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Lands End


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.58 | 44 ratings

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4 stars This is an excellent prog double CD. It is hard to believe these guys can put such superb music together without being in the same studio together. That is a tribute to Fred Hunter. I will not go into the band's history, as it is available above.

The first CD starts with "An Accident..." which flows into the absolutely superb "Digital Signatures". My CD player got stuck on this track, as I kept repaeting it. Fred's keyboards are fantastic, which is also true with "Behind The Iron Gate". Mark Lavalee's drums are really in synch on this track. "Why Should I?" is a sofeter rock track with real neat guitar. "Hope Springs Eternal" is just a flat-out great ballad. " A New World Order" is a 24 minute epic, starting as a ballad, and getting quite a bit uptempo. CD 1 ends with "Believe In What", another soft ballad with great guitar.

CD 2 is a real nice bonus. Tracks 1, 2 and 4 continue the enjoyment (track 3 is 26 seconds), Track 5 "Acquiesce To The Martinets Precept" is a 53 minute epic-jam session, where the band gets to show off all their talent. I was really impressed with the percussion on this track. The mood swings often and It all comes to a great crescendo.

I highly recommend this CD to everyone. "Digital Signatures" alone is worth the purchase price. These guys are great musicians and deserve to be a major player in the Prog community

hcc4649 | 4/5 |


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