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You And I


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3.57 | 23 ratings

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4 stars Exit is the third You and I album and in my opinion the best one. We say in Hungary: három a magyar igazság - three is the Hungarian truth/way and this is true in this case.

The line-up is the same as on their second album "GO", but you can really tell that they've been playing a lot together and this album is better crafted and more powerful.

This album is based and inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead so the concept of this record is very spiritual, the lyrics are beautiful, and this time everything is in Hungarian.

The only downside for me are the 4 short narrated "songs", I feel it's too much, too pathetic. But the songs are fantastic, very YES inspired this time.

Favorite tracks: Ősfény (Ancient Light) and Kelet (East). The last track Mátrix is summing up the musical themes on the album, closing this conceptual record as deserved.

In 2005 the band had a revival with a fresh line-up playing this album live acoustic. I've heard there was a plan to release these EXIT shows on a CD, but unfortunately this hasn't happened, but three members of the last line-up (Emese Kozma-Kis - flute, Ákos Bogáti-Bokor - guitar and Dávid Kósa - percussion) recorded the first YESTERDAYS album called Holdfénykert and another fine Hungarian symphonic prog band was born. Meanwhile keyboard player Gergő Szabó did some more Exit shows with his new band M.A.Y.A. since You and I has ended their active career.

Fans of Hungarian prog will enjoy this album very much, fans of symphonic prog with female vocals will enjoy this too. Highly recommended, four strong shiny prog stars.

Stargirl79 | 4/5 |


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