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    Posted: May 01 2018 at 04:45
Finally George is the epitome of flawlessly arranged and recorded prog-rock – endlessly deep tracks that ache with the pain of separation. With addictive walls of sound that repeatedly build up to monumental proportions.
Sophisticated melodies, held together by forceful arrangements, are melded with harmonious vocals, heavy-metal guitar riffs, opulent keyboards, cinematic strings and epic choruses.
What originally started as a private, non-commercial project has increasingly become more professional, which should come as no surprise given that Finally George is the brainchild of a well-known sound artist in Hamburg’s studio scene.
Here, he performs the roles of producer, session musician and commissioned composer. ‘I have always been inspired by progressive bands such as Genesis, Blackfield and Supertramp. Unlike them, however, I concentrate more on emotions.’
For the percussion parts, he found someone whose name carries serious weight in the music business: Todd Sucherman, the drummer of legendary US rock band Styx, who works as an online session drummer in his spare time.
And he clearly loves it, as is apparent in the short videos of the Finally George sessions that he posted on Facebook – which have created plenty of international buzz in anticipation of the project.
The album also features Erlend Krauser (ex-member of Lake), John Engehausen and Ralf Bittermann on guitar. The gnarled sounds of the Hammond organ come courtesy of Detlef Bösche, whereas Georg secured the services of pianist Matthias Pogoda for the title track Life Is A Killer.
The result is a prog-rock album with numerous melodious pop elements, mastered by no less a figure than Grammy Award winner Tim Young – the icing on the cake of such a visionary project.
Is it prog, pop, prog-pop or maybe even a whole new genre? What really matters is the mastermind who goes by the name of Georg. Ultimately, it always comes back to George – Finally George.
Finally George would appeal to Steven Wilson fans.
Homepage http://www.finallygeorge.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/finallygeorgemusic/
Samples and discography https://finallygeorge.bandcamp.com/releases
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2018 at 10:53
Good Album. I like it very much.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2018 at 09:05
Brilliant album. Not only for Wilson fans.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2018 at 15:18
Finally George is the brainchild of German sound artist Georg Hahn. After many years as a musician and sound producer in the Hamburg music scene he finally fulfilled his dream of creating his first solo album, inspired by bands such as Genesis, Blackfield and Supertramp. For his ambitious work he managed to assemble guest musicians, like ex-Lake guitarist Erlend Krauser, and drummer Todd Sucherman, who replaced John Panozzo in the band Styx.

Finally George – Life Is A Killer
http://finallygeorge.bandcamp.com/releases

1. Tears of a million lies 5.44
2. Walk with me 7.08
3. She 6.56
4. Ghost 6.10
5. Remember me 7.41
6. I'll be there 7.02
7. Time stands still 5.40
8. Way home 4.58
9. Human 6.35
10. Life is a killer 7.00
Total Time 64:54
    
Finally George – vocals / guitars / bass / keyboards
Todd Sucherman – drums / percussion
Erlend Krauser – guitar solo (2, 8) / additional guitar (1, 3, 4, 8)
John Engehausen – guitar solo (4)
Ralf Bitterman – guitar solo (6)
Fiete Felsch – flute (7)
Matthias Pogoda – piano (10)
Detlef Bösche – Hammond A-100 organ (10).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2018 at 16:20
Hmmm, not bad but I cannot feel such a progressive essence enough to give a positive vote ... 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2019 at 00:22
Added to Crossover. Thanks for your patience.
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