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A CHANGE OF HEART

Golden Avatar

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.28 | 21 ratings

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Argonaught
4 stars Here on PA Golden Avatar is listed under Jazz-Rock/Fusion category; Discogs sages pronounced it Prog Folk.

Both definitions are true and do not contradict each other in the slightest. In fact, A Change Of Heart is an excellent example of peaceful coexistence of a good half-dozen styles. Depending on where in the album you drop the needle, you may hear snippets of lighter electric fusion, or a segment of a well-played New Age ballad, or a good run of folksy prog. The Age of Aquarius, you see, was in full swing in the sun-kissed year 1976.

The lyrics may sound a little too wide-eyed for a hardcore prog disciple, but the vocals are not unpleasant at all, and the way they go about the Hare Krisha, Hare Rama etc. chants is a lot jazzier and user-friendly than George Harrison's, may he rest in peace.

Apart from the usual fusion instruments, Golden Avatar on this album make good use of the strings, congas, flutes, harps and vibes, creating a well-rounded and stimulating listening experience. Well done.

To sum up: a very bright, cheerful, well played and well-timed album. Definitely a good addition to anyone's collection.

Argonaught | 4/5 |

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