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    Posted: March 21 2006 at 08:14

I've been listening to Salem Hill a lot recently (thanks to Snow Dog) and I can thoroughly recommend them to all fans of US prog in the Spocks Beard vein. They're also supposed to be like Kansas but I don't know them well enough to comment. Kansas' violin player David Ragsdale guests on a few of their tracks.

Excellent vocals, very melodic with some brilliant instrumental breaks.

"Not Everybody's Gold" is probably the best I've heard so far, "Robbery of Murder" is also a very powerful concept album which is worth checking out, as is the most recent one "Mimi's Magic Moment".

You should also try "Wanderlust" by Little Atlas, which is similiar and also excellent.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 08:33
My favorite US prog bands along with Echolyn and Djam Karet. "Wanderlust" is simply outstanding and Little Atlas is a band to watch - in many ways they represent the future of prog to me. Prog'n'roll !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 09:16
Originally posted by chopper

 

You should also try "Wanderlust" by Little Atlas, which is similiar and also excellent.

 

I bought it a few weeks ago and rated it on my website recently - very nice album indeed. Their previous one "Surface Serene" is also quite good ... I even prefer it to Wanderlust by a narrow margin.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 10:36
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

Originally posted by chopper

 

You should also try "Wanderlust" by Little Atlas, which is similiar and also excellent.

 

I bought it a few weeks ago and rated it on my website recently - very nice album indeed. Their previous one "Surface Serene" is also quite good ... I even prefer it to Wanderlust by a narrow margin.

Thanks Mike, I'll have to check that one out as well.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 10:54
^ Surface Serene is available on www.eMusic.com ... I'll download it from there tonight. What a nice website ...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 11:21
Thanks to Snow Dog I also have Robery of Murder and Not Everybodys Gold, very good albums
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 11:35

I've just recently acquired "Mimi's magic moment" and "Be" by Salem Hill.

I like "Mimi..." a lot - beautiful work, thoughtfully played; but find "Be" less interesting - rather too simple, cheesy, sometimes popish album, however it's got its moments and some of its melodies are quite catchy- not bad easy listening all together. So bearing in mind that Mimi is their latest and Be is one before last, I can guess that their previous works will be of no interest for me ?

 

   

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 11:47
Originally posted by eugene

I've just recently acquired "Mimi's magic moment" and "Be" by Salem Hill.

I like "Mimi..." a lot - beautiful work, thoughtfully played; but find "Be" less interesting - rather too simple, cheesy, sometimes popish album, however it's got its moments and some of its melodies are quite catchy- not bad easy listening all together. So bearing in mind that Mimi is their latest and Be is one before last, I can guess that their previous works will be of no interest for me ?

 

   

Not really - as far as I know (and heard), all their albums are different.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 11:48
Originally posted by eugene

I've just recently acquired "Mimi's magic moment" and "Be" by Salem Hill.

I like "Mimi..." a lot - beautiful work, thoughtfully played; but find "Be" less interesting - rather too simple, cheesy, sometimes popish album, however it's got its moments and some of its melodies are quite catchy- not bad easy listening all together. So bearing in mind that Mimi is their latest and Be is one before last, I can guess that their previous works will be of no interest for me ?

No, I think you should try "Not everybody's gold", I think it's slightly better than Mimi. I would tend to agree with you about "Be" though, I haven't really got into that one yet.

You could try the live album "Puppet Show", that has a good selection of early stuff.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 18:39
^^Thanks chopper and MikeEnRegalia - will give it a try as well, when chance comes.
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