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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars The more I play this record the more impressed I get. I didn't realize what a brilliant musician Mr.Jobson was (is). I keep hearing things I didn't notice before with his playing. Of course there is a bit of a pop element here, but having said that this is also a progressive feast, lots to chew on for the progheads.

The first song "Danger Money" starts with drums and synths, it becomes quite spacey and then John comes in singing the chorus before 2 minutes. Pretty cool. This is a catchy tune with some excellent proggy sections. "Rendezvous" has some beautiful piano melodies to open, synths, drums and sad vocals follow. I like the melancholic atmosphere to this one. Cool song. "The Only Thing She Needs" is all about Bozzio having fun and being very busy. From 4 1/2 minutes to the end this trio puts on a really good show instrumentally.

"Caesar's Palace Blues" is where Jobson takes his turn to shine. First on the keyboards and then after 1 1/2 minutes on the violin. The drumming and violin play late are fantastic ! "Nothing To Lose" is the kind of song that keeps playing in your head whether you want it to or not, quite catchy and poppy. Violin before 2 1/2 minutes and organ ends it. The final song "Carrying No Cross" is quite mellow and low keyed for about 4 1/2 minutes, then boom ! For the next 61/2 minutes we have Wakeman-like keyboards and some great, great interplay. It's a real high just to listen to these guys play ! What a song !

I love to focus on the amazing playing of these three guys and I do prefer this a lot more to their debut, even if Holdsworth isn't on this one. This band as a trio just sound way better to my ears and I feel moved quite often. Great record !

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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