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TURN OF THE TIDE

Barclay James Harvest

 

Crossover Prog

2.56 | 97 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars When this album was released in 1981, I went with a few friends to a BJH concert in The Hague. It was completely sold out although BJH was a band that was hardly on the Dutch radio. I enjoyed the concert but I was wondering which one of the two keyboardplayers was Woolly Wolstenholme. Later I discovered that he had left the band, goodbey Mr. Mellotron! On this album I miss his wonderful Mellotron-drenched sound but the two keyboardplayers do a decent job with a varied and modern sound. But this is not the BJH I like, the songs sound too polished and are too short (I prefer long compositions that carries me away), only two tracks are clocking above the 5 minutes. It's a tasteful album but far away from the compelling Seventies sound that BJH delivered, the music has turned from moving progressive rock into pleasant, melodic pop with progressive tendencies. No less and more.
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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