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Nine Skies 5.20 album cover
3.97 | 34 ratings | 4 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2021

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Colourblind (6:03)
2. Wilderness (6:04)
3. Beauty of Decay (2:15)
4. Golden Drops (4:39)
5. Above the Tide (4:17)
6. Dear Mind (3:26)
7. The Old Man in the Snow (5:38)
8. Godless Land (3:32)
9. Porcelain Hill (4:01)
10. Achristas (4:52)
11. Smiling Stars (6:19)

Total Time 51:06

Line-up / Musicians

- Aliénor Favier / vocals
- Eric Bouillette / guitars, mandolin, violin, keyboards, arrangements
- Alexandre Lamia / guitars, keyboards, arrangements
- Anne-Claire Rallo / keyboards
- David Darnaud / guitars
- Achraf El Asraoui / vocals, guitars
- Bernard Hery / bass, fretless bass
- Fabien Galia / drums, percussion
- Laurent Benhamou / saxophones

- Steve Hackett / guitar solo (2)
- Damian Wilson / vocals (9)
- John Hackett / flute (7)
- Cath Lubatti / violin, viola
- Lilian Jaumotte / cello

Releases information

Cover: Michael Cheval
Label: Anesthetize Productions (ANE029)
Format: CD, Digital
June 4, 2021

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NINE SKIES 5.20 ratings distribution

(34 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(59%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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5 stars French progressive rock collective NINE SKIES have been weaving their rock, jazz, classical and progressive influences for several years now ? combining their acoustic instrumentation with deep and poignant, poetic lyrics. Their well-received 2017 debut Returning Home looked at a range of differ ... (read more)

Report this review (#2581385) | Posted by Squonk19 | Monday, July 26, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Review #11 - The acoustic side of prog. Today it's going acoustic, not to say "beautifully acoustic!". But more about that later. First of all, I look back and realize that "5.20" is again one of those albums that can already inspire from the outside. The wonderful cover art by Michael Cheval ... (read more)

Report this review (#2574283) | Posted by Smurfreviews | Friday, June 25, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars NINE SKIES is this recent band known in a small room at the end of a road from which you never come back. NINE SKIES is the French progressive rock group inspired by rock, pop, progressive, jazz, maybe neo-prog on the MARILLION, some titles of GENESIS. Inviting some big names from the prog world ... (read more)

Report this review (#2571757) | Posted by alainPP | Friday, June 18, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Mournful, Soulful Elegy Gentle Delicacy with Waves of Emotion What I hear in this new release (release date June 4, 2021) from (mainly) French progressive outfit NINE SKIES, is a tender and nakedly vulnerable meditation on death, life, and the question of faith. With gentle acoustic guita ... (read more)

Report this review (#2542918) | Posted by Steve Conrad | Saturday, May 15, 2021 | Review Permanlink

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