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3.00 | 2 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1985

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side 1
1. Hide In The Rain
2. Breaker
3. Tin Soldier
4. Ballet Dancer

Side 2
1. In The Fire
2. Possessed
3. October
4. Ballet Dancer (Reprise)

Line-up / Musicians

- Paul Sinden / guitars, keyboards
- Dave Anderson / bass
- Clive Brooks / drums
- Dave Earnshaw / saxophone, flute

Releases information

American Phonograph Records Vinyl 1985

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4X Ballet Dancer ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (100%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
3 stars Honestly, aside from the association with other bands on this site (Hawkwind, Amon Duul II, Groundhogs), it's hard to see this as a prog album. There are hints of prog, in the instrumentation, mostly the keyboards and flute, but this is mainly an instrumental rock album. A nice, heavy rock album, but barely prog.

The album is pleasant enough, and the band itself is good. But prog it is not. And the band's signature song, Ballet Dancer, has a melody that sound strangely like a vocal pop tune that I've heard on numerous network TV shows, when they want to convey an introspective mood - I wish I knew what that song was.

It's not bad for what it is. Good instrumental rock.

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