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The Watch



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4 stars When I visited a concert of the Genesis cover-band 'The Musical Box', someone was spreading demo cd's of this band, containig a track from their 1st record 'Ghost' and 1 from this album. The cover-text said something like 'this could be somehow a lost genesis-album from the mid-seventies'. In a way, that's correct. The sound of the band is very close to the sound Genesis had in that time. Although none of the songs are as quality-rich and colourful as the Genesis-tracks from the 70's. I think that's a good thing, because it would become too much of a copy. This Italian band also has her own ideas. I'm not too impressed about the melodies they are using, but I truly like every song on the album. My favorite is 'Shining Bald Heads.' The chorus of the song sounds very much like the chorus of 'Zanzibar' by Billy Joel. 'Deeper Still', a shorter song, has the best melody in my opinion. On some prog-sites I read this band isn't as strong live as they are on record, but I don't mind. This is a good prog-album, and if you like 70's sympho, this should be no problem to listen to. However.. I hope the next album of this promising band will be more variated in melodies and rythms. This is not the most essential album, but surely it's a very good addition to a prog-music collection. Let's say I will give it 3,75 stars.
ProgRob | 4/5 |


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