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Mostly Autumn


Prog Folk

3.53 | 145 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars I first heard Mostly Autumn through their third effort, The Last Bright Light. It was a real fine record and I still think it is their very best to this day. As it is my wont with everything I like, I had to find their other works to buy. . And Their debut was the next I could get a hold of in the record store. It was expensive but I bought it anyway (the cover was great!). At the time I was quite disappointed when I heard it. And after a few spins I rarely put it on my CD player. When I decided to write a review, I started to listen to For All We Shared again and nowadays I can say I was a bit premature on my judgement.

Ok, it is no masterpiece. Their mix of Celtic Music and Pink Floyd was not yet fully developed. This record tends much more to the traditional folk path then on the prog rock vein. the one great exception is of course their greatest tune ever: Heroes Never Die has that timeless feeling any classic song must yield. Itīs a great epic and itīs always a joy to hear it. Even with all my disappointment at the time I had to admit this was a hell of a fine tune! There are other good stuff here too, but unfortunately the poor production does not help them much. this is one MO album Iīd love to see remastered.

Still, all the right elements of the famous Mostly Autumn sound are here, but they are not very well mixed or developed, but still they are here and, most of the time, they work even that way. And, in the case of the aforementioned track Heroes Never Die (where the mix did occur), a very nice work!

Rating: something between 3 and 3.5 stars. Good, but not really essential. A promise of better things to come, that would eventually be fulfilled.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |


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