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Salem Hill



3.78 | 84 ratings

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3 stars This is the most recent CD from this US prog band. Musically it is in the vein of a lighter version of Spocks Beard combined with bits of Glass Hammer and Kansas. There are only four tracks over the 60 minutes, with "Stolen by Ghosts" being the longest (and best). Each song features typical US prog vocal sections, interspersed with some brilliant instrumental work with jazzy overtones, particularly due to the vibraphone and violin work.

There are some well-known guest artists from the world of US prog - Neal Morse, Fred Schendel from Glass Hammer and David Ragsdale from Kansas, who plays some excellent violin solos.

All in all a solid effort from this band. My only criticism would be that the vocal sections are a bit "light and fluffy" and could do with a bit more bite. Recommended to all fans of the Beard and Glass Hammer. Still don't know who Mimi is though.

chopper | 3/5 |


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