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4 stars I've been a fan of Vangelis since I was a child, and this was one of the records I had yet to listen. After doing so, I have to admit that this is another proof of this composer's talent, and a really enjoyable set of relaxing and well performed songs

This record might be considered as a 'concept' one, revolving around an urban atmosphere. It is quite curious how you can find as something smooth and friendly an entity so complex, dangerous and dark like a city can be, listening to this record. Vangelis explores a set of nice 'city' moments, giving them a melodic and sensitive nature in a quite delicate and tender way. There are songs here that have quite emotive moments, specially the first ones, like "Dawn" or "Morning Pieces", my two favourites. There are a lot of saxo pieces here, all of them very, very nice, as always.

I would have given this record the score of a masterpiece with its five stars, but I won't do it for the simple reason that it seems to lose strength as we are approaching to the end of the record. In the end, it is a bit too slow and dense for my taste, but only a little. Anyway, I have really enjoyed this record and I invite all the prog fans out there to give it a try.

shyman | 4/5 |


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