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3.25 | 16 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Full Circle (19:28)
2. Domes (14:22)
3. Grand Canyon (8:31)
4. The Dream (7:58)
5. The Ghost Of Human Kindness (17:18)

Total Time 67:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Stephan Christiaans / vocals
- Peter De Frankrijker / guitars
- Ernest Wernars / keyboards
- Jos Wernars / bass, guitar, vocals
- Paul Van Velzen / drums, percussion

Releases information

CD Self-released (2004, Netherlands)

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US The Ghost Of Human Kindness ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (44%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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Review by apps79
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3 stars With ''Eamon's day'' US finally seem to draw some attention.The album sold well and the they even performed live for just the second time on the Dutch festival Progfarm in 2003.However the band prefered to enter again their own ''B'SUS'' studios in February 2004 than tour on road, recording the material Jos Wernars wrote for an upcoming third release.The new album ''The Ghost of Human Kindness'' was privately presses the same year.

Here US follow the same receipt with ''Eamon's day'': Three long epics ranging from 14 to 20 minutes and two a bit shorter cuts at around 8 minutes, definitely enough time to fully develop your ideas.Apart from the album's structure, the sound has not changed dramatically either.The compositions follow their familiar Neo/Symphonic Rock matrix with some strong GENESIS and YES influences throughout, where more complex and grandiose electric parts meet often with soft acoustic passages along with Stephan Cristiaans' warm voice.The Wernars' duo-combination on keyboards and guitars remains the highly driving force of the quintet.The long HACKETT-ish impressive soloing along with the symphonic grandieur through Ernest's flashy keyboards and pianos are US' trademarks and please add the great and dynamic bass work of Jos in the vein of YES' CHRIS SQUIRE.The arrangements are very tight and well-crafted with a good alternation between softness, melody and a fair amount of complexity.The final eponymous track is propably the stand out piece of the album with some majestic melodies to be heard.

Another strong release by US, far from trully original as always, but close to the preferences of any devoted Symphonic Rock fan.Strongly recommended with a special appeal to fans of GENESIS, YES or even IQ...3.5 stars.

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4 stars This is the third album from Us and the third album I am listening to from them. I am approaching this band chronologically. This is also their most openly melodic to this date. They still sounds like a crossbreed between Al Stewart and Marillion. I guess this is their sound and it is a good ... (read more)

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