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Crossover Prog definition

Crossover Prog contains progressive rock music that, though 100% progressive, may have a musical connection to popular music-- whether it be the lack of emphasis on extended compositions, or an influence from mainstream music in addition to classical, jazz and folk. Compositions, however, still exhibit a high degree of sophistication, sometimes outright complexity, and the musicianship and virtuosity is often on a par with established Prog acts. Much like their kin in the established prog sub-genres, these groups will incorporate many major parts of what defines prog rock: the fusing of rock with the structures and discipline of more traditional musics, the use of syntheisizers and new technologies, intelligent thematics, and the expansion of the form.

The defining characteristics of Crossover Prog are a pop music influence that is largely vacant in typical prog rock. Songs tend toward shorter, more concise presentations though still reach beyond the typical verse, bridge, chorus pattern. The harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structures may be more easily digested in Crossover while not losing the musical integrity that a prog listener expects. Whereas Prog Related bands are generally commercial groups with certain prog elements or players that were involved in prog acts, Crossover Prog artists are predominantly progressive with elements of popular music.

The most representative examples for this genre include The MOODY BLUES, SUPERTRAMP, DREDG, CINEMA SHOW, RADIOHEAD.

- written by micky (Michael) and Chus (Jesus)

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Crossover Prog Top Albums


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4.31 | 1460 ratings
CRIME OF THE CENTURY
Supertramp
4.31 | 1223 ratings
OMMADAWN
Oldfield, Mike
4.30 | 1880 ratings
THE RAVEN THAT REFUSED TO SING (AND OTHER STORIES)
Wilson, Steven
4.29 | 1313 ratings
HAND. CANNOT. ERASE.
Wilson, Steven
4.22 | 907 ratings
DOOMSDAY AFTERNOON
Phideaux
4.20 | 1659 ratings
GRACE FOR DROWNING
Wilson, Steven
4.20 | 796 ratings
PETER GABRIEL 3 [AKA: MELT]
Gabriel, Peter
4.19 | 778 ratings
SNOWTORCH
Phideaux
4.17 | 966 ratings
ENGLISH ELECTRIC (PART ONE)
Big Big Train
4.17 | 744 ratings
DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
Moody Blues, The
4.18 | 511 ratings
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iamthemorning
4.17 | 694 ratings
THE UNDERFALL YARD
Big Big Train
4.13 | 561 ratings
NIGHT
Gazpacho
4.10 | 1065 ratings
TUBULAR BELLS
Oldfield, Mike
4.13 | 383 ratings
HOUNDS OF LOVE
Bush, Kate
4.33 | 86 ratings
THE EDGES OF TWILIGHT
Tea Party, The
4.13 | 333 ratings
SPIRIT OF EDEN
Talk Talk
4.20 | 157 ratings
THE SHAMING OF THE TRUE
Gilbert, Kevin
4.12 | 334 ratings
ONES & ZEROS - VOLUME 1
3RDegree
4.08 | 768 ratings
ENGLISH ELECTRIC (PART TWO)
Big Big Train

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Tea Club, The
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Wright, Richard
STANDING STONE
Oliver

Latest Crossover Prog Music Reviews


 Jas Gripen by GALLERY album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.41 | 18 ratings

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Jas Gripen
Gallery Crossover Prog

Review by TenYearsAfter

3 stars "FIRST REVIEW OF THIS ALBUM"

This is a Norwegian five piece band, this debut CD entitled Jas Grippen is released in 2007. The music reminds me of their progrock neighbours Anekdoten, because of the melancholical vocals and the dynamics between the mellow parts and fluent rhythms. But Gallery sounds more raw and but not Mellotron drenched, in fact you can categorize it as melodic rock with progressive tendencies.

Gallery plays tight and powerful, especially in the songs with fluent rhythms and propulsive guitar work, accompanied by an adventurous rhythm-section. The guitarplay is tasteful (from relaxed twanging chords to fiery and howling soli) and the keyboards sound functional but varied and pleasant (from piano and organ to even some violin-Mellotron. This band has chosen for tastefully arranged compositions instead of complexity and many soli. If you like melodic rock with progressive ideas, this is a band to check out.

