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3.92 | 20 ratings | 1 reviews | 26% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. A Million Stars
2. She Said, She Said
3. Spaceships
4. A New Day
5. Lonely Soldier
6. Flying In The Reel
7. Illusions

Line-up / Musicians

- Tony Smith / guitar
- Rick Worsnop / keyboards
- Paul Chapman / guitar
- Ken Driscoll / vocals
- Pete Hurley / bass
- Dixie Lee / drums

Releases information

LP Epic EPC 81545 (1976)

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LONE STAR Lone Star ratings distribution

(20 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(26%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(32%)
Good, but non-essential (37%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by chopper
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4 stars This first album from Welsh art-rockers Lone Star is not as well-known as it should be. It features the twin guitars of Tony Smith and Paul Chapman (later of UFO), one of the best rhythm sections in rock of Hurley and Lee, great synth playing from Worsnop and the excellent vocals of Kenny Driscoll.

The album kicks off with a version of The Beatles' "She said she said" (the tracks are listed here in the wrong order), which is extended in true Yes "America" style (with even an extra verse added!). It features some brilliant harmony vocals on the chorus, as you might expect with Roy Thomas Baker at the helm. The 2 middle instrumental sections show the instrumental prowess of this band to good effect, particulary between the bass and drums.

The second song "Lonely Soldier" is an effective anti-war song, which leads straight into the rocking "Flying in the reel", which again highlights the backing vocals.The song fades out with both guitars blazing away.

The original album side two has 3 songs (Spaceships, A million stars and A new day) which are all excellent prog/rock songs featuring good use of the dual guitars, with Worsnop's synth throwing in some fine solos.

The album ends on a downbeat note with "Illusions", which is just Driscoll's plaintive voice over an echoed guitar. It ends with the sound of the sea fading away.

An excellent start from this band who never really hit the heights they should have.

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