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    Posted: October 22 2013 at 17:05
First of all, I've searched for a thread for this album, and I can't seem to find one, so I'm starting this one. Apologies if it's already been discussed, but I really want to say a few things about it.

I bought this album "blind", ie. I didn't hear any of the music before I picked up the CD, and I didn't specifically intend to get this album when I did get it. But boy, what an album I did get! Just fantastic progressive rock! One of the main things I got is how "full" it is. 12 tracks on it, and quite a few of those are in the high 5-mins and over 6 mins. And then, after all that, there's still room for a big four-part, 19-minute epic at the end.

It's about as solid and confident a debut album as you can get, and I for one certainly hope it's not the last we hear of Sound of Contact.


Edited by RoeDent - October 22 2013 at 17:06
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I also like Sound of Contact.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2013 at 02:04
Yep its a good one. Its nice to hear Simon Collins sounding so much like his Dad at times. A bit of Duke era vibe going on to my ears. Overall its pleasant and enjoyable and very melodic but won' be 'hard' enough to please the modern prog fan. I would however class it as neo not crossover. 4 star album and will be on my top ten list for the year.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2013 at 14:24
Originally posted by richardh

Yep its a good one. Its nice to hear Simon Collins sounding so much like his Dad at times. A bit of Duke era vibe going on to my ears. Overall its pleasant and enjoyable and very melodic but won' be 'hard' enough to please the modern prog fan. I would however class it as neo not crossover. 4 star album and will be on my top ten list for the year.

I should point out that I meant Phil Collins drumming style not the singing side which I guess Simon doesn't do.
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Originally posted by RoeDent

First of all, I've searched for a thread for this album, and I can't seem to find one, so I'm starting this one. Apologies if it's already been discussed, but I really want to say a few things about it.
 
You'll find some info about this album in this thread from back in January this year: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=91400.
 
And yes, it is rather a good album!  Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kjprogger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2013 at 17:46
I need to spend more time with this cd, but I have enjoyed it the few times I've played it. Its quite fun to hear Simon's dad's influence on the drums. Very Duke's Travels-ish.
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It's got some real stinker moments but its not horrid.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2013 at 00:58
Originally posted by Horizons

It's got some real stinker moments but its not horrid.

thanks for that glowing recommendationLOL
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