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Unitopia - Covered Mirror Vol. 1 - Smooth As Silk CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

3.93 | 101 ratings

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4 stars There are many ways to fail a cover album, but Unitopia falls to none of them. Track selections don't have clichés (although some parts of the Yes and Genesis medleys could be considered such, but don't we all love those classics?), instrumentation is splendid and professional all the way, and doesn't include any mindless soloing. Still the versions here are pretty original sounding and interesting, my favourite being the downbeat Owner of a Lonely Heart at the end of the Yes Medley. Other great ones, of which I have yet to hear the original, are the catchy Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft and the beautiful and Even In the Quietest Moments. The side title "Smooth as Silk" fits the cd perfectly, as the mood remains sweet, calm and acoustic-based throughout the album. This is those ones that you like to put on in the evening, preferably served with a cup of green tea (as I did right now).
Morsenator | 4/5 |


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