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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 901 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars From the first time my dad put a tape with this record in casette player, I knew that I will love it. These five stars doesn't mean that it's better than for example Dark Side of The Moon, but in it's category, instrumental prog music, or to be more specific, keyboard/synth, is's one of the best. It has quiet passages, louder ones, normal ones, nice ones, weird ones. This simply has all kinds of things this genre should have. And while listening to Catherine Parr, last song on this album and thinking that's great to know that so many others feel it in same way as I do.


EDIT 10/05/14 - And so it holds. After many listens, after long time with this album, it still feels good to listen it. Many Classical music composers probably would want to sound like complex arrangements on this record (of course, they didn't have needed equipment). Atmosphere reminds Renaissance very well, faithfully. There are no mistakes or weaker parts, everything is enjoyable. It's like Prog utopia.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |


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