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Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Shooting Star (10:10)
2. Get Out Alive (7:32)
3. If It All Comes Down to You (5:52)
4. Writing on the Wall (9:03)
5. Until All the Ghosts Are Gone (5:07)
6. Our Days Are Numbered (8:36)

Total Time 46:20

Bonus CD from 2015 Arcangelo edition:
1. Shooting Star (extended Hans Fredriksson mix) (11:00)
2. If It All Comes Down to You (alternative flute solo version) (5:52)
3. Our Days Are Numbered (Hans Fredriksson mix) (8:29)

Total Time 25:21

Line-up / Musicians

- Nicklas Barker / electric & acoustic guitars, Mellotron M400S, organ, vibes, vocals
- Anna Sofi Dahlberg / Mellotron M400S, organ, Fender Rhodes
- Jan Erik Liljeström / bass, vocals
- Peter Nordins / drums, cymbals, vibes, percussion

- Marty Wilson-Piper (The Church, All About Eve) / lead guitar, electric guitar & acoustic 12-string (5)
- Per Wiberg (ex-Opeth) / Hammond organ (1)
- Theo Travis (King Crimson, Steven Wilson) / flute (3,5)
- Gustav Nygren / saxophone (6)

Releases information

Artwork: Teolinda (design) with Tord Lindman & Anna Sofi (photo)

LP Virtalevy Virta LP006 (2015, Sweden)
LP+CD Virtalevy Virta LP006 (2015, Sweden) - Limited ed. w/ album on LP & CD

CD Virtalevy Virta CD006 (2015, Sweden)
2CD Arcàngelo ‎- ARC 1165 (2015, Japan) - Limited ed. w/ bonus CD

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Review by rdtprog
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Heavy, RPI, Symph, JR/F Canterbury Teams
3 stars After their first two albums, very much in the style of King Crimson with some heavy Progressive Rock sound, the band has drift away a bit, by bringing down their sound with more peaceful songs on their last albums. The music contain that melancholic feel with long instrumental break and some vocals that are use more in the background of the music. The CD start with the heavy style of their first album with the song "Shooting Star", you can even hear at the end the Opeth influence. But after this song, the band is back with some more peaceful music that still use a good dose of mellotron, flute played at a slow pace. While i can enjoy the overall sound of this music, the songs didn't grab me very much until the last song "Our Days Are Numbered" that show again the influence of their heavy period with some great guitar/bass interplay and a grooving rhythm section in the second part , that after a slow break end the song in a frenetic fashion. So i only enjoy two songs on the album : the first and the last one, the rest is not poor, but lacking of the dynamism i am looking for in the music.
Review by Nightfly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
5 stars Until All The Ghosts Are Gone is the long awaited album from Anekdoten, a wait of eight years since the excellent A Time Of Day. Fortunately it's been worth the wait as it's as good as and sometimes better than most of their back catalogue. Some achievement when you consider the illustrious company it keeps.

It's clearly recognisably Anekdoten with no great leaps in style from the last few albums which is fine by me. The haunting and melancholic melodies, the dynamic rhythm section and of course the ever present Mellotron. There is little in the way of Nucleus style dissonant riffs here but the album is bookended by some particularly powerful moments. Six tracks in total, the middle four to a large extent occupying their mellower and melodic ground though Writing On The Wall does have a powerful guitar driven ending and Get Out Alive packs quite a punch. The opener, Shooting Star and instrumental Our Days Are Numbered show the heavier side of the band, the latter being the nearest we get to the earlier style of the band with some powerfully oppressive and brooding guitar and keyboard work with guest Theo Travis adding some welcome sax flourishes. Shooting Star is perhaps most satisfying of all, the lull of the verse after a particularly bombastic opening being particularly effective before things take off again for an exhilarating instrumental workout with Per Wilberg (ex-Opeth and another guest) adding some strong Hammond playing.

As a whole Until All The Ghosts Are Gone is a stunning achievement, an album that can sit proudly alongside anything in the bands past. Fans who prefer the first two albums may have wished for more along the lines of Our Days Are Numbered but with no weak tracks I can't fault it. I'd be very surprised if this is not in the top ten albums of the year here on PA, so highly regarded is this great band.

