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3 stars 3,5 realy

Moontan is considered the most acomplished GE album from their career, both musicaly and comercialy. Most of the listners, the ones not so familiar with GE catalogue overall and for those who progressive rock is a daylife style, consider this album a milestone of the ,70 music. To some point I,m agree, is one of the best , if not the best they ever done but I,m still more attracted to Walls of dolls then on this one, but this is seconded for sure in many ways. Despite the comercial succes of the album, to me they manage to become realy great on only couple of pieces like on The Vanilla Queen, without hesitation the best piece of the album and the most proggiers they ever done and Radar love, a hit that make them giants in thst period, the rst of the tracks are ok g good for sure, but they have that mainstream and accesible attitude, a thing that was not available on their selftitled album from 1970 aka walls of dolls. This album besides a very strong cover art is not in particular very exciting overall release, realy why is considered better then Together or Wall os dolls. Besides the good rocking tunes like Are You Receiving Me and Suzy lunacy, not mentioning here the last tune The vanilla queen, this album is fairly ok and nothing more, I think is little over rated IMO. Sometimes this album in manner of composing and atmosphere is similar with second album of Capability Brown (the one with red zipper lips on front cover) if any of you know this band, and I know some of you do, that mid comercial prog rock with catchy rock songs and energic moments. So, while is a good album to my ears, Moontan always remains a hit and miss album for me, and I,m not going witht he crowd and saying that is a masterpiece or something alike, is a fairly good album for sure with at least couple of songs being great, one of then a prog gem The vanillan queen and the other Radar love as major hit, the rest are nothing more then ok tunes.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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