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3.51 | 96 ratings

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4 stars This is a cd which got better with every listen. There's nothing new under the sun but the work here is impeccable. Book 1: Infinite Voyage is the epic on the cd. From Holdsworth's soaring solos, Devereaux's Jobson-like violin work and Okumotos beautiful moog work, this piece is a gem. A special nod for the engineering work here. The fade-ins and fade-outs are subtle and the recording is crystal clear. What can be said about Guerin's vocals? Yes he sounds like Gabriel circa 1970 and his delivery is full of nuances. The other pieces are up to par but not as good as Book 1. The overall sound is comparable to UK meets Genesis. K2 is considered a neo-prog ensemble but I would seriously consider them as having symphonic affinities. Hopefully Ken Jacquess will hire a replacement for the late Sean Guerin and they'll produce new material. Book of the Dead is a worthy addition to any prog collection.
alias10mr | 4/5 |


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