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TURN OF THE TIDE

Barclay James Harvest

 

Crossover Prog

2.56 | 95 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
Prog Reviewer
1 stars ONE LEFT AND THE WHOLE COLLAPSED (CONTINUED)

Their previous album "Eyes Of The Universe was a pure nightmare of uninspired songs. Can BJH revert to something better ?

I am afraid that it is not with this totally useless work that they will do so. Very poor music almost all the way throug. Pop/disco/AOR flavour. Do you like them ? I don't. Their magnificent compositions full of emotions and melody : all gone. Did you say prog ? Forget it !

Just a bunch of very poor numbers like "Back to the Wall" (slow disco beat), "Highway For Fools" and "Death Of A City" (another attempts of rock songs). "I'm Like a Train" is a boring and repetitive track and "Doctor Doctor" is on par. Insipid and tasteless.

A song as "Life Is for Living" is a rip off from "Cecilia" from Simon & Garfunkel.

As in their previous release, there will be some bearable tracks of which "Echoes and Shadows" and "In Memory of the Martyrs", but this is of course far enough to make a decent album.

At this time of their career, I'm not sure I will have the strenght to go on and review their whole catalogue (like I use to do for each band I have reviewed so far). One star of course.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |

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