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4.02 | 48 ratings | 3 reviews | 25% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Mean Attack (11:42)
2. Definitely Greek [He Said] (10:48)
3. Remembering Johannesburg (9:23)
4. Dark Side Of Alec (14:27)

Total time: 46:20

Line-up / Musicians

- Robin Taylor / keyboards, guitars, basses, percussion, vocals, composer,arranger & producer
- John Sund / guitars, bass (3)
- Thomas Thor ViderÝ Ulstrup / MiniMoog
- Jakob Mygind / soprano, alto & tenor saxophones
- Klaus Thrane / drums

- Rasmus Grosell / drums
- Louise Nipper / vocals
- Jytte Lindberg / vocals
- Pierre Hansson / vocals (2)

Releases information

Artwork: painting by Ib Laugesen

CD Marvel Of Beauty ‎- MOBCD 027 (2017, Denmark)

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TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE Almost Perfected ratings distribution

(48 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

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Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Danish project TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE was formed in 1993, and since 1994 it has been a going concern that so far have released 16 studio albums, some on labels while others have been self-released through Taylor's own etiquette Marvel of Beauty Records. "Almost Perfected" is the most recent of this, and among the CDs that have been issued on Taylor's own label.

Taylor's Universe have been creating and providing progressive rock fans with high quality and mainly instrumental progressive rock for close to a generation at this point. Just about any of the albums merits a check by those fond of innovative, instrumental progressive rock, and this latest one may well be the one that has the broadest general appeal among them. An artist well worth investigating, and this particular album comes across as a very good place to start exploring the vast catalogue of this Danish band.

Review by kev rowland
5 stars Looking at my CD shelves I can see nearly thirty albums recorded by Robin Taylor in one of his projects, and after a break of a couple of years, he is back with the latest from Taylor's Universe. The concept behind this was quite simple, take some old tunes and then re- arrange them with the current line-up in mind, and re-record them. Given that some of the current musicians had never heard the originals they were bound to give them a different interpretation, and the result is an album quite unlike many of Robin's other works. Robin tends to often approach music from a jazz viewpoint, taking it to more extremes with Taylor's Free Universe, but what strikes the listener with this album is just how melodic and progressive sounding it is. Yes, there are jazz elements here and there, as well as RIO, but this is fluid, melodic and complex yet always retaining a simplicity within its structure.

There are only four songs on the album, with a total length of forty-six minutes, but one is never sure exactly what is going to happen on the musical journey. "Mean Attack" starts with gentle percussion, held-down chords and a quiet gentility, which is smashed to pieces at about one minute twenty before it resumes again. Jakob Mygind again provides a sterling performance on various saxophones, while the guitars of John Sund and Robin cut through dynamically. For sheer listening pleasure this has to be one of my favourite albums from the Danish master, it's great to have him back!

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4 stars ALMOST PERFECTED is the last musical offering of Mr Robin Taylor from Denmark,a very respected and prolific musician rooted in prog music for years!This album is basically a reworked album of some older compositions and this is something good because the new versions seem to be a lot more ins ... (read more)

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