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3.62 | 74 ratings | 2 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Blackest Deeds (5:55)
2. Disappearing Act (6:39)
3. Masks (6:27)
4. Copycat (6:19)
5. It's Only a Dream (3:27)
6. Tightrope (7:18)
7. The Hermit (3:57)
8. After the Blast (7:52)

Total Time 47:54

Line-up / Musicians

- Simone Rossetti / vocals, flute, synths, Mellotron, arrangements, co-producer
- Giorgio Gabriel / electric, classical, 6- & 12-string acoustic guitars, co-producer
- Valerio De Vittorio / keyboards, Hammond, synths
- Mattia Rossetti / bass, bass pedals, 6- & 12-string electric guitars, vocals
- Marco Fabbri / drums, percussion

- Steve Hackett / acoustic 12-string guitar (7)

Releases information

Artwork: Lana Tustich

CD Pick Up Records ‎- PKR 0030 (2017, Italy)

LP Pick Up Records ‎- PKR 31 (2017, Italy)

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THE WATCH Seven ratings distribution

(74 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

THE WATCH Seven reviews

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Review by rdtprog
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Heavy, RPI, Symph, JR/F Canterbury Teams
2 stars It's not because you have a singer that has a voice similar to Peter Gabriel and a music similar to Genesis and IQ that you can deliver music of the same caliber. It's been a while that I have been impressed by one of their albums and this new album is not an exception. The second track "Disappearing Act" show a different sound more in the Depeche Mode electro atmosphere, it's not a bad song. The rest of the album is the typical The Watch, and with a band that is struggling to reach the greatness of the best Neo-Prog bands, IQ in particular, the composition level is not very high. You won't find any epic song where you can feel the progression of the melody through some tempo and mood changes, only the last track "After the Blast" give me some pleasure with some interesting instrumental passages. Not recommended, only to die-hard fans.

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4 stars The Watch is the first Italian band that I have the opportunity to review, and I've chosen their seventh studio album Seven (my point of entry to their catalog) to do so. It is hard to deny the similarities both of Rosetti's voice and the band's sound in general to the Peter Gabriel-era of Gen ... (read more)

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