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Studio Album, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. A Day Away (5:16)
2. In Your Possession (5:17)
3. A Place Inside (4:34)
4. Hollow Inside (4:15)
5. The Search (5:34)
6. A Well Lit Place (1:48)
7. Risking It All (5:09)
8. One World Away (5:33)
9. Mourning Of Spring (5:17)
10. The End Of Forever (4:38)
11. Family Portrait (5:18)
12. The Closest I've Come (4:30)
13. Porn Jazz (mystery Track) (1:18)

Total Time: 58:27

Line-up / Musicians

- Tom Bean / guitars, backing vocals
- Rick Black / keyboards, backing vocals, bass
- Ray Bowles / lead and backing vocals, percussion
- Brian Coombes / bass, lead and backing vocals, bass pedals, piano
- Chuck Dyac / lead and backing vocals
- Jim Durmel / drums and percussion
- Reg Dickinson, Keith Larochelle, Marc Larochelle on a.o. alto sax, trumpet and flugelhorn

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TRISTAN PARK A Place Inside ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
Good, but non-essential (56%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)

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Review by apps79
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3 stars Tristan Park were definitely on the rise in mid-90's, with the band recruiting singer Ray Bowless in the summer of 94', while they also signed a good contract with Cyclops Records.Their next album ''A place inside'' was recorded both in Carlisle, Massachusetts and London and finally released in August 95'.

This was actually the first full-length release of the band, clocking just under an hour long, compared to the short ''At the End of the Day'', and Tristan Park offered what they knew to do best: mixing the adventurous sound of Progressive Rock with the melody and emotion of AOR, to come up with an album of deep lyrical moments, intricate melodies and uptempo songs.This style relies heavily on inspirational melodies and catchy arrangements and, for once more, the band did it very well producing memorable material which contains some trully interesting musicianship on the background.Dramatic vocal passages, superb emotional solos, fast piano paces and a very rich yet dreamy sound overall are always there, comparable to bands like NEPENTHE, CATHERDRAL and ENCHANT.A couple of surupy tracks along with some cheap-sounding synthesizers are the flaws, which hold off ''A place inside'' from being a first-class Neo/Art/Progressive Rock release, but the interesting material is sure to reward the listener.

A great introduction for all prog-amateurs, a highly recommended addition for fans of easy- going Progressive Rock and a nice and pleasant listening for all the rest...3.5 stars.

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4 stars Ok, This guy is obviously a pissed off ex-member of the band or something. While I tend to like the heavier stuff These guys are pretty good. I'm not sure what's going on with the two singers trading off, but judging by the past albums and then the following offerings it looks like they wer ... (read more)

Report this review (#43032) | Posted by | Tuesday, August 16, 2005 | Review Permanlink

1 stars Tristan American progband.....with light prog? songs! Mind you the music are only as strong as its musicians!! and the songs...thinner than the morningpaper! While listening to the songs....i feel like..well...sleeping.... mind you some of the songs are OK...but the delivery...ahhh...b ... (read more)

Report this review (#7411) | Posted by Tonny Larz | Wednesday, March 17, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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