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Haikara

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3.67 | 31 ratings | 3 reviews | 13% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Change (8:10)
2. Kun menet tarpeeksi kauas tulevaisuuteen, huomaat olevasi menneisyydessä (8:09)
3. Kantaatti (2:32)
4. Laulu surullisesta pilvestä (3:57)
5. Geafar (13:57)
...Bonus tracks:
6. Picnic (2:27) (previously unreleased)
7. Oman onnen seppä (3:09) (previously unreleased)
8. Pilven poika (2:57)
9. Jumbo (3:30)

Total Time: 48:48

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Line-up / Musicians

- Vesa Lattunen / vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, bass, piano, organ
- Auli Lattunen / vocals
- Harri Pystynen / flute, Tenor saxophone
- Timo Vuorinen / electric bass
- Markus Heikerö / drums, tubular bells, triangle

Releases information

LP RCA Victor YFPL 1-809 / CD Ektro Records - (initially reissued in 2000)

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HAIKARA Geafar ratings distribution


3.67
(31 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
13%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
45%
Good, but non-essential (26%)
26%
Collectors/fans only (6%)
6%
Poor. Only for completionists (10%)
10%

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Review by Sean Trane
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4 stars Add another half star. This second album is still outstanding but less so than their debut. First of all the bonus track are unworthy of the album : it sounds like singles from a much later period (one from 76 and the other from 79 ). If that was the only flaw , I would not let it bother me , but the shorter tracks at the start of side 2 are also weaker both having a female vocal that I find somewhat derangesome (Northettes from Hatfield & the North). The first track of the album is somewhat a little different than what they usually do (rockier) but the rest is well in the line of their debut especially the 14 min title track. Note the absolutely crazy Dali-like sleeve artwork so macabre but somewhat well in line with the music.

I have not heard the following albums but Abjornssen says it is not like those first two albums , so stick (or at least start) with those two.

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Posted Monday, September 06, 2004

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This isn't nearly as good as the debut (5 stars) but there's plenty here to enjoy from the Finnish band. I would say this one is lighter and brighter than the debut overall with lots of sax and flute. Vocals are in English.

"Change" is like a protest song and check out the major fuzz to start. Male vocals and sax join in this uptempo track.The guitar, sax and vocals share taking the lead on this one. "Kun Menet Tarpeeksi..." is kind of jazzy with sax, drums and bass standing out. Male vocals join in around a minute. The guitar before 5 minutes eventually turns aggressive. It settles with female vocal melodies and flute. It kicks back in before it settles one last time to the end with those vocal melodies. "Kantaatti" opens with piano as female vocal melodies join in before a minute. Sounds like violin to follow.

"Laulu Surullisesta Pilvesta" opens with piano then what sounds like violin and flute. Female vocal melodies arrive after 3 minutes in this melancholic tune. "Geafar" is the almost 14 minute closer. It opens with dark piano lines as drums arrive after a minute. It kicks in before 2 minutes. Female vocals too.The sax is great as it comes and goes. Strings before 4 1/2 minutes followed by a Psychedelic vibe with fuzz. Nice.The guitar, bass and drums are outstanding. Sax leads 6 1/2 minutes in as the bass and drums continue. Piano only 9 minutes in followed by a calm with flute. It kicks back in after 11 minutes with fuzz, while the female vocals follow.

Barely 4 stars in my opinion but a worthy follow-up to their debut.

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3 stars (6/10) With their second effort, Haikara move away somewhat from their first. There is a lot more fuzzy guitar, and passages that feel like extended jams. There are some good moments, but nothing quite as hard-hitting or dramatic as the best moments of their eponymous first album. There were also ... (read more)

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