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LIVE IN NOTTINGHAM

Sky

 

Eclectic Prog

3.03 | 5 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars This band is almost forgotten now. But their first album was a multi-million seller and the two follow ups was also big commercial successes. In other words, Sky's mix of rock and classical music hit jackpot, big time. Even I bought their albums, but later sold them on again.

This album was one of the gigs BBC did with some golden oldies art rock bands. Caravan and the Hatfield & The North is the other relevant bands. See their own albums in this series. But back to Sky and this album again......

Sky is playing easy listening music with a lot of influences from classical music, film music and jazz. The musicians in Sky has both this background and their daytime jobs in this segment of the music world. Honourable, creative jobs, I hasten to add.

The sound quality of this recording is really good with a lot of participations from the audience which I guess had a great time with Sky. If I am not wrong, there is also a DVD out from this gig so hasten over to Amazon if this is your cup of tea.

And the music here is really good. Easy listening music, but still good. The musicians cannot be faulted at all too. The music is based on various forms of guitars, tangents, drums and bass. There is a lot of long solos on this album and that even includes a drum solo. The main body of the music is based on good band work with good harmonies and interplay. The music reminds me a lot about Jarre at times.

But I am not denying that this album is good for 2-3 listening sessions before the music becomes predictable and tedious. But this is still a good album which will please their fans and others which may encounter both Sky and this album.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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