Unfortunately no signs from Gallery after this fine debut effort.

 Lunatic Soul by LUNATIC SOUL album cover Studio Album, 2008
4.02 | 353 ratings

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Lunatic Soul
Lunatic Soul Crossover Prog

Review by TenYearsAfter

3 stars Lunatic Soul is a Polish musical project that features two Riverside members: singer/bass player Mariusz Duda and keyboardplayer Michal Lapaj (he plays in two songs with his Hammond organ). Because of Mariusz his melancholical moods and fascination for madness I didn't expect 'In Dulci Jubilo-like songs'. Especially not because he is the only one who plays in all songs, he has written all lyrics and he turns out to be a multi-instrumentalist with a very important role on this album. After this debut CD Lunatic Soul released another five studio-albums, their latest effort is from this year (2018) and entitled Under the Fragmented Sky.

The music on this debut CD is not similar to Riverside, that's a plus for Lunatic Soul. Only a few songs are in the vein of the typical Heavy Prog Riverside sound like the titletrack, Where The Darkness Is Deeper (hypnotising with orcehstral keyboards) and Drift (dreamy with warm vocals and sensitive electric guitar). But in general Lunatic Soul sounds more subdued and more atmospheric, from sultry and dreamy to hypnotizing. I would like to describe Mariusz his vocals as 'impressionistic' the way he colours the compositions (pretty dark in my opinion). His strongest contributions are in the second, very compelling part of the titletrack (expressive with lush Hammond support) and the strongly build-up The Final Truth (from a dreamy first part to a bombastic finale with emotional vocals). In a few songs you can enjoy ethnic instruments like the kalimba ('thumb-piano') in the titletrack and the 'quzheng' (Koto) in the Far Eastern sounding Waiting For The Dawn.

I am sure the fans of Mariusz his distinctive vocals will be pleased with the album but you have to be up to the more subdued and atmospheric sound. But I love the way Lunatic Soul use a wide range of interesting instruments, and succeeds to put emotion in their music.

My rating: 3,5 star.

 Music Of The Spheres by OLDFIELD, MIKE album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.02 | 176 ratings

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Music Of The Spheres
Mike Oldfield Crossover Prog

Review by thief

2 stars I never believed in classical music with rock elements, at least not in the long run. For certain there are examples of succesful songs merging two esthetics, but to have an entire album/symphony with such underlying philosophy? I don't think one could justify it with Moody Blues or Pink Floyd. Better examples of this approach are "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" (or "Sarabande"), and even if I admire the effort and enjoy its parts, as a whole it failed to achieve its goals. However, it seemed that Mike could pull it off, and "Music of the Spheres" is the closest he ever tried. The concept of musica universalis is a good excuse to merge contrasting genres. And who's better than Oldfield to take the challenge? He was so succesful with pairing folk instruments, electronic beats and distorted guitars for decades, right?

Understandably, the leading instruments are classical guitar and grand piano, most of the time. Although Mike doesn't play the latter, he had much more experience with it than with strings or brass. And you can hear it on this record, unfortunately. Brass instruments appear rarely, oboes and clarinets play secondary role as well, and strings... well, I'd just say they're not leading too often and mostly serve as a backing track with very basic moves.

I also don't see too much of a development here. Individual movements offer some delightful melodies ("Animus", "The Tempest", "Empyrean" or beginning of "Shabda"), but they don't reinforce one another, synergy between them is very limited. I really miss the mastery of classical music paragons, the mastery of arrangement, revisiting memorable motifs and epic buildup. "Music of the Spheres" is too modest in this regard.

