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3.74 | 48 ratings | 2 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Fantasy Satisfier (4:38)
2. Two Time Love (3:29)
3. Kyle (3:47)
4. Woman and Gold (3:41)
5. Higher Circles (5:22)
6. Hell or High Water (5:10)
7. I'm Alive (4:15)
8. The Mirror (5:23)
9. The Hoofer (3:54)

Total Time 39:39

Line-up / Musicians

- Mick Jones / electric & acoustic guitars, percussion, backing vocals
- Gary Wright / piano, organ, clavinet, Moog, lead & backing vocals
- Mike Patto / organ, electric piano, clavinet, percussion, drums, lead & backing vocals
- Val Burke / bass, lead & backing vocals
- Bryson Graham / drums & percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Ruby Mazur

LP Goodear Records ‎- EARL 2001 (1974, UK)
LP Island Records - 470 901-0 (2015, Europe)

CD Line Records ‎- LICD 9.00090 O (1988, Germany) New cover
CD Universal Island - 570 547-6 (2016, UK)

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SPOOKY TOOTH The Mirror ratings distribution

(48 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Guillermo
3 stars After their LP "Ceremony" was released, Gary Wright left the band. Mike Harrison, Mike Kellie and Luther Grosvenor recorded one more album called "The Last Puff" with some assistance from some musicians of Joe Cockerīs band in 1970, and also toured briefly that year before they split.

In 1973, Harrison and Wright re-formed the band with guitarist Mick Jones (later the founder of Foreigner in 1976). After some changes in personnel and two albums, in 1974 the band recorded this album called "The Mirror" , now with Mike Patto, Bryson Graham and Val Burke in the line-up, and with Gary Wright as the only original member. As I read in one website dedicated to the band, it seems that Patto and Wright had some conflicts in the musical direction of the band, so after this album was released, Wright left the band and took the name of the band with him. So, the band was dissolved until in 1999 the band was reformed by Mike Harrison, Mike Kellie, Luther Grossvenor and Greg Ridley (but without Wright) and they recorded an album called "Cross Purposes" (which I have not listened to yet).

This "The Mirror" album is mostly influenced in sound by Gary Wright and it also has the predominant use of synthesisers. It also has a very good recording and mixing.It also has in sound more influences by the mid- seventies Hard Rock style, but it also has some progressive influences.

The best songs in this album are "Kyle" (a very good ballad), "Fantasy Satisfier" and "The Mirror". "The Hoofer", a song by Patto, is a bit different in style to the other songs.

The original LP cover was very good in design, having a die-cut cover on which an inner sleeve drawing could be seen. To see scans of the original LP cover visit www.collectable-

This album was re-issued several times with different covers and even under a different title ("Comic Violence" ).

Latest members reviews

5 stars This is an essential piece of music for any true proggers collection. This is a meaty album with no fillers really. Fantasy Satisfier is a fantastic start to the album, nice progressions on many of their songs, and generally great not generally, but everything is just so good! ... (read more)

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