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Anyone's Daughter


Symphonic Prog

3.27 | 96 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars Pictor's Metamorphoses is the third album of south german band Anyone's Daughter. It is a concept album of continuous playing time of almost 40 minutes based on a fairy-tale by Herman Hesse.

The album was recorded live on january 18th 1981 during a regular live gig by the band at the town of Heidenheim.

Until then Anyone's Daughter used mainly english song lyrics but with this record they wanted to begin to use their own german language. Having no problem with albums sung in unfamiliar languages I was very interested in listening the new "sound" of the band.

I have to say the music is played excellently as before, and the production quality is very high, sounding as a normal studio recording, with strong rhythm session and warm electric piano, synth and ELOY-like solemn pace.

The difference lies in the continuous alternating of fantastic instrumental efforts and long (slow) recitative parts (in german, as I said before) with light CAMEL-esque background music. It all gives you a sense of continuous interruptions or suspensions that is somehow frustrating.

Still a wonderful and a must have. Not at the very same level of Adonis, though.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |


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