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3.96 | 47 ratings

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3 stars I didn't know 'Entangled' was a single too. Since both tracks are from the first Gabriel-free album A Trick of the Tail (B-side here is the title track), I'll throw a word or two about them; I don't know if there are differences with album versions. 'Entangled' is actually a very surprising choice for a single as it is a slow and atmospheric song. I have always liked the album's - and seemingly this single's - old-fashioned brown cover art with finely drawn figures relating to tracks. The nurse holding a bill and a lantern (on the back cover, not seen here) is obviously for this one. The song is close to being dull and sleepy, but it has a peculiar dreamy mood (fitting the lyrics) and a great instrumental tail.

'A Trick of the Tail' is also of calmer and simply structured part of the album. What makes it a unique track is its nice arrangement featuring a soft staccato piano (which was nearly replicated on a track by Estonian prog artist Indrek Patte in his album Celebration, 2011). The minus side is the heavy repetition of the chorus, but in the end some decoratively thin synths add to the nostalgic and melancholic mood. The lyrics are story-like, typical for Tony Banks at that time. Does the one who leaves the City of Gold and is put in a cage, have horns and tails then (I'm referring to "they've got no horns and they've got no tail" and the figure on the album cover)? Anyway, a nice little song.

Matti | 3/5 |


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