Review by Mellotron Storm
5 stars This is ANEKDOTEN's sixth studio album but the first in eight years. Mind you there have been four little Anekdotens born during this time as life goes on. Man this one has really blown me away, I honestly wasn't expecting something so great as their last one "A Time Of Day" was my least favourite studio album up to that point. There seems to be a theme on this one and "death" is the subject matter. The cover art is a photo of an old, haunted looking house that they found on an island near Stockholm.

It's pretty cool that they have a few guests helping out including Australian Marty Wilson- Piper who played guitar in THE CHURCH. I asked on another site how the heck he ended up on this album being a half a world away when Mattias Olsson(ANGLAGARD) told me that Marty now lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Theo Travis also guests here and he became aware of this band when Steven Wilson played him the album "From Within", as a result Theo knew he had to work with these guys. We also get ex-OPETH keyboardist Per Wiberg guesting on one track. He's an old friend of the band who actually played Grand piano on "Vemod" then again later on a song from "Chapters". Lastly sax player Gustev Nygren guests on the final tune.

"Shooting Stars" is without a doubt one of the best openers that this band have come up with. They actually brought Per Wiberg in because Nicklas wanted there to be an organ/guitar duel in it and man does it work well. I don't remember hearng such powerful organ runs on an ANEKDOTEN album before. How good is this song when it kicks into gear. Powerful to say the least. The organ runs rough-shod at 1 1/2 minutes followed by mellotron. Not worthy! It's the guitar's turn after 2 minutes ripping it up in a big way. A calm follows as we get vocals for the first time. "Hold your head up high" is such an appealing line during the chorus. Some heavy [&*!#] 4 1/2 minutes in after the vocals have stopped. That organ/guitar duel begins before 5 1/2 minutes as they trade solos and check out the drumming. It's so majestic 6 1/2 minutes in, then the vocals follow as it settles back. "Get Out Alive" has such a powerful and majestic intro as the vocals arrive around a minute. I'm so moved after 2 1/2 minutes then we get an instrumental break after 3 minutes as the guitar grinds away. Vocals are back before 5 minutes then Anna adds violin, what!? Okay she played cello on the debut but I wasn't expecting this. Another instrumental break follows.

"If It All Comes Down To You" features Theo Travis on flute and man what a gorgeous track. Even the guitar and keyboards are so beautiful here, not to mention the mellotron. It's like being in this sublime dream really. Vocals around a minute and I really like the vocal line on the chorus that is repeated like an echo. A nice guitar solo signals a wondrous instrumental section with some amazing flute. "Writing On The Wall" is mellotron heaven early on and check out the guitar before 1 1/2 minutes. It calms down with vocals before 2 minutes and I love the liquid sounding keys 3 minutes in. It turns instrumental after 4 1/2 minutes. Another calm before 7 minutes then it kicks in fairly heavily. So good! A mellotron storm ends it. "Until All The Ghosts Are Gone" features both Wilson-Piper and Travis. Nicklas is in fine form vocally here and a fuller sound arrives before 2 minutes. There's so much depth and the flute is such a nice touch. A beautiful track with some excellent guitar 3 1/2 minutes in. It ends with a stunning instrumental. "Our Days Are Numbered" starts off with mellotron and sparse sounds but when it turns powerful it sounds incredible with the mellotron, bass and more. Another calm follows then at 5 minutes it starts to build with sax and an urgent rhythm. It becomes so intense with the sax blasting holes in the soundscape.

Man this was well worth the wait. My oldest daughter bought me this from I-Tunes but I need to get a physical copy. It's early yet but this is already a top three ANEKDOTEN album for me, and that's saying something as they are a top three band in my world.

