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4.30 | 2432 ratings

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3 stars On this here progarchives I first heard "Rhayader" from this album and immediately was hooked. After "Mirage", I soon got this album and was very excited.

What a dissapointment. Most of the songs are short, often contain repeating themes ("Sanctuary" and "Fritha") and aren't interesting at all. The songs are very short, not only to prog measures but to a certain extent also when compared with pop measures.

A few songs on the album are worth the trouble, namely "Rhayader", "The Snow Goose" and "Flight Of The Snow Goose", but even these are short and quite repetitive.The other songs aren't really bad, but they're nothing special either. I've listened to the album several times to convince myself, but remain disappointed. This is bad instrumental stuff and if you're looking for good instrumental songs, go for the Mahavishnu Orchestra or better yet, Focus which contains better lyricless vocals than this.

I don't get what the hype about this album is with only three decent songs (as they aren't that great). The only really proggy part of this album is that is a concept album, and so I'll give it a three stars though it's not really justified and should deserve lower.

Rosescar | 3/5 |


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