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    Posted: May 19 2005 at 22:18

Any fans of this fine 70es band from Scotland ???

They had some quality classical/folk/mellotron/prog albums like Act one,Waters of change and Pathfinder.These were excellent.After these I lost track of them ,though i know they had 4 or so albums out after.Any of you guys familiar with the latter??

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2005 at 22:56
Ye wud tink th'laist lp, "The Final Curtain" wud be th' two-bob bits -the sh*ts - but tis a purely belta yen indeed.

Reel spiffin' lp ,but almaist as hard tae find as rockin' horse Rodneys.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 07:27

Originally posted by wallace

Ye wud tink th'laist lp, "The Final Curtain" wud be th' two-bob bits -the sh*ts - but tis a purely belta yen indeed.

Reel spiffin' lp ,but almaist as hard tae find as rockin' horse Rodneys.

Captain Highliner...wud you say??

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 07:29
Originally posted by wallace

Ye wud tink th'laist lp, "The Final Curtain" wud be th' two-bob bits -the sh*ts - but tis a purely belta yen indeed.

Reel spiffin' lp ,but almaist as hard tae find as rockin' horse Rodneys.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 07:59
Sigod,seems puir Wallace bin th'proverbial albatross arund somain's necks fur puckle days now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 08:01
Actually Sigod , Wallace popped in about at the same time you did! how Strange!!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 08:02
Originally posted by gr8dane

Any fans of this fine 70es band from Scotland ???


They had some quality classical/folk/mellotron/prog albums like Act one,Waters of change and Pathfinder.These were excellent.After these I lost track of them ,though i know they had 4 or so albums out after.Any of you guys familiar with the latter??



To which band would you compare them?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 08:58

 

Well, I wasn't specifically asked, but I would compare them with The Nice and early Deep Purple (pre-Gillan): some people also mention BO as closel yrelated to Cressida, but I've never heard anaything by the latter so...

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 09:05
The only one I really like is Pathfinder, which is a little heavier and has
some hilarious Satanic type lyrics. And a cover of Macarthur Park! Act One
is all right too.

I find the band a little twee overall, but it's still fun to listen to. Their last
album, Get Your Dog Off Me, is one of the worst albums I've ever heard,
despite the title!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 09:08
Hmmm..
Nice and DP have nothing to do with cressida...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 09:35

Their first album 'Act One' is very stupid and silly, but I have to say their track 'Time Machine' is one of the very best prog songs by anybody ever, plus 'Pathfinder' is a solidly enjoyable album.

Good band, all in all.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 14:50

They played at my school once, happy days....

They made three good albums, Act one, Waters of Change, and Pathfinder. Waters of change is my favourite, highly melodic, with great mellotron.

After that they lost it, with the exception of a nice cover of Classical Gas on Get your dog off me.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 18:03
Originally posted by oliverstoned

Originally posted by gr8dane

Any fans of this fine 70es band from Scotland ???


They had some quality classical/folk/mellotron/prog albums like Act one,Waters of change and Pathfinder.These were excellent.After these I lost track of them ,though i know they had 4 or so albums out after.Any of you guys familiar with the latter??



To which band would you compare them?

 

I can't really compare them to anybody.They are one of a kind.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 18:05
Originally posted by Easy Livin

They played at my school once, happy days....

They made three good albums, Act one, Waters of Change, and Pathfinder. Waters of change is my favourite, highly melodic, with great mellotron.

After that they lost it, with the exception of a nice cover of Classical Gas on Get your dog off me.

Happy days indeed.

I agree with you .

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2005 at 19:37

 

First two albums are supurbulous

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2005 at 20:23
I have act 1 and pathfinder.  I thought I had another but I guess I must have loaned it to someone hehehe.  From what I remember, I actually liked the playing a lot.  Didn't it sound like they were just messing around, I mean in a good way?  Popping in and out of well known classical passages in the middle of regular organ solo bits.  I also remember wishing the singer would stfu.  Anyhow, great band from what I remember.  I guess I'll have to pull that disc out and blow the dust off it too.  I already found the Eno
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2005 at 06:56
I like very much track "Witch" on Pathfinder.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2005 at 22:29
I have Act One, superb organ album, can't wait to try the next two
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2005 at 02:26
i've only heard the mpegs from this site "Time Machine" and "MacArthur Park" and I really like them both. I think they're a mix of Tull and Gentle Giant, going only on those two songs, though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2005 at 08:39
I loved the Act One album!The way they deliver classical music through rock culture is superb!!
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