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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)


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3.58 | 8 ratings

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Evandro Martini
4 stars Take a Pebble, by ELP, is probably the best feature here, it's one of the first concerts ofthe band, and you can see they're really enjoying the show. Greg Lake sings very, very well, and in the end he can make a siimple child song become a great prog tune, with his powerful voice. Caravan plays For Richard, in a concert in 1990, and the show is great. Jimmy Hastings playing live is very interesting to see. Curved Air's Vivaldi is a bit boring, because the violinist improvises so much... Family is not a prog band, at least in my opinion, so I don't know why they're here. Focus plays Hocus Pocus much like the original song, their live versions used toi be more original. Rick Wakeman actually does not play Journey to the Centre of the Earth, he plays a medley of two songs from Six Wives of Henry VIII. It's stunning to see his fast fingers and the dozens of keyboards around him. Barclay James Harvest is the last one, with Mockingbird, in a decent version, with good moments of the keyboardist, and a loud and noticeable bass.

A good introduction for people who are new at the genre, with songs and bands that go beyond commonplace.

Evandro Martini | 4/5 |


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