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4 stars I'm not a great fan of neo prog, but can't resist the beauty of QUIDAM's music. I think this band explores best elements of both old and new prog.

This CD contains QUIDAM performance on Baja Prog festival (Arena, Halloween and After Crying were also among invited bands). I wonder how good this Polish band sounds live: crystal clear sounds of guitars and keyboards, delicate flute passages and, last but not least, wonderful voice of Emila Derkowska. Her voice on stage is as good as on studio recordings.

The band chose very good set of songs for this concert. There are epics like "Plone/Niespelnienie" and "Sanktuarium" from their first album. "Angels of mine" from "Angels' Dreams" shows band's ability to create catchy songs. My personal favorite is "Jest Take Samotny Dom". It is the song by Polish rock-veterans BUDKA SUFLERA (by the way, not strictly prog but great band). I heard original version, but QUIDAM re-discovered this beautiful song for me. Nice version of CAMEL's "Rhayader/Rhayader Goes to Town" is another good surprise. "Child In Time" differs from the original, we hear the flute instead of famous organ intro, the whole song sounds like QUIDAM's own track - and sounds great - excellent finale for the album.

I found the information on the band's site that this show was also filmed. It would be nice if DVD version will see the light of day.

NotAProghead | 4/5 |


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