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Corvus Stone


Crossover Prog

4.03 | 333 ratings

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Mat Cat
5 stars The first Corvus Stone album was brilliant. The 2nd is outstanding. I compare it to raising your 2nd child where you put in all the experience in the education you gained from the 1st one.

As a german DJ of a German Rock/Prog oriented internet station I normally don't write reviews, especially not in English. I comment on air and get feedback in the chat or by mail.

Playing songs like "Boots For Hire", "Purple Stone" or "Scandinavians" on air is a grateful task, my audience takes them on in no time and loves them as I do. Especially their version of "Boots" is mind blowing. The original song by Belgium's "Murky Red" is 10/10 for me, but this cover version extends the length and contents and richness of it and lifts it to another level. It does NOT make the original obsolete, but it lifts it to a sort of "dream level". When you have heard a song you like several times on repeat and go to bed, boozed or not, whilst fading into dreamland the song will play in your brain and your own fantasy will add dream stuff to it and will change it and you will like it even more before you fall asleep. I imagine Corvus Stone did just this, but had a magic dream recording machine running, which made it easy for them to put this fine cover together.

The dream machine was running on quite some of the other tracks too, but you should go and find out yourself. I hope you can spare an evening and listen to this album 3 times in a row, as I did a week after I got it. Before that I only had limited time to sneak into some of the songs and was not totally happy with all of them. But that evening they all started to make sense and as much as I opened up to them, they would open up to me and the 3rd run-through was like living in perfect harmony together. Especially with my "Moaning Lisa", which is track 15 on the album, but has it's 30 second overture "Sneaky Entrance in to Lisa" as track 4? the only thing I could nag about. But as a DJ I can change it to my liking? I played tracks 4 and 15 in a row and was happy.

Mat Cat | 5/5 |


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