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Presto Ballet


Crossover Prog

3.48 | 76 ratings

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4 stars Like the reviewer before me, I find this CD has a real 70's feel to it. There's hints of Deep Purple, Yes, Camel and Uriah Heep here. The sound is "crunchy", with lots of lead guitar runs, ala Richie Blackmore. There's also lots of synths, organ and Mellotron that invoke a feel of Camel in the tight play along the lines of Peter Bardens. There are two tracks that make this CD stellar, but it isn't all up to that level songwriting- wise. "Find the Time" and "Sunshine" are classics that stand on their own merit. The warmth of the analog synth lines comes shining through on "Find the Time", easily the best song here. This could be a single, and it would be a classic. I anxiously await the next effort from this band and hope they carry the "old-school" prog rock sound further still. Excellent debut. 4.5 stars overall.
beebs | 4/5 |


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