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TO THE WORLD OF THE FUTURE

Earth and Fire

 

Symphonic Prog

3.62 | 53 ratings

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Robin
5 stars One of the strongest and most symphonic albums in the genre. Earth & Fire was a good band. I think too many people didn't realised that. On the title track, female singer Jerney Kaagman (with her amazing voice) sings about people living in such great numbers, that they need to be moved over the streets with use of traffic-lights, representing the groups and colours of the numbers of people. Probably the band could look into the future that time.. ;-)? The track is very long, but so powerful and exciting!

How Time Flies is a very sad song, probably about getting older and changes.. Bit of an acoustic song, as this band could write more of those wonderful melodies..

3rd track, The Last Seagull, is probably one of the best tracks the band ever wrote. It's instrumental and includes some jazzy-influences. As always, the synthesizer, rhodes and guitar-work are majestic. The guitarist of this band (Chris Koerts) always has been very overlooked. He's very, very good. I think the title of the track speaks for itself.

Only Time Will Tell was a single at the time, and is a typical Earth & Fire song. A very melodic waltz.

Voice From Yonder is a favorite of mine. You can hear some voices of "dead people" here, which is very intriguing. The main part of the track is very dramatic.

Another single at the time was Love Of Life. This one really swings. The groove is strong, the melody is beautiful and Kaagman really lets her voice shine.

The closer is the superb Circus. 100% symphonic, and an amazing Hammond-organ solo in the middle part, accompanied by haunting mellotron-chords.

To The World Of The Future is not only the best album Earth & Fire ever made, it's also one of the best records of the symphonic genre. Unfortunately, the album never had any commercial success, so many people don't know it. It isn't available on a stand-alone CD either. You can only obtain it in the CD-box 3- originals, where 2 other very good albums of E&F are included too: Atlantis and Gate To Infinity, what turned out to be the last in 'old-style' E&F.

This is a very, very high recommedation. Go discover this excellent piece of music!

Robin | 5/5 |

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