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4.16 | 1830 ratings

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4 stars What a second album! How a band can go from a popfest overly orchestarted pile of bile to this is flat out amazing! With Peter's vocals out in front, its wonderful to hear him sing, even when at times it's reminicient of the first, (listen to the track 'Dusk'). What you get tho is the beginning of a kind of prog that for all good intentions is almost as legendary as ITCOTCK. Why? Mainly Tony Banks monsterous keyboards. Three tracks bear this out: 'White Mountain' with its galloping beat, 'Stagnations' keyboard runs that show up in later albums and 'The Knife' with its power. Not that I'm knocking all the other players, but Mayhews drums are understated, Phillips guitar rarely explodes ala Hackett-like and Rutherfords bass is practically buried. I would love to give this album a 5-star rating, but even with the re-mastered version, the sound quality leaves much to be desired. But you just can't get past the fact that the band has talent and are trying new things. And to think that many, many a band were influenced by these guys, (eh, mi Italiano brothers?) a template has been set forth for all the world to copy, and rarely can match. Althoughs it's their first prog recording, it's a necessity. Go get it now! 4 1/2 stars!
NJprogfan | 4/5 |


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