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Crossover Prog

3.46 | 100 ratings

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2 stars Good albums are over, I'm afraid. "Kayak" now fully plays some poppy prog (or is it reverse?). They might be called as somewhat "precursory" since most of our beloved bands were adding these "flavours" in the early eighties. "Kayak" didn't wait that long?

My fave is the sweet and delicious "Daphné" which is a good prog adventure: typically Trampish oriented (as usual), fine vocals and quite good backing music to be honest. The closing and passionate guitar break has a bunch of merit to say the least.

But such tracks are not too many on this album. Actually, I'm looking for a second one with a lot of care but can't really find it. The basic qualities from this band didn't disappear: there are fine vocal harmonies like during the title track, good and sweet keys, acceptable orchestrations but what is lacking is skilled song writing.

This is a quite average prog album: nothing too bad though. Tranquil, peaceful music, no problem ("poet...", or the charming "Ruthless Queen"). But not enough to rate it as a good work. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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