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McDonald & Giles


Crossover Prog

3.37 | 152 ratings

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3 stars This one will leave you waiting for a grandouse and pompous orchestral majesty. But they don't take as much from King Crimson as one expects; in fact, it has a very Caravan sound to it (and some beatle-esque moments). Suite in C has a great mad jazzy bridge, and then a sort of D section with orchestral background until we get to a more speedy version of the A segment.

The rest is rather lightweight material mostly with nice poppy and jazzy injections, starting with "Flight Of The Ibis" which seemed to be reworked in KC's In The Wake Of Poseidon as "Cadence and Cascade" has also a more beatle-esque approach. "Is She Waiting" is an acoustic unbombastic ballad, "Tomorrow's People" is more of the same Caravan sound with another jazzy bridge (less amazing than "Suite In C" in my opinion) but not bad and the "epic" has an amusing sax solo before an ascending bridge starts while the music slows down; after some other ups and downs a full orchestra joins in for the great finale.

Enjoyable album, whilst not a masterpiece. I suggest you wait and buys some more albums before trying this one. 3 1/2 stars

Chus | 3/5 |


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