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Magna Carta


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3.50 | 47 ratings

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4 stars This is a quasi-masterpiece of folk prog music full of refined details. The warm & pleasant acoustic bass contributes to give a slight jazzy tendency to the whole. The tracks are so good that even the country electric guitar parts are absolutely excellent. Everything is well put at the right time, at the right place: the palpable harmony is a strong point on this record. There are practically no psychedelic, spacy or experimental passage: everything is just down to earth; it is a pure, positive and sane music, excellent for your soul. The presence of a few orchestral arrangements, narration passages and many grand backing chants enhance the value of the tracks. The exemplary balance between all the instruments is quite noticeable. The quality of the recording is almost irreproachable considering the release year. Among the wide range of similitudes, let's mention Alan Parson's project, Ray Conniff and Barclay James Harvest. The music is not extremely complex, while being not simple, but the fluidity, the catchiness and the dangerously addictive character more than compensate.

Rating: 4.5 stars

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