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THE BIG PICTURE

David Cross

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.21 | 11 ratings

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LittleMan
4 stars The Big Picture was my first encounter with post-King Crimson David Cross. Disappointed with so-called "progressive rock" of that time, I purchased this album wondering if there was any future for the style, and if members of the old guard like David Cross still had anything valuable to offer. The answer was a clear yes. The Big Picture may officially be a David Cross solo album, but actually it is the work of a group. And that is what sets it apart from its predecessor; it seems Cross realised his skills are limited and that cooperation with others would bring him further. A wise decision, and Cross clearly chose the right people. Sheila Maloney and Dan Maurer, who also played on Memos From Purgatory, are still with him here, but new is singer John Dillon. Yes, unlike the previous album, there are vocals on this one, and Dillons voice is perfect for them. The Big Picture has energy, emotion and excellent songs. There are no bad songs here, but Nurse Insane, Christine and Sundays are highlights. I hesitate to give five stars, but The Big Picture definitely deserves four at least. Highly recommended.
LittleMan | 4/5 |

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