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2.34 | 33 ratings | 2 reviews | 3% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Troika (3:00)
2. Fayre (3:07)
3. A girl in Winter (3:30)
4. Mother Russia (6:53)
5. Telex from Peru (8:10)
6. The boy from Dundee (5:21)
7. Night (3:54)
8. Then & now (3:25)
9. Return to me (3:50)
10. Son of Hotta (6:59)

Total Time: 48:09

Line-up / Musicians

- Herbie Flowers / basses
- Tristan Fry / drums, percussion, bells, trumpet
- Steve Gray / keyboards
- Kevin Peek / guitars
- John Williams / guitars

Releases information

LP Ariola 205835 (1983)

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SKY Cadmium ratings distribution

(33 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(3%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(9%)
Good, but non-essential (39%)
Collectors/fans only (45%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by russellk
2 stars Too late!

Oh, if only this had been released instead of 'Sky5 Live' - or, better still, instead of the ice-cold 'Forthcoming'. While not as strong as Sky1 and Sky2, this album does capture SKY at what they did best: a mixture of uptempo reinterpretations of classic material and some thoughtful original compositions.

Again, though, I am reminded of how important Francis Monkman was to their initial success. Here SKY find themselves resorting to tin-pan alley writers such as Alan Tarney (CLIFF RICHARD'S songwriter) to whip them up some ditties. Surprisingly, Tarney almost comes off (as he did for Cliff in the astonishingly good - for Cliff - 'Stronger' at about the same time). Almost, but not quite. Other tracks on this album are echoes of former glory - and they knew it. Why else call a track 'Son of Hotta'?

Best moments are 'Fayre' and 'A Girl in Winter', while 'Telex from Peru' - a 'Connecting Rooms' clone - is worth a listen. Otherwise there's not much point in trying to track down this hard-to-find disc.

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2 stars This is my first review on this site, and for that I decided to give my opinion on an album that doesn't yet have a full review posted. I first became aware of Sky in the early 1980s with their second album. I quickly found their first album as well, and became a fan of both albums. The third alb ... (read more)

Report this review (#87851) | Posted by rsmoore | Monday, August 21, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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