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SMALLCREEP'S DAY

Mike Rutherford

 

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3.70 | 174 ratings

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4 stars This record is the best and the most progressive one from Mike Rutherford. Anthony Phillips on modern keyboards is a sure value: he creates addictive, memorable, introspective and enigmatic floating atmospheres which you are never tired of. Mike's electric guitar solos are very good and melodic, although his sound is not better than on Genesis' Duke album. Sometimes mellow & nostalgic, sometimes loaded with fast drums, this record can be listened from A to Z without any problem. Noel McCalla's lead vocals are EXCELLENT: he sounds a bit like Max Bacon (the GTR singer), with a much more soothing voice. Simon Phillips' drums are very good, refined and rather complex. It is not exaggerated to say that the "Smallcreep's day" album slightly sounds like Genesis around 1980: the difference is that it is much more progressive and less pop than Genesis. "Time & time again" is a rather soft FM romantic song, as reveal the melodic piano + guitars and the tender lead vocals. All the tracks are at least very good.

Rating: 4.5 stars

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