Review by BrufordFreak
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Now this is a Progressive Rock album! Great mix of styles and moods and lots of instrumental choices and stylings that are fairly fresh for Anekdoten. I guesss the eight years off tending to other projects served Nicklas, Ana Sofia, Jan Erik and Peter well. 1. "Shooting Star" (10:10) opens deceptively quietly for what is to follow. A hard driving album with some organ and lead guitar stylings that remind me of URIAH HEEP-era Ken Hensley and BLUE OYSTER CULT's "Buck Dharma" Roeser and even a little of TRAFFIC-era Steve Winwood and NEKTAR's Roye Albrighton. Definitely one of the best long-play prog songs of the year and one of the best songs overall! Depsite the awesome mood and key changes, this song maintains its hard driving force throughout the entire ten minutes. I can never believe how quickly this song plays! Just awesome energy! (10/10)

2. "Get Out Alive" (7:32) opens with what I call their signature "oppressive heavy-happiness." While driving us into despair and doom Anekdoten's music somehow maintains an upbeat,"happy" feel to it. The band just can't go full-out doomer. Devil may care, they must love the music too much. The vocals and doomer lyrics are somehow quite fitting for the music and yet I love how they feel secondary to the heavy (and light--from the sixth minute on) instrumental parts. Nice Frippertronics in the fifth minute. That one note Nicklas bends up and then down is so cool! Awesome song. (10/10)

3. "If It All Comes Down to You" (5:52) Melllotron drenched with CRHIS REA-like lead guitar riffs playing tantalizingly over the top, this song is just gorgeous and very jazzy--almost in MOTORPSYCHO or THE AMAZING territory. The constant background 'tron and Theo Travis flute play are awesome but it's Nicklas's delicate guitar play and the background tuned percussion (xylophone?) that make this song for me. (10/10)

4. "Writing on the Wall" (9:03) opens with another familiar Anekdoten opening and settles into a structure not unlike their masterpiece "Hole"--that is, until the lead vocal establishes its surprisingly light melody. An especially heavy subject matter is treated rather lightly, almost happily, for sure lackadaisically as if in complete resignation to the belief that there is absolutely nothing to be done. Perhaps the weakest song on the album, it is still a pretty good song. Some nice drum and guitar work in the middle over Ana Sofia's awesome chord progression of the Mellotron foundation. The delicate guitar and synth "raindrops" interlude section is very KING CRIMSON-esque before bursting back into a two minute, two-part outro with some awesome REINE FISKE-like guitar soloing. (8/10)

5. "Until All the Ghosts Are Gone" (5:07) opens with full band, some nice guitar work, and more of Theo Travis' awesome flute (and saxophone) work. The vocal feels and sounds a bit too much like older Anekdoten, but the acoustic and electronic interplay is awesome throughout. between acoustic and electric guitars, mellow drum play, multiple keyboards and even some harmonized vocals. Acoustic and electric guitars, mellow drum play, multiple keyboards, beautiful flute play, and even some harmonized vocals for the repetition of the catchy final lyric, "Praying that it will work out ok" is really nice. (9/10)

6. "Our Days Are Numbered" (8:36) is an instrumental with a familiar Anekdoten feel, driving acoustic drums with bass, electric guitar and keyboards weaving with and around each other in and out of synchrony and from collective play of the melody to weaving into harmony structures. Return of Nicklas' new "Buck Dharma" guitar play preempts a brief polyphonic section before all music drops away for bass and echoed sax notes and riffs float around the background. The band gradually builds back its volume and full presence until at 6:28 Theo Travis' saxophone screeches out some awesome notes to signal the beginning of a section in which there is a kind of gradual whole band climb until at 8:15 it all comes to a head for the finale. Another gem! (9/10)

I don't feel as positively about any previous Anekdoten studio album as I do about this one. Until All the Ghosts Are Gone deserves five stars all the way. A masterpiece of progressive rock music that is definitely a candidate for Album of the Year!

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
5 stars Since the early 90's, Swedish band Anekdoten have delivered a series of melancholic Mellotron fuelled heavy prog albums, and their latest release `Until All the Ghosts Are Gone' is only their sixth studio album in 22 years. The band have never released anything close to a poor album, each one a honed progression and refinement of the previous work, always growing in confidence every single time. While `Ghosts' doesn't herald a massive change in direction, it moves on from some of the Alt/Indie rock experiments of previous discs `Gravity' and `A Time of Day' for something of a return to the earlier brooding lengthier moments of the albums before those (without the outright heavy King Crimson aping of their early days), and it quickly reveals to be their most dense, mature and even subtle release to date.

