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Crossover Prog

3.71 | 83 ratings

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4 stars Brilliantly original progressive rock masterpiece from England. SAMURAI blend heavy classical elements with a strong progressive rock 70's landscpae. SAMURAI was an offshoot of the band WEB led by Dave Lawson (GREENSLADE). SAMURAI blend the classical brass ensemble of MAXOPHONE (a variety of Saxes and flutes) with the musical depth of GENESIS and VAN DER GRAFF. SAMURAI is a very original band which I would classify somewhere in the Classical, Jazz, Psychedelic progressive region of music. SAMURAI delivers highly involved, complex prog which will surely keep your ears tuned into the speakers. Considering the age of this recording (1971) the CD transfer is absolutly stunning and much of the CD sounds so full and rich that it out-performs some of the severely overpriced 90's re-mastered versions. A couple of unreleased live tracks have been added at the end and they offers a great perspective on the eally live years of the band making this a highly collectible piece of prog history. I heartly endorse this album...
loserboy | 4/5 |


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