What do I like here, then? In my opinion there are no serious blunders ruining the experience. As I said, there is a fair share of charming melodies (add "Silhouette" to the list), guaranteeing the listener will sit through 40+ minutes with ease. Especially if he's having something else to do in the meantime - once again Mike Oldfield delivered a calming, even soothing collection of music. So it's a bonus, I see myself revisiting "Music of the Spheres" from time to time just its peacefulness.

But in the same time, I'd like it to have more hooks, diversity, more memorable parts and - most importantly - a strike of genius that Mike's capable of. Instead I have a bunch of "Classical Lite FM" compositions with underused orchestra that I could easily live without. Oh well, this might be too harsh: I honestly applaud "The Tempest" and see true beauty in there.

A two star record with (sparse) four stars moments.

 A Curious Feeling by BANKS, TONY album cover Studio Album, 1979
3.38 | 194 ratings

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A Curious Feeling
Tony Banks Crossover Prog

Review by FalconBleck

4 stars #23 Review

I might listen to an album many times and there are songs that i always skip from time to time you can realize what songs i do like a lot and i listen a lot when reading my reviews, the songs that i skip a lot its because they are repetitive (most of the time thats my problem with the songs) and there are different ways a song feels repetitive, one is when the structure never goes anywhere else than what they do all the time, and the other way is when the rythm or the chords are repeated too much in some interval, like it happened to me with "Watcher of the Skies" (i know that it sounds controversial, even then i still like that song a lot).

1.- From the Undertow 10/10 The introduction that Tony prepared for the song "Undertow" from "... And then there where three..." after the song was already made... this inctroduction serves as the introduction to Tony's solo career, and with this one i would've expected an incredibly long crafted concept 2LP album with lots of feelings and textures... well, his solo albums are mostly not that, but we still get a glimpse of that, i would say like 40%, while the rest are pop/love songs, 50% of those are good, that leave us with 70% of good solo material. I don't think that this song should've been an intro to Undertow, instead it could've been worked on and made a complete instrumental with it.

2.- Lucky Me 5/10 Really simple pop song that makes me go into the 70s really easily, even tho i was never there. A love ballad, another one (even tho it should've been the first i would hear when making reviews for this artist) thats too repetitive, i have already stablished that i'm not a fan of something like this.

3.- The Lie 7/10 Going into more Tony Banks territory here, with more changes and insteresting chord progression, as well as having a good feel to it and it doesn't get boring. This song could very well be a B-Side to a Genesis album from that time.

4.- After the Lie 8/10 It continues from the previous song, i don't get why it was separated from the previous song, it continues with all the goodness, but it takes the Banks factor over by a little with a really nice solo at the end and more details in between the song.

5.- A Curious Feeling 4/10 What an obnoxious start, i already dislike it and its the title track, even tho Tony said that he was going to name the album "The Waters of Lethe", that might have driven more sales but worse reviews, since people would've expected something different from this album. Well, this is another love pop song, while i can hear the "more meat" that Tony says pop songs need, i still find it too repetitive tho (imagine how horrible are todays pop songs for me if i'm disliking this song, and you can imagine, i suffer an incredibly amount of pain when the local radio is on).

6.- Forever Morning 10/10 The second instrumental on this album, this time more worked up than the first. While it starts a little unimpressive, it gets progressively better and more classic. The morning is characterized by a really nice myst and little rays of light, this song somehow manages to show me exactly that, is really magical and well done.

7.- You 10/10 It starts as your typical good love song and then it becomes one of the best instrumentals in this album, i really love its, i get transported to a river, a night sky and everything moves at the speed of the song.

8.- Somebody Else's Dream 5/10 How would be to live the lives of other people? Not as boring as this song i would say, again, i find it repetitive and it hardly moves me because of how monotonous everything feels placed, as if a machine made this song, with some times Tony doing an intervention.

9.- The Waters of Lethe 8/10 The third and last only instrumental in this album. I really love the start to this song, its incredibly sad, then it becomes somewhat of innocent and then it goes incredibly loud for the rest of the music piece, i would rather keep the sadness, and thats what i am doing, i'm learning the first part on piano and i'll take inspiration from that to make a piece. I like this instrumental but i'd rather those loud parts to be out of it.

