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Under The Big Tree


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.00 | 5 ratings

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3 stars This is the solo album from Nick Peck, an ex member of Episode. Something that may not tell you anything. But this is a free downloads album so go to the homepage and download it yourself.

Nick Peck has worked on this album for ages. It is not unreasonable to assume that this concept album is his biography and what he leaves behind when his time is up. This album most certainly feels like it because no stones has been left unturned to make this a special album.

That also means it is a very diverse album. From neo-prog and AOR passages to symph prog to raga-prog (Indian music, no less), space rock and progressive metal to avant-garde and jazz. You find all of it here. It is kind of one of these compilation CDs you get free when you buy the Classic Rock Presents Prog magazine these days. But everything here has been written and recorded by Nick Peck.

All songs here are really good. The diversity of the material.... Well, the album is too diverse for my liking and it is easy to drop out of it altogether. Label this album as a challenge and give it plenty of time. The other problem I also have is that not all material here is great. Some material is great though and some are not. It is a good freebie though and worth the megabytes. I regard this as a good, challenging album.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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