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The Crow
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3 stars Here are the early recording from one of my favorite prog bands from Sweden!

This album is hard to find these days, but I bought it legally on MP3 in a fine site on the Internet. It's a compilation of early recordings of the band along with some preliminary versions of songs which were included in the excellent first album of the band.

The quality of the sound, especially the live tracks, is not the best. But the music shows the great potential that this band had which would later materialize itself in a bunch of splendid records, specifically the first two releases of the band, which are still the best of their career.

Best Tracks: the best tracks are maybe Recall and Abandoned World. But as this songs were included in Today's Report, I would say that His Voice and Warsong are the most valuable songs of this collection of rarities.

Conclusion: if you are new to A.C.T., this early recordings are definitely not the best place to start. But if you like this fine band's music, you will find this compilation very interesting, because it shows the early ideas and style which make A.C.T. great in posterior releases.

My rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |


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