10.- For a While 6/10 I finally found a song from an artist that i like that my grandparents could listen to. While in simple nature and repetitive as well, at least this song is much more pretty than the last one and the Tony Banks factor is present, this could've been another "Follow You Follow Me". Nice getaway to 70s love.

11.- In the Dark 10/10 I don't know what Tony Banks has with darkness, but i also feel something about it, and this song makes me go to a snowy place in the dark morning, near there i see a dog in my final hours and i try to do my latest good deed by giving him a place to rest with my coat. Such a beautyful and sad piece to end this album.

This album gets an 80/100, wich is exactly 4 stars.

I never expected to do a double upload, but i finished The Fugitive review last week, and this one was finished just recently, i expect to do soon my next Tony Banks review as well.

 The Fugitive by BANKS, TONY album cover Studio Album, 1983
2.40 | 106 ratings

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The Fugitive
Tony Banks Crossover Prog

Review by FalconBleck

3 stars #22 Review

I was looking through some "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" reviews and i came to a realization... prog reviewers could be as complex as prog is, and i like that, but because of that i should clarify what kind of prog reviewer i am, there are some that go for the lyrics... i'm not that, some that go for how much rock there is on a certain song... i really don't care, there are others who go for techniques, and i do care about that, i like it, but if you have seen my other reviews you will realize that i almost never talk about it... because i'm more about the feeling the music gives, i started with soundtracks, and what some people called "filler" to some of the little instrumental music pieces on "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway", if your read my review you already know, i think that those music pieces really added to the album to feel more like a movie... and the band thinks that so, they've tried to make a movie about that album 2 times already... so you know.

We have seen Tony sing in a Genesis song called Shepherd and his voice is really well used there, and here... we will see.

1.- This is Love 7/10 A song with a reggae sound, a weirdo that spies on to a lady and an interesting music video. I don't get why Tony felt like this was his song style, but somehow this song manages to sound good, specially when he is not singing. While this song doesn't need his voice, it still adds character. I don't get why i enjoy this song, maybe i feel somewhat identified with the weird persona.

2.- Man of Spells 3/10 I like how this album has felt alien so far. This song also seems like it doesn't need the voice, the piano/synth guitar is playing that part anyways. This song is very repetitive at the point where i asked myself "is really that all?".

3.- And the Wheels Keep Turning 5/10 While the voice does a little more here, i expected more on this song, in the parts where it goes "big", but it never does, instead this song has a little solo to compensate for that near the end (and repeated again at the end with a fade out). I was left expecting more from this song.

4.- Say You'll Never Leave Me 3/10 A love ballad that has little interesting moments and that its repetitive, not a good combination, it tries to do more but everything still falls flat. The lyrics get repeated too much.

5.- Thirty Three's 10/10 If i get to live 10 years more, alone and in a obscure solitary apartment... this is the song that will play on that place forever. I really like this instrumental, is dramatic and weird. I have no complaints.

6.- By You 4/10 This song is weird, alien and repetitive. It truly feels experimental and as such is interesting but not very good.

7.- At the Edge of the Night 7/10 I expected it to get more soundtrack like, but is just another pop song, albeit with more changes and much more interesting than some others that are here in this album. It could've been a hit if the keyboards were made louder, with synth drums and with somebody else's voice.

8.- Charm 10/10 I always wanted to hear Tony Banks do soundtracks for videogames, i think that some Genesis stuff and some songs from Tony solo career, Steve Hackett and Anthony Philips could make for an excelent videogame soundtrack. This "8-bit" instrumental has many classic influences and feels like a trip to a computer generated world that goes evolving graphically by any layer of music that passes, i really like this music piece.

9.- Moving Under 7/10 I almost understimated this song because of the last one, but it has some complex moments, the bass is really sweet and it has a little part in 5/6. This song has many changes in it and the final part sounds interesting.

