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Crossover Prog

2.29 | 34 ratings

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2 stars None of Abacus' classic Polydor/Zebra-period albums is what I'd call "bad", but this one is pretty dull. At best, it's mediocre.

The five-part suite that covers the B-side is a bit of a canard, as it's really just five discrete songs strung together and "packaged" as a single unit. I doubt most proggers would be fooled. The quirky "Paranoia Agency" is easily the high point.

Elsewhere, "Ivan Hood The White Knight" is probably the thing that most resembles prog here, rather like a (very) peripheral Jethro Tull song perhaps. And "Things We Do" does have a winsome melody and a nice 70's Kinks-ish air about it.

Really, though, of the four 70's Abacus discs, this is easily the least essential. Get it only after you already have the other three.

Progbear | 2/5 |


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