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3 stars Jem Godfrey, Atomic Kitten, Shayne Ward, Prog??? Don't get it... add John Mitchell, Andy Edwards, John Jowitt and John Boyes - prog - oh yeah!

What a strange marriage eh? but for the one track though and this would have been a complete and absolute failure... MILLIONTOWN the track that is.

What a track!! this alone warrants 5 stars. It simply rocks. It starts very gently and then bursts into life after nearly three minutes, thereafter you are treated to a sublime theatre of musicianship and production (Jem Godrefy's forte). The middle section after 14 minutes brings in a very different mood that the production skills enhance, the stereo effects as the music continues to expand both spacially and dynamically resulting in a panoramic explosion of pure pleasure. Following this the listener is subjected to the torture of pure bliss as the tempo is cranked up as too is the volume and more to the point the skills of all players are allowed free reign! The long gap to a rather poor gentle ending section can easily be ignored (or as I have done for in car listening removed!!) Absolutely brilliant track.

What a shame the rest of the album can't live up to this one track... Unfortunately this lets the album down, though there are some nice touches, that's the problem nice touches aren't good enough after listening to the 26 minute epic that is MILLIONTOWN.

So how does one rate this album? The 26 minute epic deserves 5 stars on it's own, but this is an album review and the other tracks detract from the whole so a 3 star rating is given - however one must understand that the one track alone will ensure that this album will forge a niche all of its own - Buy it you will not be disappointed.

Here's to the next collaboration...

huge | 3/5 |


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