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Symphonic Prog

3.27 | 993 ratings

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3 stars For their second outing, the band are still grasping for a symphonic sound that continues to elude them. String orchestrations add a bit of a depth, but it's still Tony Kaye's spitting and snarling Hammond organ and Peter Banks' chromium-plated guitar cascades that form the musical apex of the band's sound, coupled with Anderson's unmistakable singing voice.

There's still some antiquated psychedelic-pop tunes here ("Clear Days") and the band are still displaying their Beatles and West Coast rock influences on their sleeve (as evidenced by the Richie Havens and Buffalo Springfield covers). But the grasping for a grander sound is beginning to pay off, as evidenced on "The Prophet", "Astral Traveller" and the jazzy version of "Everydays". For all its Californian influences, the end result is distinctly English.

Progbear | 3/5 |


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