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Happy The Man


Eclectic Prog

3.87 | 266 ratings

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4 stars I only knew Happy the Man by name, because Kit Watkins played in Camel and the biography mentioned Happy the Man.

I always thought it would be really poppy music, because Caravan was pop at the time, and Camel was pop at the time, and Keats was also pop.

I couldn't have been more wrong. This album is a perfect crossover of jazzrock fusion ala Return to Forever/Wheather Report and progrock ala Camel, Caravan, Rick Wakeman (solo), but then even more instrumental.

1977 is an odd year to release such music, maybe the United States didn't have the punkwave we did in Europe. Anyway, this is a treat for my ears, and wow, Kit Watkins is an extremely talented keyboardist and has some really nice sounds in his synths.

Thanks to this album I rate him as high as Rick Wakeman and Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea. This is strongly recommended to any prog/jazzrock enthousiast.

Kingsnake | 4/5 |


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