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GHOSTS

Strawbs

 

Prog Folk

3.96 | 126 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 really

Ghost from 1975 follows the attitude and atmosphere as on previous album keeping the symphonic/folk arrangemnst on entire album. Regarded as the last true great album of Strawbs, and is consisten most of the time mostly because it has same personnel as on Hero and heroine. Opening with great little epic Ghost where the voice and overall string arrangemenst are top notch, very good and in a perfect Strawbs tradiotion. Another well known and recived piece from that period is Lemon pie and up tempo positive and full of joy tune for sure. The rest of the album goes between acustical folk moment with more rockier passages. Life auction is nother good tone that woth mentioned with dark haunting atmosphere like on Ghosts. In the end another worthy and full of pleasent moments, but I don't think this album tops Hero and heroine definetly their most acomplished work from their catalogue and aswell one of the better known album from mid '70's. 3 stars rounded up because of the title track and Lemon pie the rest are ok but nothing really impressive.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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