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4.06 | 49 ratings

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4 stars Great underground spanish album. In 1978, it seems like a UK (Wetton, Brufford, Jobson, Holdsworth) spanish album. Especially, Violin sections in first song 'Profecia' reminds me Eddie Jobson work on UK an early Roxy Music. We can hear energic vocals and heart-rending by Jose Carlos Molina in the whole disc, but these are more suitable in the cut 'Preparan'. Also noted, strong guitar work in the song 'El Juglar'. But not all are UK influences. Leading Vocals paper by Molina includes espectacular flute work, as if he were Ian Anderson (Jehtro Tull). The duel of the violin and flute in 'El Juglar' is spectacular. However, Bass and Drums are very heavy, maybe proto-metal.

In conclusion, 'Cuentos de Ayer y de Hoy' is a little-known album in spain, but with great progressive rock moments.

(+) Instrumental work, Flute + Violin (-) Heart-rending vocals aren't my favourite way to explain progressive rock concepts. This thing makes me to rate 4 Stars, not as Masterpiece Triana - 'Abre La Puerta' for example.

Popovych | 4/5 |


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