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3.72 | 22 ratings | 2 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Sale: Introduction (2:38)
2. Prelude (1:23)
3. American Refugee (3:00)
4. American Refugee Movement 2 (2:42)
5. The Voice of Revolution (2:28)
6. The Voice of Revolution Movement 2 (3:27)
7. A Letter Home (4:00)
8. Immigration (4:28)
9. Immigration Movement 2 (3:23)
10. A Prayer for the Children (5:53)
11. The Voice of Corporation (4:06)
12. L'Acte de Patriote (8:54)
13. The Kingdom Grows (5:01)
14. The Face of God (4:46)
15. The Sale (6:45)

Total Time 62:54

Line-up / Musicians

- John Palumbo / vocals, acoustic, electric & snake guitars, arrangements
- Bobby Hird / lead & acoustic guitars, mandolin
- Rick Witkowski / guitar
- Glenn Workman / keyboards, Fx
- Joe Macre / bass, synth bass, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, producing & mixing
- John Tracey / drums

- Doug Bryan / backing vocals

Releases information

Artwork: Brenda Adolphson

CD Aluminum Cat Recordings ‎- AC9 9712 (2007, US)

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CRACK THE SKY The Sale ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (23%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars This is a nice return to form for Crack The Sky, possibly because of the return of original bassist, Joe Macre. You can hear hints of the original band (now with 3 original members back, and drummer Joey D'Amico is said to be returning for at least one live show), and at times they sound like they are trying too hard to get that sound.

There are many songs using the bass/drums syncopation that drew me to the original lineup. There are songs that recall Flashlight, Lighten Up McGraw, and even the eastern sound of Animal Skins. There are songs that could have been on From The Greenhouse, and a few that have the modern CTS sound from Cut.

My only complaint is that the mix, particularly the vocals, is a bit mushy from the use of effects. And since the disc doesn't provide lyrics, you sometimes can't understand what Palumbo is singing.

The lyrics are politically left wing. Personally, I like that. But I suspect that in 10 years or so they'll sound dated.

I'm looking forward to seeing them live.

Latest members reviews

4 stars The new CD release from Crack The Sky harkens back to their beginnings.Any fans of the first three (Crack The Sky S/T,Animal Notes, and Safety in Numbers) will enjoy this.Similar lyrically to the early releases, John Palumbo sharpens his razor wit and acerbic humor on all the issues of the day.O ... (read more)

Report this review (#164320) | Posted by steadysteve | Thursday, March 20, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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