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3.55 | 13 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. V-Wave (5:09)
2. On Top of the Rain (7:40)
3. Anoche (5:29)
4. The Call (7:21)
5. Topasioes Puro Corazon, Part One (4:47)
6. Topasio, Part Two (5:00)
7. Danse of the Harlequin (6:39)
8. Start It Again (4:10)
9. Marakesh (5:35)
10. Toys (7:54)

Total Time: 59:44

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Line-up / Musicians

- Lenny White / drums
- Richie Kotzen / guitar, vocals
- Karen Briggs / violin
- Rachel Z / keyboards
- Stanley Clarke / bass

Releases information

CD Epic 69871 (1999)

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3.55
(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(77%)
77%
Good, but non-essential (15%)
15%
Collectors/fans only (8%)
8%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
3 stars This intriguing line-up with Clarke and White as a super rythm section is the main selling point , but hardly what one shoulkd stop at. The two women are not just looking good on the picture but also sounding great: Rachel Z is simply dashing while Briggs is less present but when she is, she perforates the screen with her talented violin. But as the superb artwork is hinting, guitar is what is at the forefront. Kotzen is maybe the main reason why this band exists>

Musically, this fusion is relatively easy-going (I did not say easy-listening but it is not that far away either) and should appeal to non-demanding progheads. Unfortunately this is the kind of album that gets lost in the shuffle and the huge catalogue and let's face it, with such a huge choice up for proposal, this album dies not offer that much to draw the attention to itself> Very apt fusion with talented musicians, correct "songwriting" , but nothing that has not been done hundreds of time before>

Three stars tops: hardly essential!!!

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Posted Monday, January 09, 2006

Review by snobb
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars After twenty+ years after glorious RTF era Lenny White and Stanley Clarke just tried to rebuilt their sound and atmosphere. And in big part they succeeded - at least rhythm section is original RTF! Ritchie Kotzen is better known as rock guitarist, but his work there is very competent. Excellent addition is Karen Briggs' violin, very Jean-Luc Ponty style. Rachel Z has her high status as studio musician (still not at the level of Chick Corea though).

So, team is really good if not excellent, and music is almost as good too. In fact, very similar to RTF mk II style, but with bigger accent on violin, and with some less accented keyboards. These is nuances, but generally album sounds good! For sure, there is late 90-s outside, so sound is not so raw, a bit polished, sometimes on light side. But still in the key of good RTF works, not lounge cheese muzak. Possibly some vocals moments were not so useful, but I believe many RTF fans will be happy with this sound!

Unhappily, it was just one-shot project. Then, we needed to wait ten more years till RTF (in their classic line-up) will reunite for world tour and strong live album.

In all, 3,5 rounded till 4.

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