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José Cid


Symphonic Prog

4.26 | 209 ratings

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4 stars I'm portuguese and i can tell you that the notion we have of our own music is extremely outdated and it has been so for quite some time. That, along with the pratically non existing support from labels and other established artists, lead to the absolut unawareness that an artist such as José Cid, who unfortunatly is best known for uninterresting pop tunes with a sort of an ethereal and mythical feel to it, are not rigthfully rewarded for the most meaningfull work they produce. We are used to having a very light aproach to everything that we do and unfortunately that is also the case in all sorts of cultural matters. They rarely have the atention and credit they should have. That's why an album of excellent conception by an extraordinary artist such as this is forgotten and by doing so they 'kill' the artist. I found out about this album trough an afternoon tv show. One of those only old ladies and house keepers watch while waiting for the soap opera to start. I was never that much interrested in Jose Cid's work up until then and now I'm a fan. This is trully a masterpiece not only for portuguese music but for any prog music made anywhere around the world. We do have tallented and smart people making music here. but the ones who are supposed to be listening are not that smart and they have no idea of what to look for in a song or in an album. 'Singalong' is king here and most singalong songs are terrible here. It's a shame we have lo live somewhere where we feel sorry for those we know are good but are not allowed a propper way of showing their work to the ones who are really interested in it. To me there is no such thing as a music business in Portugal, and if there is, it's nothing more than a business. Poor José. Still... way to go.
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