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5 stars Can an imitation of a musical style be "perfect" ? What's the meaning of "perfection" in imitation ?

Difficult to answer. If perfection in imitation is based on the ability to give illusion, then "Beyond boudnaries" is clearly a winner. Voice, guitars, keyboard, saxophone plays and composition are bufflng. One could clearly be misleaded in bieliving owning a true Pink Floyd album. An album which would take elements from Echoes (in Rebirth notably), Animals, and, most of all The Wall - but not solely. The most stunning composition is probably "Sea Of Dreams" which manages to mix the Gilmour aera (Division Bells) with the late Roger Waters solos (Amused to Death) manners. This song is an interesting glimpse of the Pink Floyd that could have been if ... "Awakening" finishes the way Eclipse finishes somehow.

The two weak domains of imitation are the drums for one part, not quite exactly ŕ la Mason, and the general lack of chorus.

Can an obvious imitation be attributed 5 stars ? I would say yes, if only for the pleasure to listen to another Pink Floyd album. Even the illusion of it.

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Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009 | Review Permalink
2 stars Seriously ??

I respect all opinions here, but I can't figure out how someone can give four or five stars to this album. I was even unable to reach the end of it. I'm not against tribute bands, nor against imitations : for example, I like some Citizen Cain imitations of Genesis, I like some of IQ's ones, I like when Giraffe reinterprets The Lamb, and I was very happy to see, recently, a Pink Floyd tribute band trying to reproduce the Pulse tour.

But in this album with original material, we just have some reminiscence of the late Pink Floyd sound (the one of Momentary Lapse...), with a terrible singer who tries to imitate the typical Gilmour voice of the late Floyd albums... all the melodies are just refurbishing of original ones, where they add some typical Floyd gimmicks...

This is, at best, what the Watch does with Genesis, but with a very poor technical level IMHO. No pleasure at all for me, sorry.

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Posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 | Review Permalink

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