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Hatfield And The North


Canterbury Scene

4.26 | 739 ratings

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5 stars This is one of the greatest album of the whole progressive, particulary of Canterbury, and one of my favourites. It is a very exellent album: a masterpiece. It is delicious in his complexity in all your parts...

...And it could not be otherwise: when you have in your group musicians like Richard Sinclair, Phil Miller, Dave Stewart, and Pip Pyle ( but don't forget the fantastic voices of the northettes: Amanda Parsons, Barbara Gaskin, and Ann Rosenthal) the result is sure! They are mythical figures of Canterbury, and everybody look for to rise, inside the album, from the fabolous equilibrium made up by a harmoniuos whole of their instruments.

The sound reflects influences of previous groups ( like Caravan, Soft Machine, Delivery, Egg, Matching Mole, Khan) and genres like above all psychedelia, strongly marked in "Shaving is boring", and fusion. Also very important is the influence of Robert Wyatt ( his presence in a production is the first one later the accident) through his voice, listen to "calyx", and his genious. So the outcome merits praise: all the five stars.

Gigi | 5/5 |


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