Opener `Shooting Star' instantly pleases with heavy gutsy guitar bursts, slinking bass, Hammond organ ripples and that searing Mellotron that's the Anekdoten trademark, and despite being loaded with lengthy instrumental passages, it features an early killer chorus that roars like a chest-beating anthem. Some of the twisting riffing guitar moments over eerie electronics remind of the recent Opeth albums (unsurprising to find an ex-member of that band Per Wiberg guesting here on organ), and the opening electronic drone is the hint of a direction that the band should explore more often in the future! A plodding heaviness pervades `Get Out Alive', and Anna Sofi Dahlberg's softly groaning cello in the finale is sophisticated and grand without being overwrought. `It Comes Down To You' is an instant Anekdoten classic, as surprisingly romantic and warm as the band can get with gorgeous chiming guitars, a calming vocal from Nicklas Barker with a wistful lyric and a reflective flute solo from guest Theo Travis, it's sure to become a favourite amongst fans.

Founding member, bass player and original main vocalist Jan Erik Liljestrom takes his sole lead vocal on `Writing on the Wall', driven by weeping sombre Mellotron but with a few scorching devilish twists to make it truly infernal and overwhelming! Cello, flute and 'Tron weave together throughout the gloomy title track, and instrumental `Our Days Are Numbered' is a thrilling finale. Mellotron alternatively swoons with orchestral-like flair and slices like a razor, the bass rattles and pulses with purpose, guitars wail histrionically, Peter Nordin's snappy drumming holds down dark grooves and Gustav Nygren's unhinged saxophone blares with dirty debauched unease.

As always, the vinyl length format the band adopts means the album stays at a reasonable length and never allows any filler moments to sneak in, just six extended atmospheric pieces and not a wasted second. The status Anekdoten now hold these days in progressive rock circles is well deserved, and it's also refreshing to find a band that takes their time with each work, not putting out product every single year to fill a gap, instead patiently releasing superior musical statements that make for yet another superb addition to their small but precious catalogue of work.

`Until All The Ghosts Are Gone' is a crowning achievement for Anekdoten, one of the absolute standout progressive rock albums of 2015, and sure to feature highly in the end of year Top Ten lists.

Five stars.

Review by FragileKings
3 stars A couple of years back, I purchased "Nucleus", Anekdoten's second album I believe. I found I really liked some tracks and always thought to someday grab another album. Then one day in 2015, I saw that the band had a new album out and I decided to grab it and check it out.

The opening track "Shooting Star" is quite a surprise. It sounds a lot like some recent Opeth and in fact, a couple of times that I've had this song and some from Opeth's "Pale Communion" on a mixed playlist and on shuffle, I actually mistook this song for an Opeth song at first. It's an excellent opening to the album and I can't help but notice the smoother and warmer sound compared to the sometimes crushing and pulverizing sounds on "Nucleus". This song has become a favourite off the album.

The final track too is a memorable one. "Our Days are Numbered" is an instrumental with more heavy guitar but a lighter, atmospheric part with some saxophone before coming to a dramatic finale. It's an instrumental with moods and tension. Great work!

Unfortunately, I keep fading out during the four songs in between. I understand that this is a top rated album of 2015 and I even read a raving review praising this album to high heaven. But I'm afraid that I can't find and become absorbed by the genius music that many others are claiming in there. There's supposed to be this totally far out guitar solo packed with sweet emotion on "Get Out Alive". Yes, the song really comes out strong in the second half and builds nicely in the first. But I am not totally blown away. "If It All Comes Down to You" includes some lovely flute and Mellotron. It should be really marvellous and listening to it now on my iPhone without headphones it is indeed very beautiful.

But I've tried to listen to this album through a few times and my attention always wanders. What's wrong? It sounds like it should be a great album to me. Is it Nicklas Barker's vocals, which aren't exactly the strongest in progland? No, I can get along with the vocals, especially since there's so much instrumental work. What is it then?

Well, I listened on the way home tonight and I think I know what's missing. I heard someone say recently, "Have you ever had an album ruined for you for one thing and that one thing only?" My impression is that this album isn't mixed very well. I find the sound murky and thick. Turning up the volume usually helps in these cases but it still seems to me that the middle songs especially just don't sound as clear as they should. Listening to recent albums by Opeth, Pandora Snail, or Nice Beaver for example, the music is just so warm and rich in sound. That's lacking here and I think that's why my mind keeps losing focus and I don't know what I've just listened to.

