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FANTASY BRIDGE

Mark Green

 

Crossover Prog

3.01 | 7 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars A labor of love.

This is what this album very probably is. It is also the debut album from Mark Green after decades as working in bands.

Mark Green is a keyboard player and he has vast experience from the music industry. That shows here on an album that is suffering from the "debut album from a solo artist" syndrome. This syndrome means that a solo artist is trying to cram everything into his too few minutes an album can offer. Mark Green has a lot he wants to say to us. Both in lyrics and in particular in tones and melodies. Which is both fair and very understandable. After all; he is an artist. Artists does communicate. That's what they do. In the case of Fantasy Bridge, we get a wide variety of music styles. From Keith Emerson like playing with classical music to an AOR song Asia could had done (Don't Give up on Love) to some more pastoral Irish folk music like songs. Inbetween, we get some standard rock too and some concept symphonic prog interludes. Phew !! Quite a bit mouthful, this is.

Mark's voice is OK, but nothing more. His keyboard playing very good. The pop/rock sound is clear and concise with some guitar solos included too.

The quality of the material is good, but this album suffers from this syndrome as mentioned above in a full paragraph. But Mark Green is more than welcome to expand on Fantasy Bridge with further albums.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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