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3.68 | 9 ratings | 2 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The News
2. Danche Through the Storm
3. Phantom
4. The Empyreal Ballet
5. Nightwatch
6. Peter Gunn on Mars
7. Blue Space
8. Like It or Not

Line-up / Musicians

- Douglas Lichterman / guitars, vocals
- David Pinsky / drums, percussion, vibes, vocals
- Joseph Jacobs / guitars, flute, piano, vocals
- Stephen O'Hara / bass, vocals
- Greg Malacos / Fender Rhodes, synthesizer, piano
- Rafael Ramirez / congas, percussion
- Peggy Gorham / Fender Rhodes
- Jeffrey Shade / harmony vocals
- Dick Brite / violin
- David Martin / violin
- Michael Lewis / cello
- Ernie Mansfield / flute, sax
- Marc Russo / sax
- Danny Noe / trombone
- Betsy Johnsmiller / choir
- Susan Hoffman / choir
- Cathy Braby / choir
- Denise Hargleroad / choir
- Phil Hoffman / choir
- Jay Krohnangold / choir

Releases information

Cottage Records

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WINDOW The Empyreal Ballet ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(56%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

WINDOW The Empyreal Ballet reviews

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars This is actually a very fun album. The style reminds me a bit of Steely Dan, a mixture of pop sensibilities and jazz chops, but with more prog, and without the New York hipster posing. The vocals sound a bit like The Manhattan Transfer (if The Manhattan Transfer wasn't quite so middle of the road). It's the harmonies and exuberance that bring about the comparison.

The music, as I said, is very jazzy, with lots of fine horn and string arrangements. Sometimes it gets a bit theatrical sounding, but that works with this band. The only low note is the last track, Like It or Not, an instrumental that sounds like a late seventies disco fusion piece.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Quite a nice little album this one.If you like brass rock a la Chicago,Blood Sweat and Tears,If and Lighthouse and such bands, you should eat this one up for sure.They do have a unique sound of their own never the less .A bit more prog than those bands I mentioned here and a less brassy. Vocals ... (read more)

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