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3.40 | 7 ratings

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5 stars I think it's irresponsible to rate a prog album basing on its sound quality. Yes good sound is always more than wanted, but, on the other hand, to be precise, we appreciate a work of music, not a release. Otherwise (for example) Foxtrot by Genesis should be rated 4.5 to 5 for the 1st US press on pink scroll Charisma, 2 to 2.5 for the UK orig and 3 to 3.5 for the Japanese vinyl pressings and some CD versions. It would be absurd, admit it. Yes the sound quality of the only (at least to my knowledge) available live recording by the classic US prog band Babylon is a sort of cauchemar. If compared to the quality of the live recordings by (exempli gratia) Dream Theater. But it's nevertheless OK enough to clearly discern the details of arrangement, instrumentation, musicianship etc. Of course the music is TOO good to put up with the low sound quality. But don't forget, this recording plus the band's first and only studio album is ALL we have. That's all that Babylon left behind. So, I think we have no reason to pick and choose. As for me, I forget about the bad sound (as much as possible) and enjoy the amazing music.
proghaven | 5/5 |


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