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COMEDY OF ERRORS

Comedy Of Errors

 

Neo-Prog

3.40 | 37 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
2 stars Tunes of glory?

This self-titled 1988 release from Comedy Of Errors is actually not a proper debut album but instead a compilation of demos recorded during the band's early days in the mid 80's. Initially formed in 1984, Comedy Of Errors were struggling to make a name for themselves without much success over the course of a few years in the 80's. After having recorded a couple of shorter demos they quickly faded into oblivion. This present CD compiling some of the band's early recordings was released in 1988 without being sanctioned by the band. Though, many I guess consider this to be the band's debut album.

The music found here is rather typical British Neo-Prog in the style of Pallas and other usual suspects with a bit of a Pop edge. The melodies are generally strong, and the sound quality is not bad even if far from optimal (which is not surprising given that it is demos we're talking about here). This is thus an enjoyable listen. Maybe if the band had been given a proper chance back then, these songs could have been better recorded and developed further into something a bit more potent, but this compilation is not bad as such as it stands.

Interestingly, the band very unexpectedly got back together again in recent years to record a new full length album called Disobey released in 2011 (which the band themselves now consider to be their debut album). While this new album is the best place to discover Comedy Of Errors, this much older release is quite ok. Only one of the songs from this older album reappeared on the recent one - namely, The Student Prince, part 1 (three further parts are featured on Disobey).

Recommended for those with a special interest in the Neo-progressive sub-genre and its history

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |

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