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Geoffrey Downes

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3 stars So.. the $64M is .. is this prog? Hmmm

Under the big tent theory.. I'd say sure.. its crossover.. but its at the far pop end.

Why do I write this? Well mostly because I REALLY LIKE this release. Its so very very pleasant, smooth vocals, great keys, lots of very nostalgic (Buggles/Asia/YES drama era) noises. Lush and VERY accessible..

Starting with the first "track" which is a lovely suite, you are drawn into DBA's catchy drum lines and melodically sung melodies. Overall the album has just enough time changes, chord progressions and delightful keyboards to qualify for a prog archive. Is this essential prog listening? Nope. Is it worthy of multiple listens and ownership? Absolutely!!

I look forward to hearing DBA's two other offerings to see what direction they went.

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Posted Sunday, January 28, 2018 | Review Permalink

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