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3.75 | 682 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is such an emotional album about a family leaving Cork's Cobh Harbour in Ireland to go to America to find a better life.

There is a real Celtic flavour to this record and this is evident right away on the first song "Irish Air" where we have female vocals. I agree with Hibou, I also think of the movie "The Titanic" when I hear this song. The "Irish Air (instrumental Reprise)" is an instrumental that brings a smile to my face eveytime I hear the first notes of Latimer's guitar. "Harbour Of Tears" is a haunting song with piano and cello. You can feel the sadness of leaving ones country and family, and you can hear the seagulls in the harbour. "Send Home The Slates" features some killer guitar melodies, this is great !

"Under The Moon" features such an uplifting guitar melody. "Watching The Bobbins" features more awesome soaring guitar that reminds me of Gilmour. "Running From Paradise" is about missing home and features some excellent flute. "End Of The Day" is like an intro for "Coming Of Age" and both feature more great guitar and violin. "The Hour Candle" features incredible soaring guitar melodies, i'm like a broken record I know but this is partly why this is such a good album, Andy simply shines on this release. The record ends as it began with the woman singing and the waves of the sea.

If you like that Celtic flavour you will probably enjoy this one. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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