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CONCERT CLASSICS

Starcastle

Symphonic Prog


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3.09 | 10 ratings | 3 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Shine On Brightly (5:10)
2. Forces (5:51)
3. Can't Think Twice (3:43)
4. Could This Be Love (3:37)
5. Change in Time (4:31)
6. Lady of the Lake (10:42)
7. Breath and Thunder (6:02)
8. Fountains (9:50)

Total Time: 50:39

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Line-up / Musicians

- Terry Luttrell / lead vocals
- Gary Strater / bass, vocals
- Stephen Tassler / drums, percussion, vocals
- Herb Schildt / organ, synthesizers, piano
- Matthew Stewart / guitars, vocals
- Stephen Hagler / guitars, vocals

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3.09
(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
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Review by ZowieZiggy
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3 stars With this live album, "Starcastle" offers the worse and the best of their production. I would have hoped to get a bit more of the best like "Fountains" which is IMO their best song ever written as well as "Lady Of The Lake" and its "Siberian" type of closing is very well rendered. Both songs can compete with their model ones and since they are the longest of their repertoire they are very welcome here.

I also have to admit that the musicians are pretty skilled and the overall sound quality is very good on this album.

What is more annoying is the way each member of the band tries to sound as ...This is especially true for Gary Strater during "Forces". I guess that at this point of their career, it is useless to mention the vocals, right ?

Weak moments like "Can't Think Twice" (I really don't like that one) and "Could This Be Love" sould have been avoided. They bring the level of this live album to the down side. What to say about "Breath & Thunder" ! This non-album track (only featured on their compil "Chronos") is a rather dull track. After some sorts of improvisation, it even features "Firebird" in the middle section. Out of purpose, really.

Some good songs like "Shine In Brightly" and "Change In Time" will complete this live set which I would rate with three stars.

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
3 stars Breath and thunder

This live album was recorded just after the release of the band's third studio album Citadel in the late 1970's, but it was released only much later under various alternative titles.

The album contains eight songs all in all, including the very best songs from each of their first three albums: Change In Time from Citadel, Fountains from Fountains Of Light, and the excellent Lady Of The Lake from the self-titled debut. Unfortunately, they also included the two worst songs from Citadel: Can't Think Twice and Could This Be Love. A tip would be to skip these two tracks on a first listen so that you get to the much stronger second half of the album where the better songs are concentrated. Here you will also find Breath And Thunder which is a number that was not included on any of the band's regular studio albums, and is interesting at least for that reason.

A pretty decent live album that in some ways is better than most of the band's studio discs.

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3 stars This record well represents what Starcastle was. Tecnically superb, given of good taste in music, but with lack of original ideas, infact they were often compared to Yes (at a certain point the keyboard player plays the "Firebird" theme used often by Yes at the start of the show!). Of course the ... (read more)

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