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4 stars Prog is fun - said Rick Wakeman in the seventies, but usually it is a bit too serious.

This new single by Yesterdays is a cover of The Flower Kings' My Cosmic Lover and the first mix of this song was released on the 4CD box set called "A Flower Full of Stars: a Tribute to The Flower Kings" in 2011.

I love the original version, it has a special vintage vibe to it, but Yesterdays took it even further back in time. This isn't an ordinary cover (a reproduction but in a modern way), they wanted to create something in swingin' sixties style so that the original TFK version would seem like a cover of the Yesterdays song. Clever move. They nailed it: sixties psychedelia, tuvan throat singing, sitar, 12 string chimey electric guitars, distorted vintage bass, Beatles-type vocals (and hidden Beatles references!). Then some baroque recorders are entering the game and a fast extra quote from the Flower Kings: the melody of In the Eyes of the World. After this the song goes even further back in time. Mellow bossa-nova style classical guitar enters with amazing flute playing and Karola Antal's beautiful voice turns the song into real magic. A parody, but with love and respect, in a perfect balance. It's a hit single!

If you want to have some fun and you like The Flower Kings, take a listen and step into Yesterdays' funky time-machine.

My Cosmic Lover? Yes, she's cosmic! Four smiling stars.

Parallels77 | 4/5 |


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