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4.10 | 22 ratings | 2 reviews | 36% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

"Moonsongs": 37:57
1. Warheads (8:03)
2. Etude for Combo (6:59)
3. Collarless Fog that one day soon (3:20)
4. Inside Out (4:12)
5. Moonsongs (original '86 Mix) (15:23)

"...A Thinking Plague": 39:49
6. I Do Not Live (5:02)
7. Possessed (8:17)
8. How to Clean Squid (5:01)
9. a light is on and name the world (1:28)
10. The Taste that Lingers On (2:06)
11. For Men in the Rain (2:29)
12. Thorns of Blue and Red / the War (15:26)

Total Time: 77:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Bob Drake / bass guitar, drums percussion, keyboards, voice
- Mark Fuller / drums, timbales, simmons drums
- Eric Moon / keyboards
- Mike Johnson / guitars, drums, percussion voice
- Susanne Lewis / voice
- Mark McCoin / drums, percussion, voice, cheap sampler
- Fred Hess / alto sax
- Glenn Nita / soprano sax

"...A Thinling Plague":
- Sharon Bradford / voice, casio mini synth, "drake noise box"
- Bob Drake / bass guitar, drums percussion, guitar, keyboards, voice
- Harry Fleishman / piano, organ,voice
- Mark Fuller / drums, simmons drums
- Mike Johnson / guitars, synths, piano, voice
- Mark Bradford / voice

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
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Review by Greger
4 stars THINKING PLAGUE is one of the most progressive bands I know about. They are always balancing on the edge between extremely technical musicianship and total madness, blending Art Rock, Avant Garde, Jazz, experimental Progressive Rock and RIO. There aren't many bands that can equal them when it comes to originality. Their music is a blend between 5UU'S, ART BEARS, GENTLE GIANT, HENRY COW, KING CRIMSON, SLAPP HAPPY, U TOTEM and FRANK ZAPPA. THINKING PLAGUE's first two LPs on their own Endemic label: "-A Thinking Plague" (1984) and "Moonsongs" (1986) have been out of print for quite a time, but now they're finally re-mastered and released on one CD. The sound quality and the musicianship are as good as on the following releases "In This Life" (1989) and "In Extremis" (1998). This is a great opportunity to finally get these albums and only pay for one CD. The music is highly recommended if you're into intricate progressive rock.

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4 stars Not exactly a review . I've wrote detailed reviews about each album of the two albums that included in this reissue CD. Tracks 1 - 5 holds the second TP album 'Moonsongs', while tracks 6 -12 holds the first album '.a Thinking Plague'. 'Moonsongs' was a great surprise for me; I didn't expect such ... (read more)

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