Way For The Old Man" which is just over 16 minutes. In terms of style GRAND STAND will remind listeners of GENESIS and CAMEL both. The former, most nearly during the AND THEN THERE WERE 3 period. They don't seem to waste anything. There are no wandering passages or uneccesary aimless solos. Every note has a purpose, every chord a reason. Strong musicianship and great composition make this one of the best CD's I've heard in a while. Lots to get excited about.
Trafficdogg | 4/5 |

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