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3.96 | 31 ratings

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4 stars Forth album and aswell their final one, before some of the members left the band to reform famous '70 french prog band Mona Lisa. Blaise et Benjamin both the album and the opening track is another worthy one for sure and my second best after Don Giovani. Released in 1998 issued at same Musea records, this album is no less fantastic then predecesors. The title track is a killer one, nearly 16 min of pure magic with little jazzy hints on intro, I guess one of the best pieces Versailles ever compose, excelent. Thetrical arrangements, both on vocal department and on music, like a small opera, with omni present keybords , good guitars and very strong druming. Lots of breaks, the musicians going with an amazing ease from mellow parts to a more up tempo, each time with intelligent manuvres and captivating parts. A real solid band that goes rather to unoticed in prog circles, they need a far more wider recognition even they are disbanded for more then 10 years now. Very intelligent band that I think at least in the '90 has no competition from other french prog bands. 4 stars again easely, all 3 albums are recommended , maybe their first one is only ok, but after that they realy break ice and created something unique.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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