10.- K2 5/10 An average repetitive pop-ballad but with a little of Tony Banks recipe in it.

11.- Sometime Never 5/10 Really similar to K2, harmless pop-ballad that i won't mind hearing while i lunch.

I recommend to every prog and soundtrack listener to take a moment and apreciate the songs 5 and 8, and if you're curious about some early pop done by Tony, i recommend hearing 1, 7 and 9

This album gets overall a 60/100 and that means that this album barely gets 3 stars.

 The Light and The dark... by MITCHELL, KENNY album cover Studio Album, 2018
3.21 | 9 ratings

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The Light and The dark...
Kenny Mitchell Crossover Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Prog Team

3 stars This is the latest release from Kenny Mitchell, who has been playing music for well over forty years, but only started recording his own material in 2001. This is his eighth album since then, and while he provides all music, he is joined by Nathan Jon Tillett on vocals from Napier's Bones. They met by chance a few years ago when Mitchell was going through Soundcloud and came across Tillett's page. This album contains two lengthy (more than twenty minutes long each) instrumentals, plus two shorter songs with vocals. It was one of these that led to this being a connected album, as when Nathan provided the lyrics for "Where Do I Go" he based them loosely on the story of the Charlotte Dymond murder which occurred on Bodmin Moor in 1844, and for which her spurned lover Matthew Weeks was convicted and hanged in August of that year. There was some controversy and speculation surrounding the conviction which is still discussed and debated today, more than 170 years later. Mitchell says: "Nathan's lyrics were so powerful and effective for the song that I decided to likewise loosely arrange this entire album around Charlotte and her story, and especially to try to give her a happy ending of some sort, if only an imaginary one. "Charlotte's Journey" describes her re-awakening after death and her travels through the void towards the shining light in the distance, "Where Do I Go" tells the story of her murder while "Reflections" and "The Waterfall" are given over to her killer who after the trial and conviction is given a short time to reflect on his deeds and his fate.

Given that Mitchell is first and foremost a guitarist, with keyboards being very much a secondary instrument, I was rather surprised to hear them so much to the fore, as there are times during the instrumentals when he comes across as Jean Michel Jarre, which is not what I expected at all. But, it does make sense given that this is a very atmospheric album, and the spoken words that feature in the opening epic works incredibly well with that backing. In some ways the album feels almost like three separate pieces of work, with the areas where synths are to the fore being one, when the guitars are off and running (as they do in "Reflections") is another, while the vocal area is a third. In some ways this means that as a whole the album can feel a little disjointed, and I would personally rather that Mitchell keeps these albums as pure instrumentals, which would allow the flow to be better throughout, and for him and Tillett to set up a separate project for where they record albums together. Overall this is an interesting release, and as with all his other albums they have all been released on Bandcamp so I suggest that progheads should give them a try.

 The Underfall Yard by BIG BIG TRAIN album cover Studio Album, 2009
4.17 | 694 ratings

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The Underfall Yard
Big Big Train Crossover Prog

Review by TenYearsAfter

4 stars A very strong element in their music on this CD is guest drummer Nick D'Virgilio, what a touch of class and he also contributes on vocals in a very pleasant way on the highlight the concluding title track (featuring guest Francis Dunnery on guitar). Here we can enjoy Big Big Train in its full splendour, more than 20 minutes it's 24-carat symphonic rock delivering lots of captivating shifting moods and a very tasteful colouring with a wide range of instruments, from slide guitar, cello and choir-Mellotron to fiery electric guitar, Hammond organ and a slow synthesizer solo, this is Prog Heaven!

