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STILLUSION

Peter Sinfield

 

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3.26 | 20 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars What an impressive list of guest musicians including John Wetton, Greg Lake and Mel Collins! I presume that in those days Pete didn't want room for Mr. Fripp.. Anyway, this CD entitled "Stillusion" (great play of words) features the typical Pete Sinfields elements like poetical lyrics and often a cynical undertone. The climates on the 11 compositions are varied. Most are dreamy with a wonderful harmonny of acoustic guitar, flute, strings and the warm, a bit high-pitched voice from Pete. Especially the track "Still" (featuring Greg Lake) is very moving, due to the duo-vocals from Pete and Greg. It's blues and jazz time in "The night people" (slow rhythm and a finale with powerful brass), country in "Will it be you" (the steel guitar and vocals evoke Neil Young) and rock and roll in "Wholefood boogie " (strong heavy guitar from a certain Snuffy). My highlight is the longest composition entitled "Envelopes of yesterday": a strong build-up (beautiful steel-guitar) and a great grand finale delivering fine guitarwork and cynical vocals from Pete. After more than 30 years this album still sounds fresh and inspired.
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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