Yeah, I'm listening one more time to "Writing On the Wall" now without the ear buds in and the music sounds better like this actually. I can see why some people rate the music of this album so high. As for me, I would really like to have heard a clearer, cleaner production of the sound here.

Surely a great album that happens to be suffering a bit from the mixed sound of the music. Four stars knocked down to three.

Review by Warthur
4 stars For a while I'd written off Anekdoten as also-rans of the Scandinavian prog scene - it's not that I didn't like their sound, From Within is a pretty good album, it's just that the sound didn't really vary enough from album to album (or, for that matter, from song to song) to really keep me interested.

Well, after taking a good long break to recharge their creative batteries I'm pleased to say that Anekdoten have pulled off the difficult task of extensively revising their sound whilst still creating something that is true to their personality and history. There's still plenty of Crimso-fied technical noodling afoot, but this time it's enhanced by a sense of playfulness and whimsy reminiscent less of 1970s prog and more of the 1960s psychedelic forerunners of the prog scene. Organ gets to play as much as, if not more than, the Mellotron which was previously the band's trademark, the vocals actually occasionally seem hopeful or cheerful, and there's a sense of dynamism and spontaneity which I haven't previously heard in Anekdoten's music, but which is extremely welcome. Welcome back, gang.

Review by Prog Leviathan
4 stars Anekdoten returns after a long absence to gift us with Until All the Ghosts Are Gone, another rock solid entry into the 'heavy prog' sub-genre, and heavy it is, abounding with massive bass and guitar riffing, and pounding, tension-filled songs. However, it's also filled with beauty and nuance through artfully arranged songs and many- layered sounds of mellotron and organ.

"Shooting Star" wastes no time in showing us why Anekdoten remains one of the more powerful, creative, and heavy sounding bands around - even after 8 years of hiatus. The two guitarists lay down an amazing amount of sound, crushing the listener during the song's numerous fortissimo moments while also showing their restraint during other moments. The use of negative space and ambiance has always been a strong suit for the band, and here it's juxtaposed to the massive riffing - and not to mention unexpectedly aggressive soloing from Barker - very well indeed. It's an optimistic song that takes you to places dark and bright in 10 jam-packed minutes of thick, heavy, wonderful music; off to a great start, though things get much darker thematically from here on out.

"Get Out Alive" sadly takes a while to get going, weighed down by vocals that plod along until electrified by a terrific instrumental break that concludes with a sense of strong sense of drifting melancholy. A busy song, even though slow tempo, and probably the weakest on the album.

The wonderful "If It All Comes Down to You" shows the band's ability to craft very likable and approachable music using a blend of sensitively incorporated mellotron, vibes, and guitar tones. It's about as pop-friendly song that the band has ever produced, though its complex instrumentation and prog-feel probably won't convince people who aren't use to listening to music this dense. Still, its a great moment of lightness in the mix, even though it's basically a break-up song, and the contributions by Theo Travis' flute soloing is a great touch.

"Writing on the Wall" continues in achingly melancholic form, being excellently composed for dramatic and emotive effect, especially the four minutes of instrumental work that concludes the song. This leads me to album's conclusion, "Our Days Are Numbered," a powerful instrumental song with amazing tension and performances throughout. Once again, when Anekdoten is at their best, they absolutely nail it. This may be one of their best songs, and it certainly carries an 'end of the world' feel to it's rousing climax.

While not a perfect album, Until All the Ghosts Are Gone does a tremendous amount of things exceptionally well. This doesn't surprise me, given my ratings of past Anekdoten albums; the band rises above in so many ways, but there's just something illusive that keeps the music from resonating with me. It's this lack of emotional connection that I've decided to keep my rating at a 4-star. You will not be disappointed with Until All the Ghosts Are Gone, but if you're like me, you probably won't connect or remember much of it specifically afterwards. A great album for fans of loud, heavy, artistic rock.

