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3.87 | 101 ratings

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3 stars While their first effort was solidly anchored in the heavy sounds, this one (at least partially) is a more a traditional Italian symphonic work. But it doesn't mean that it is full of tranquil and pastoral moods.

It starts kicking nicely during Travelling the Spectrum of the Soul. Very strong keyboard attack (hi Keith) but fine mellotron work as well. The song is complex and mixes several influences. Even folkish for a while. During this brief moment it sounds almsot as a medieval tune, but it won't last for long. All of a sudden the listener is transported into the most modern and beautiful sounds that this genre (and only this one) is able to offer. A very strong part indeed. My fave from this album.

A certain psychedelia also perspires from this work especially during the first part of The Valley Of Mists. But this one is soon turning to those heavier sounds, typical of the band. Much less romantic.

I can cope with the comparison to Tull (during their hard-rocking days) but couldn't find any trace of Led Zep in here. But I should maybe listen more Led Zep music.

Sun Supreme is an interesting album which investigates several musical genre but I do not consider this one as a masterpiece. A good album with a fine Yes oriented finale during Divinity .

Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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