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5 stars There are several albums that I consider as a truly masterpieces of progressive rock and music in general. All of them are flawless, challenging, and you will discover something new every time you put it in your CD player. However, there are as many tastes as individuals themselves and every masterpiece is not for everyone. There is no point to convince someone that some symphonic progressive album is a masterpiece, if that person prefers, let's say, fusion, or progressive metal or something else. You have to be careful every time and to check even the albums of highest rank.

However, KHAN's "Space Shanty" is maybe the only album that I could easily recommend to literally anyone. It's got the artistic value, the history value, the methodology value. It is undoubtedly a masterpiece and I can't imagine anyone disliking this one, with all the respect for the differences.

The most difficult thing is to explain why it is so good. Well, I'm not sure how to explain, but there is no absolutely one single second of filler time on the record, all the songs are perfectly floating into into another (although this is not a concept album), and all the tracks are well-balanced instrument-wise, representing the perfect, homogenic blend of styles at the same time. Musicians are the top class, providing us enjoyable moments all the time without any unnecessary virtuoso extravaganza. Hillage's solos are unique and gorgeous, and again so unmistakeably his very own. Stewart gave us here the fines Hammond sound in rock history, with palette with chosen timbres which are fitting perfectly into the story. Incredible.

clarke2001 | 5/5 |


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