Songwriting: 4 - Instrumental Performances: 5 - Lyrics/Vocals: 3 - Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Review by kenethlevine
4 stars As with the "Larks Tongues.." thru "Red" era of KING CRIMSON, ANEKDOTEN proposes an intense mellotron soaked take on heavy prog rather than the mellow romanticism of early MOODY BLUES, Crimson, or the myriad disciples that followed. Comparisons to a RIVERSIDE and growl-free OPETH are also appropriate. Nonetheless, on this album, the band also navigates pathways of resounding beauty that contrast with the claustrophobic atmosphere elsewhere. Moreover, rather than overexerting the tron flutes and brass, the band invites guests to lend their respiratory systems to the authentic instrumentation. How quaint! But also most effective, especially when blended with 12 string guitars and their ilk, like in "If it all comes down to you".

As a fan of the lighter end of the spectrum, I find plenty to enjoy here, in music that works for lazy drifting and active listening, but my personal highlight is "The Writing on the Wall", especially the last few minutes, at first palpably light, almost dainty, before a brilliantly emotive guitar/mellotron blend parades triumphantly to the exits accompanied by dignified choral effects. But on the more big P prog substantive scale, I also want to signal the tasteful saxophone work over hypnotic rhythms as the album's closing instrumental winds down. In contrast, "Shooting Star" is a bit too SPOCK'S BEARD like for my taste, with a rather trite verse-chorus structure and lyrics somewhat redeemed by instrumental illuminations in the break.

Landing somewhere between 3 and 4 stars, "Until all the Ghosts are Gone" bubbles up because of its appeal across the prog diaspora, a knowing blend of dark and light to haunt us until...

Review by Prognut
4 stars WOW!!!

You call it Heavy, I call it "Eclectic".

In many ways a refreshing going back to their roots. Anekdoten has been one of those bands with releases every several years (every 3-4), this one came after a whooping 8 years silence, and to my amazement a very good album indeed.

IMHO this Swedish ensemble had one of the most amazing debut albums over the past few decades with Vemod back in 1993, with indeed a heavy KC influence. With the exception of Nucleus they did drifted into a more Scandinavian melodic music (nothing wrong with that) as Gravity is one of their best releases overall. In spite of that, they would kept their sound very much intact and only characteristic to 'Anekdoten'.

This particular last release, I found it my self right in the middle of all their previous albums, as they do mix music from both aspects of their repertoire (Eclectic and Melancholic), maybe with a more Melancholic tendency (again nothing wrong with that), blow me away the first time I listened and has grown on me exponentially after several spins.

Mr.Theo Travis (from KC fame) has contributed with Flute, and together with the Sax of Gustav Nygren have expanded their sound even more this time around.

I personally over the past few years, have come to adore wind instruments on my progressive music addiction.

Is also nice to see that Per Wiberg is back on the spot (from Vemod appearance) on Organ, and and invited Marty Wilson-Piper on Lead guitar on the album name track.

Of course, the double Mellotrons continue their omnipresence, as from the beginning of their musical career, together with Nicklas's guitar solos.

UATGAG is in my opinion a typical Scandinavian/Anekdoten affair in every sense, and at the current time writing this critique, this album is one of my favorites from this great Swedish Band.

The shortest track clocked at 5:07 and most of the material is long enough to keep you entertain. The heaviest and most eclectic song is without a doubt 'Shooting Star' followed by 'Our Days are''

My favorite track is definitely 'Our Days'' mostly because it has enough textures of heavy/melancholic passages (with some passages really recalling Anglagard, with that heavenly Mellotron presence) but what in my mind makes this track so special and good in this release, is the constant signature changes with the addition of Sax for the first time, mouth drooling!!

Judging by the way Anekdoten release new material, is probably about time to have a new album, one can only hope for'

I got my self the Japanese/Arcangelo Edition, as have an extra CD with alternate mixes of 'shooting.., If it all' and Our Days'' (which are a great inclusion in my opinion)

Overall this album would be a great addition to any prog music collection and for the Anekdoten fan a real delight. 4 Stars

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5 stars Eight years after their last, excellent album, this would class as a come-back for some bands. But Anekdoten have never been prolific, and it was previously usual for their cult following to have to wait four years between albums. Their guitarist, vocalist, and driving force Nicklas Barker has been ... (read more)

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