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3.34 | 10 ratings | 1 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Dark Spirit (7:21)
2. Entry In A Diary (3:55)
3. Images Unseen (4:14)
4. Icarus (6:18)
5. Mon Enfant (5:42)
6. Odgen Raod (8:02)
7. Erg (3:21)
8. Silence Of A Candle (3:53)

Total time 42:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Ralph Towner / Classical & 12-string guitars, piano, gong

Releases information

Artwork: B & B Wojirsch

LP ECM Records ‎- ECM 1032 ST (1974, Germany)

CD ECM Records ‎- ECM 1032 ( 2001, Germany)

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RALPH TOWNER Diary ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
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Review by Chris S
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3 stars Released in 1973 prior to the excellent Solstice. Diary is for the most part played solely by Ralph Towner himself and whilst the classical guitar playing is the trademark sound of Towner, the piano and keyboards are much more evident on Diary and by far play the biggest influence to the album.

There are four tracks that really standout here, the opening " Dark Spirit" which sets the laid back minimalist tonal soundscapes, found on most of the album. Not the best by a long shot. These would have to be the beautiful melancholic " Ogden Road" and also " Mon Enfant". Again " Icarus" displays some wonderful pieces where the longer passages proves the albums worth. Early days for Ralph Towner and a good album, but this reviewer still recommends Solstice as a better inroduction to this musician's music. Three solid stars.

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