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2.58 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Box (5:36)
2. The Shadow Of The Wind (3:32)
3. The Train To Nowhere (8:02)
4. The Story Begins (4:53)
5. Project Mayhem (4:34)
6. The Chase (4:29)
7. The Keeper (1:42)
8. Miss You (2:52)
9. Under The Bridge, Near The River (7:17)
10. You're Not Alone (8:18)
11. The Box (Reprise) (2:45)
12. Kick The Habit (4:22)
13. The Sound Of August (7:13)
14. The Better Year (7:03)

Total Time 72:49

Line-up / Musicians

- Tom Janssen / bass, keyboards, synthesizer, programming, guitars, vocoder, vocals
- Floor Kraaijvanger / vocals
- Elles Jansen / vocals
- Erik van Oijen / vocals
- Vicent Bodt / drums
- Ewout Derecksen / saxophone

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BITTERTOWN Scenes From the Box ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(58%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Hell, it's not just under-rated, it's more like unknown (so it can't be under-rated, but I suppose this would be, if it was little bit more known). And that would be shame (assuming this would be famous). This is masterpiece guys, you're looking right on it, before you, wrapped in "The Box". One of these albums from group [1)new 2)great 3)Holland ]. I really don't know how they're doing it, I simply enjoy it. Netherlands is becoming one of the greatest prog nations (or already is). Even song with so simple theme melody as Train To Nowhere has been made into interesting prog stuff. No everyone can do that.

EDIT: even I enjoy this a lot, I feel it's on verge of these two ratings, there are shallow parts. Melodic, nice, but not so smart. It's a good record and I'll try to defend it (so previous paragraph of my review is still true), but not everything we like is masterpiece, isn't it ?

EDIT2: OK, this is unprecedented situation. Now I feel about this like having a problem listening it. Sometimes, I edit rating/add some words to review like in this case, but not to move by 2 whole stars. But now, I don't feel so good about this. Strange.

And maybe this "weird" feeling means something for you, readers and future (or even past) listeners

EDIT (2012) - Comparing to other Crossover albums degrades this album even further, suddenly being quite hollow

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