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HERO AND HEROINE

Strawbs

 

Prog Folk

4.14 | 214 ratings

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Fido73
5 stars For me, the best of the "Strawbs" album. You can't go wrong with this one. Sure, it may be a bit more accesible music wise but, all songs are good.

The album start with the epic, "Autumn" a must for mellotron lovers around the world :) The song start with a slow and dark synthesizer melody and a basic drum pattern and electric guitar in a lots of reverb. Then, the mellotron start in a glorious string sound, wow, i really like this parts :) Simple but good bass line and electric guitar pattern. The second parts of the song "Deep Summer's Sleep", starts with classical guitar with electric guitare doing a beautiful melody. The melloron in this part, is simply majestic. The last part "The Winter Long", start on piano, bass and guitar to be fallowed by the vocal. I really like the vocal melody, very beautiful. The song ends with majestic mellotron choir sound.

The second track is "Sad Young Man", a ballad. Usualy i am not a big fan of ballad, but in this case, i really like it.

The third one may be the more commercial song on the album, very up tempo.

"Shine On Silver Sun" is not my favorite, but good mellotron in it.

"Hero & Heroine" + "Midnight Sun" are the highlights of the album. "Hero & Heroine" witch is a real roker, contain the best mellotron parts of the album, simply to majestic. The song is mix with the beatiful "Midnight Sun" that is mostly acoustic guitar, parcussion and the mellotron flute.

"Out In The Cold" may be the song i apreciate the least on the album, a bit too folk for my taste.

"Round And Round" is very progressive, lots of synthesizer, i really like this one, a must.

"Lay A Little Light On Me" very catchy, another good song.

The almost instrumental "Hero's Theme", there is cool vocal effects, ends the album in a magnificiant way.

5 Stars, Essential: a masterpiece of progressive music.

Fido73 | 5/5 |

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