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3.98 | 625 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Davies and Hodgson may have shared in the song writing credits, but they each wrote their own songs seperately from each other. They also sang the songs they wrote and on this album as on "Crime Of the Century" they take turns with their songs. So on "Crime Of The Century" Hodgson sings his songs 1, 3, 5 and 7 while Davies has 2, 4, 6 and 8. And on this album Hodgson's songs are 1, 3, 5 and 7 and Davies are 2, 4 and 6. Pretty cool eh !

"Give A Lttle Bit" features strumming guitar and Hodgson's wondrous vocals.The sax as usual sounds great in this song that is like a warm, sunny, summers day.This is the song that caused me to buy this Lp back in 1977. "Lover Boy" opens with a piano melody as vocals come in. I love the sound 3 minutes in and after with the guitar that comes and goes.The song speeds up after 5 minutes with more guitar. "Even In The Quietest Moments" opens with birds singing as the acoustic guitar plays. Sax comes in, then the vocals as the drums slowly pound. Great tune !

"Downstream" is a ballad with piano and vocals. "Babaji" starts off slowly but becomes very passionate. A very catchy song. "From Now On" has some amazing piano melodies from Davies. The ending is quite uplifting as sax, piano and drums are joined by everyone on vocals. "Fool's Overture" opens with piano and samples of children playing, church bells and Sir William Churchill. The song starts to accelerate. This is what we in Canada call the W5 section, this was the theme music for this investigative news program called W5 that was on TV up here that I used to watch sometimes. I love the vocals after 5 minutes especially when Hodgson cries "I know, I know, I know" as his vocals trail off into the soundscape. Then we hear a sax solo followed by the wind blowing. Nice.

Although not as good as their masterpiece "Crime Of The Century" this one is still a very good record and well worth checking out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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