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4 stars Hope, the sophmore effort from obscure Candaian prog roock out Klaatu, remains a highlight late 70s progressive rock for its classical structure and rock sensabilities. Personally,, Klaatu melodies are more akin to Barclay James Harvest, (Everyone is Everybody Else, Time Honoured Ghosts era). Many argue Hope is one of the first concept albums which actually tells the listener a complete story, however, both The Lamb, Tommy, and to a lesser extent Pawn Hearts share structured storylines. However, the themes in Hope deal with loneliness, isolation, and fear. The albums itself includes a number of memorable tunes, my favorite being the "The Loneliest of Creatures," This album and 3:47EST illustrate the creative genius of Klaatu. Unfortunately, Klaatu would release number of unsuccessful pop/rock albums and ultimately release Magentalane, which would be considered a dismal attempt to capture past glories, ala 3:47EST and Hope. I would advise prog fans who enjoy The Enid and early Barclay James Harvest to give this album a listen.
Asyte2c00 | 4/5 |


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