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Tyburn Tall


Heavy Prog

3.13 | 35 ratings

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3 stars Tyburn Tall was an obscure heavy prog band from Germany formed in late '60's and releasing one album in 1972 selftitled. The name of the band as the booklet of the CD show us, a reissue by famous Garden of Delights label in 1994+ 2 bonus tracks, was taken from a tall tree that served as a hanging tree in the small English town of Tyburn during the Cromwell era, quite inresting and unusual aswell name. Hammond diven heavy prog album, used by lots of bands in that period, sound if I combine Atomic Rooster with Uriah Heep and here and there some jazzy moments not far from Colosseum. The result is ok, but is not a fantastic release, lenghty pieces, 3 out of 4 are over 10 min long with nice moods and organ interludes ok with guitar, but the sound is to muddy and not very polished , sounds like a live album to me. Also if instrumental passages are ok most ofthe time, the voice of Klaus Fresenius who uses a semi operatic vocal parts not far from famous Byron, but the expectations are mediocre, to much time is almost unpleasent if not boring, just to be checked opening track War game, the weakest piece from here, almost a desaster. The positive and most vibrant tunes are In The Heart of The Cities and the bonus tracks , both Colosseum cobvers, but sounding very ok here in this context. Well, a most of the time a pleasent album, but falls in the category of one or two listnings and is enough for the next decade, at least for me. 3 stars with indulgens.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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