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GARDEN SHED

England

 

Symphonic Prog

3.91 | 214 ratings

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Rivertree
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3 stars It's not the garden shed of England!

'Garden Shed' is very symphonic and contains many influences from other bands of this genre and this time. But I wouldn't say that this is only a simple tribute to GENTLE GIANT, GENESIS, YES or others as some reviewers do. Yes - 'Midnight madness' f.e. remembers me at ALAN PARSONS PROJECT - 'Three piece suite' and 'Yellow' at GENESIS. But on the other hand all the tracks have also an important unique ENGLAND content - the vocals for example are completely different.

This is all well performed. What I'm missing are catchy melodies you can remember for a long time. Such as you can find on 'Selling England By The Pound' or other important symphonic releases in the 70's. 'Three Piece Suite' and 'Poisoned Youth' - the longest tracks - are the best songs.

Rivertree | 3/5 |

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