The other five compositions also contain a lot of variety and great atmospheres (often reminding me of 70-77 Genesis along some Yes and Pink Floyd). Remarkably is the varied use of brass - and woodwind instruments, from cornet and trombone to the French horn and tuba. But don't be afraid that these instruments dominate if you don't like cornet or tuba (like me) because due to Big Big Train their excellent compositional skills there is a fine balance with the other instruments like the guitar, keyboards and drums. This leads to very interesting combinations like the violin-Mellotron with a sitar or with a French horn and trombone (both in the opener Evening Star) or a choir-Mellotron as support of a cornet solo (in the long and alternating Victorian Brickwork). Finally I would like to mention that I am delighted about multi-instrumentalist David Longdon his vocals, often evoking Peter Gabriel to me. But that is also due to their use of the Mellotron, twanging guitars and flute, I have no problem that Big Big Train plays in the great tradition of 70-77 Genesis, not at all!

 Dark Angel by REASONING, THE album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.59 | 76 ratings

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Dark Angel
The Reasoning Crossover Prog

Review by TenYearsAfter

4 stars In 2007 the six-piece UK formation The Reasoning released their debut-album entitled Awakening, to me it still sounds as very pleasant and accessible modern progressive rock, and with a tasteful colouring by the guitar and keyboards. My highlight is the long and compelling final composition featuring guest musician Steve Rothery on guitar (like he did for French Arrakeen). He delivers his trademark of the early Marillion years, a moving solo with howling runs. Meanwhile The Reasoning has released five studio-albums (their latest is Adventures In Neverland from 2012), one live album and two DVD's. This review is about their second effort entitled Dark Angel, from 2008.

The sound on Dark Angel is in the vein of the debut CD Awakening, but more dynamic and varied. The alternating first track Dark Angel sounds very exciting: fat and propulsive guitar riffs with bombastic keyboards, a mellow climate with twanging acoustic guitar, soaring keyboards and sensitive electric guitar, and a spectacular final part with bombastic keyboards, vocal harmonies and a fiery guitar solo.

It's a very convincing start of an excellent album with nine elaborate compositions that deliver lots of pleasant moments and interesting musical ideas.

Strong and varied guitar work (including use of volume pedal) in Sharp Sea.

A synthesizer ' and acoustic guitar solo in Call Me God?

Fiery and howling guitar runs in the compelling In The Future.

A strongly build-up in Breaking The 4th Wall featuring wonderful interplay between warm piano and fiery electric guitar.

And fluent shifting moods in the excellent final composition A Musing Dream. The one moment compelling with powerful guitar and flashy synthesizer flights. Or dreamy with acoustic rhythm guitar, piano and duo-vocals. The other moment an exciting bombastic conclusion featuring synthesizer runs, harmonica and howling guitar, goose bumps!

A special element in The Reasoning is again the attention for the omnipresent vocals, from female and male to duo- vocals, this gives a very accessible touch to the music and reminds me of bands like Magenta and Mostly Autumn.

I am sure many progheads will be delighted about this melodic and accessible modern progrock album. It contains very strong guitarwork, tasteful keyboards, pleasant vocals and a good balance between dreamy and bombastic climates. A big hand for The Reasoning.

 Threshold of a Dream - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 by MOODY BLUES, THE album cover DVD/Video, 2009
3.54 | 16 ratings

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Threshold of a Dream - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
The Moody Blues Crossover Prog

Review by TenYearsAfter

4 stars 'A pioneering Mellotron sound.'

The UK Isle Of Wight Festival in 1970 was an exciting answer to the USA Woodstock Festival in 1969. Because the line-up featured many great bands that didn't perform on Woodstock, including a bunch of excellent progressive bands, from ELP and Jethro Tull to Procol Harum and The Doors. Also interesting was the flood of formations from the socalled Early British Progressive Rock Movement: Black Widow, Pentangle, Gracious!, Fairfield Parlour and Supertramp, performing their debut LP. But the top band in 1970 was The Moody Blues, with their many Top 10 singles and albums. They were announced as 'one of the best bands in the world!', and indeed, artistically and commercially The Moody Blues were at their peak, promoting their new album entitled Question Of Balance in that year.

