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The Greatest Show On Earth


Eclectic Prog

4.10 | 89 ratings

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5 stars One of my favourite bands of all time. Have owned this LP for many years and its been played to death. The great thing about the GSOE is the wide variety of instruments used. Being an 8 piece outfit, this is inevitable I suppose. Featuring a the usual guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, the line is boosted with a 3 piece brass/woodwind/percussion section. Each musician has their own solo spot here, however the tracks on this LP are still kept to a fairly short and easily structured format. Quality of the compositions are high throughout, every one stands out on its own merits. The one lengthy compostion here is the title track. Featuring lots of sections, atmospheres and individual solos, this alone will appeal to and fan on early 70's prog. A truly brilliant LP from start to finish, not to metion a stunning cover!

Word of warning - anyone purchasing the CD version, should seek the single Repertoire version rahter than the 2 on 1 re-issue with their 2nd LP. The title track on this 2 on 1 has been horribly edited to fit the CD.

kingdhansak | 5/5 |


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