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Druid Toward the Sun / Fluid Druid album cover
3.58 | 21 ratings | 5 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Voices
2. Remembering
3. Theme
4. Toward the sun
5. Red carpet for an Autumn
6. Dawn of evening
7. Shangri-la
8. Razor truth
9. Painter's clouds
10. FM 145
11. Nothing but morning
12. Crusade
13. Barnaby
14. Kestrel
15. Left to find
16. The fisherman's friend

Line-up / Musicians

- Neil Brewer / bass
- Dane / guitars, vocals
- Andrew McCrorie-Shand / keyboards
- Cedric Sharpley / drums, percussion

Releases information

Cd. Beat Goes On BGOCD 285

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DRUID Toward the Sun / Fluid Druid ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

DRUID Toward the Sun / Fluid Druid reviews

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Review by loserboy
5 stars Thanks to the fine folks at BGO we can all enjoy these 2 great pieces of prog work at one time. DRUID offer very beautiful and yet sophisticated progressive rock in many ways not unlike YES. DRUID blend complex guitar with symphonic keyboard interplay. Vocals are quite good and fans of the higher pitched male vocal will dig this guy named Dane. Every song is well crafted and offers the listener a nice variety and sound dimension throughout. Remastered version is superb and the speaker seperation is quite good. Highly recommended by this prog lover.
Review by Sean Trane
2 stars Read my review on Towards The Sun to get a radically different opinion of the mother of all clone bands as this really nothing original at all. This is not to say that the music on here is nice to hear but to me , this is rip-off city. I don't mean to ruin the fun of the fans here, but there is an ethical question at stake here, and because of the lack of discernement of some of them, this album might be regarded as a masterpiece whereas it is anything but that : at the most this is a clumsy and careless "tribute"
Review by b_olariu
3 stars 3.5 for sure

Druid was one of the promising bands from mid '70's manageing to release ony two albums and then gone almost unnoticed. The re issue of both album by Beat Goes On in 1995 is good aqusition if you want to have both albums in one packaging.

First album rleased in 1975 named Toward the sun is a good one, with heavy prog moments combined with like Yes arppegios and passages. The voice of Dane shows a great potential somehow forgotten vocalist when we talk about great ones of the '70's. The albums is pretty varied in compostions, from opening heavy prog pieces Voices where the guitar has an importan trole, very strong arrangements on this one, to the last piece Druid make some intristing music here to much time underrated in my opinion. Yes influenced but without that lenghty parts Yes were famous for. Good album , like the druming and the re issue has a crystal sound. 3.5 for this one.

Secod album released one year later in 1976 Fluid to me is their best, even agaian is very low rated and totaly forgotten album from british school. Keeping the same attitude of the previous album, this time Druid manage to come with more intristing ideas , some of the highlights to me are the instrumental a short one FM 145, great piece, Crusade and Kestrel, nice passages, good voice , clean good album. A sincere band that I've always like, maybe they beggin their career quite to late, when the second album apper , the british scene was already preparing for the punk machine to take over the whole market, and for that matter they were restraind to close the chapter to soon disbanding in fall of the 1976 after quite promising first two albums. Aagain 3.5 stars for Druid fluid

Latest members reviews

3 stars The two only albums on one CD from a band which has been branded as a clone band. A Yes clone, that is. The music here is pretty much down that road, yes. Then again, there is nothing wrong with Yes. Fluid Druid is the best album of their two albums. Although a bit too much lightweight sym ... (read more)

Report this review (#284832) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Friday, June 4, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Druid are a UK quartet from the 70 ties....they made 2 albums (1975/76) and my progmate Leo, gave it to me in 2003. Ive owned them on vinyl back then. So now they´re here on cd' and my expectations are here goes.... Druid are a fantastic mix of Magna Carta and YES.....OH..YES THEY ARE! ... (read more)

Report this review (#27807) | Posted by Tonny Larz | Wednesday, February 18, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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