The Moody Blues were one of the pioneering progressive rock bands in the late Sixties, along with The Nice, Procol Harum, Pink Floyd, Colosseum and King Crimson. They delivered a serie of top notch albums between 1967 and 1970, all with high rankings. One of the prime movers was Mike Pinder: he had worked 1,5 years at Streetly Electronics, the Mellotron producing factory (for quality control and as test driver). He introduced this legendary vintage keyboard in the sound of The Moody Blues, from that moment the Mellotron could be used as a solo instrument. Like the Hammond organ with the Leslie speaker and later the Minimoog synthesizer with the pitchbend button, legendary and unique sounds! The Mellotron also delivered an extensive 'palet de sonor' for The Moody Blues their music, with the brass -, flute ' and violin-section. So The Moody Blues were pioneers with the Mellotron its unique and varied sound, since their album Days Of Future Passed from 1967 (till Pinder left in 1978). Soon many bands and artists decided to use or buy a Mellotron. Especially famous bands, like The Beatles and their legendary flute Mellotron notes on Strawberry Fields Forever. And the Rolling Stones with eerie sounding violins on the psychedelic 2000 Light-Years From Home. But The Moody Blues will always be remembered as the first band that fully used the Mellotron as an instrument. And this live DVD is an awesome registration of the omnipresent Mellotron in The Moody Blues their sound in the second half of the Sixties.

It contains 20 chapters, the first 8 chapters (at about 20 minutes) feature stories from band members about the early days, memories of the festival, 'flower power' and the Mellotron, embellished with nice early footage. A colourful intro to the registration of a memorable gig, according to the band 'perhaps their best live performance'. As I stated in previous reviews 'the best bands sound even better on stage', and indeed, The Moody Blues sound more powerful, dynamic and raw than on their studio-albums, this gives the music an extra dimension. Especially the Mellotron shines with its distinctive and majestic sound, it's also awesome to watch that wonderful mahogany, furniture-like keyboard named the Mellotron Mark II.

On that legendary night the atmosphere was electric, this had fuelled The Moody Blues their inspiration and generated an unique chemistry between the musicians. They presented their wonderful and varied blend of styles, layered with the unsurpassed Mellotron. From fragile with twanging acoustic guitar and delicate flute work in the tender Tuesday Afternoon to swinging rock with their distinctive vocal harmonies in Tortoise And The Rare. And from a catchy rhtyhm guitar with halfway emotional vocals and Mellotron in Question to psychedelic in the Mellotron drenched Sunset (embellished with beautiful images of the festival and a real sunset). The excellent rendition of their worldwide hit Nights In White Satin features powerful and emotional vocals, and the band plays in the dark of the night. And the tribute to Timothy Leary entitled Legend Of A Mind delivers strong vocals and flute work by Ray Thomas, along layers of The Mighty Tron.

But my absolute highlight is Melancholy Man (dedicated to festival manager Rikki Farr): great shots taken from the backstage area, on Mike Pinder playing his Mellotron and in the background the massive crowd. He does also a very good job as the vocalist with his emotional outbursts, perfectly matching with the moving atmosphere. This is topped by Pinder his use of the pitch control of the Mellotron (see my avatar), evoking a mindblowing psychedelic sound, goose bumps!

The 'encore' is the cheerful and dynamic Ride My See Saw, the images are taken from the festival performance and a wide range of gigs between 1965 and 1993. Really a very fine compilation and goodbey from the band, the crowd loved it.

On this DVD it's not about visuals and stage antics, no lasers, Boeing landing lights, pyro-technics, screen projections or flower masks and painted faces. In fact The Moody Blues are very close to their R&B roots, with the focus on purity and emotion, feeling honoured to be on the festival and eager to please the fans. That is a simple and honest attitude, you can feel it while watching, five skilled and inspired musicians, enjoying to be on stage and sharing their music with the crowd. For me a very moving experience, also due to Mike Pinder his omnipresent Mellotron work, breathtaking.

