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3.90 | 47 ratings | 3 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Fire In The Head (5:01)
2. The Sleeper Wakes (6:07)
3. The Right (9:38)
4. What Is - Is What (19:56)

Total Time: 40:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Tim Staffell / vocals, libretti
- Bob Sapsed / Fretless bass
- Maurice Bacon / drums, percussion

Releases information

(Released in USA by Passport Records in 1977 titled "Brown Out")
(Released in UK by Cherry Red Records in 1978 titled "The Sleeper Wakes")
(Remastered by Angel Air Records in 1999)

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MORGAN The Sleeper Wakes ratings distribution

(47 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Atavachron
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3 stars A band that falls into that gray area of prog rock during the early 1970s when everyone and their brother was getting into it with mixed results. That being said, 'The Sleeper Wakes' is not a half-bad record, though only about four of the cuts are above average. But those few are excellent, even brilliant at times, and certainly superior to material of similar ilk by Greenslade at their duller moments or Tempest (UK). Keyboardist Morgan Fisher leads a kind of ELP organ prog meets Frank Zappa jamming with Cartoon (American). Classical rockers 'Fire in the Head', 'The Right' and avant-symphonic pieces like 'What is - is What' make this easy-to-scoff-at album worth a few dollars if you see it.

Latest members reviews

5 stars A very unique record that holds a special place in my heart. Any classic proghead should give it a try, especially if they're a fan of crazy keyboard virtuosity (ELP comes to mind easily, though Morgan are, by no means, copycats!). I love everything about this record - the fantastic and very clever ... (read more)

Report this review (#1840625) | Posted by Harold Needle | Monday, December 11, 2017 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This album shadowed by its recognized predecessor "Nova Solis" 1972 has exceeded all my expectations. Unlike "Nova Solis" (which generally speaking is a kind of "mix bag" of pop, sympho with some jazz-rock-fusion touches) here we have one of the very beautiful, uniquely formed, crafted, keyboa ... (read more)

Report this review (#242158) | Posted by DREAMFISH | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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