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Poll Question: Your favourite Iceberg album?
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    Posted: October 06 2007 at 23:14
ICEBERG
Spanish 70's jazz-rock outfit with many diversions into more symphonic-rock "waters".
 
Here's a site with some more details:
 
Here's the bio Erik wrote for them here in PA:
 
ICEBERG from the middle of the 70's were easily one of *the* best Progressive bands to come from Spain. This Spanish band ICEBERG came (like Manuel from Fawlty Towers) from Barcelona and consisted of: Max Sune (guitar), Josep Mas Kitflus (keyboards), Primi Sancho (bass) and Jordi Colomer (drums), Angel Riba (voice) could only be heard on the first record. Their style was definitely jazzier but with continuous conversations between the guitars and keyboards in a mixture of fusion and symphonic sounds. The band mixed RETURN FOREVER or THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA's crazy and energetic music and SANTANA's more latin one.

ICEBERG made four studio-albums entitled: “Tutankhamon” (’75), “Coses Nostres” (‘76), “Sentiments” (’77) and “Arc-en-Ciel” (’78). Their final release was the live-LP “En directe” from ’79. Their debut album “Tutankhamon” (eleven tracks) is their most ‘symphonic’: tasteful songs with many shifting moods, ranging from fluent with biting and howling, wah-wah drenched guitar solos to dreamy with floods of choir-Mellotron and tender Fender Rhodes piano. The vocals are often passionate and the interplay between guitar and keyboards is flowing. The other albums contain splendid jazzrock/fusion music with spectacular guitar - and keyboard work. Try for "Coses Nostres" or "Sentiments" as they're a bit better than "En Directe" or "Arc-En-Ciel" though any of these are fantastic. "Coses Nostres" is a very strong release from the ultimate Spanish fusion ensemble. An absolute must if you can find any of the albums. FOR THE FUSION-LOVERS...!
 
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Tutankhamon 1975 3.60
Excellent%20addition%20to%20any%20prog%20music%20collection
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Coses Nostres 1976 4.01
Excellent%20addition%20to%20any%20prog%20music%20collection
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Sentiments 1977 4.50
Excellent%20addition%20to%20any%20prog%20music%20collection
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Iceberg en Directe 1978 4.50
Excellent%20addition%20to%20any%20prog%20music%20collection
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Arc-en-ciel 1979 4.00
Excellent%20addition%20to%20any%20prog%20music%20collection
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2007 at 04:50

Well Avestin, what can I say after publishing my biobraphy about this excellent Spanish band .... Wink! So no surprise I voted for the Tutankhamon, the most symphonic prog inspired album Thumbs%20Up 

            Thanks for supporting the overlooked Spanish progressive rock Clap!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2007 at 09:47
Thanks Erik Smile
 
I myself tend towards Sentiments & Coses Nostres for their great tunes, beautiful passages and mixed sound and style.
This is one band (out of many more) I am very happy to have learned about here in PA.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2007 at 00:46
Originally posted by erik neuteboom erik neuteboom wrote:

Well Avestin, what can I say after publishing my biobraphy about this excellent Spanish band .... Wink! So no surprise I voted for the Tutankhamon, the most symphonic prog inspired album Thumbs%20Up            

Also their least representative and the least interesting in terms of composition.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2007 at 01:01
arc-en-ciel for me :) caminante nocturno is my favourite Iceberg song.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2007 at 05:44
Originally posted by Cesar Inca Cesar Inca wrote:

Originally posted by erik neuteboom erik neuteboom wrote:

Well Avestin, what can I say after publishing my biobraphy about this excellent Spanish band .... Wink! So no surprise I voted for the Tutankhamon, the most symphonic prog inspired album Thumbs%20Up            

Also their least representative and the least interesting in terms of composition.
 
Indeed!
 
Actually this one irked me so much I did not put any tracks in my compilation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coses Nostres than Sentiments for me.
 
Nice poll Assaf


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2007 at 00:07
Sentiments here!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2007 at 22:41
Had an Iceberg marathon Saturday a fwe weeks back - can be quite the experience, set me up in a rather cheerful and motivated state of mind.
Recommended band. Go for Coses Nostres or Sentiments.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2007 at 14:42
I just purchase the whole catalogue of Iceberg and i reaches to conclusion that the best for me is Sentiments. The rest are also good, but this is the best Icerberg album.  Great band from Spain and recommended for anykind of listnersThumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2007 at 14:58
With a mention that Arc en ciel is from 1978 not 1979 and the EP live Iceberg en directe is from 1979 so vice versa. That's all folks
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