 Circus by ARGENT album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.40 | 60 ratings

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Circus
Argent Crossover Prog

Review by GruvanDahlman
Prog Reviewer

4 stars I don't claim to be an expert on Argent. I just want to make that clear. I have followed him, somewhat, through the years, starting with The Zombies and into the stuff he did with his namesake band. However, I do think that I have come to some sort of conclusion and that is that the urge to express himself within the boundaries (or lack there of) supplied by the progressive rock genre came creeping up on him. Right up to "Nexus" (the album prior to "Circus") the music was sort of straight forward and not really all that progressive. However, on "Circus" he finally embraced the genre and made an album of pure prog bliss. At least that is what I surmise.

"Circus" is a concept album concerning different areas of performing within the circus. I love a good concept album. It's so prog. The whole album is tightly played and doesn't let go of me for the duration of the album. 37 minutes of extremely tight playing and joyous spirit. There are three tracks that really do stand out amidst these seven wonderful tracks. "Circus" (fantastic overture and pure brilliance for 3 minutes and 50 seconds), "Highwire" (with playful keyboards that turns into drama and suspense at circa 5.40) and "Trapeze". The latter is the pičce de resistance on the album. Amazing instrumentation and full of jazzy progressive drama. AT 5.06 there is a fantastic 10 seconds long section after which the band heads into an amazing hard rock/jazz rock jamming but only for 40 seconds. Bliss! It is that sort of spicy ingredients that fills my cup. "Trapeze" is wonderful. Jazzy, hard rocking and thumping basslines. Lovely!

There are other tracks well worth hearing, such as the gentle "Clown". Beuatiful! Or "Shine on sunshine", which is the finest song Queen never wrote with a prominent mellotron. "The jester" acts as the finale, rounding up the visit to the circus. A great track in it's own rights.

The inclusion of John Verity is a brilliant move. He has such a great voice and delivers passionate vocals througout. Well worth mentioning is the abundance of keyboards. Mellotron, organ, electric piano and moog. What more could be asked for? The bass is great, as are the drums.

I must mention the striking cover. A man on a highwire, way up in the ceiling of the circus tent. Two or three colors, drama and beauty. Evocative, maybe that's the word? I can look at the cover for hours. Simply beautiful.

The progressive rock provided by Argent on this album is very jazz-rock and very warm. It is a work of love and passion and I find that it is one of a kind in the discography of the band. You will find progressive touches and flourishes on nigh on any album by Argent (especially "Nexus) but not as focused, devoted and full blown as on "Circus". This album holds a very dear place in my heart and for every listen I walk away with a new experience, a titbit I haven't heard before. A great, underappreciated, somewhat forgotten flower in the garden of progressive rock.

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17 PYGMIES United States
1974 United States
1O1 United States
3 United Kingdom
3 LEGGED MONSTER United States
3RDEGREE United States
7TH KIND United States
90 DAY MEN United States
A.L.F. Brazil
AARDVARK United Kingdom
AARDVARK' Finland
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ABACUS Germany
ABARAX Germany
ABBFINOOSTY United Kingdom
ABIOGENESI Italy
LEE ABRAHAM United Kingdom
ABSENTE H Spain
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ACANTHE France
ACTIVE HEED Italy
THE ADDICTION DREAM United States
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AFTER... Poland
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AGRABAH Argentina
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AHOORA Iran
AKIN France
AKROPOLIS Denmark
ALEPH Australia
ALIAS EYE Germany
ALL OVER EVERYWHERE United States
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ALTERNATIVE 4 United Kingdom
ALUX NAHUAL Guatemala
AMAROK Poland
AMAZING MACHINE Norway
THE AMAZING Sweden
AMITY IN FAME Austria
TORI AMOS United States
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AMPHETAMIN France
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ANDERSON PONTY BAND Multi-National
LAURIE ANDERSON United States
ANGULART Chile
ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION Canada
ANTARES Italy
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ANYWHERE United States
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APOGEE Germany
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APPLESEED Poland
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AQUA TALK Turkey
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AREA 39 United Kingdom
ARGENT United Kingdom
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ARNIOE Australia
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