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3.95 | 382 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars Well, what we have here? Wow that's fantastic! A symphonic tour de force by this mythic german ELP inspired band.

I didn't think of such a high level of quality. They do not seem to search to impress the audience with complex tecnicisms. Nevertheless the whole thing sounds pompous, superb and involving. No weak point. Every section of the two extended tracks is wonderful. Excellent also the vocal parts (from mellow to rough) and the melodic parts with acoustic guitar- Hammond organ, moog synthesizer, electric and grand piano at their best. Jurgen Fritz's performance is absolutely stunning. Hat off.

I find Illusions a little bit more varied in sound and instruments than the other classic album Spartacus (especially in the second part) thanks to feminine background choruses, trumpet and tenor sax on second side and also strings section (violins, viola and cello). Many shifting moods, powerful and dramatic parts alternating with mellower classical and acoustic jewels.

No more to say. A big applause to Triumvirat. No problem their main inspiration comes from ELP. This music is just superb.

4.5 stars.

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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