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INSPIRED BY... M.S.M. PLAYS THE SNOW GOOSE

Magnetic Sound Machine

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.00 | 2 ratings

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ProgShine
3 stars It's absolutely clear that this was a labour of passion for this young Italian band. To record their own version of a classic album. But that's exactly the problem/mistake!

Magnetic Sound Machine decided to re-do Camel's work on their 1975 album Snow Goose. Now, I was never a fan of this record to start with. The original album is indeed beautiful and full of great melodies and catchy tunes but a full instrumental album that is supposed to tell a story???!?? What's the point?

So, when I got to know that Magnetic Sound Machine's version had a narrator on it, it raised my expectations as it would be way more interesting than the original. And it is, indeed! Problem here is, you shouldn't do that!

I'll try to explain why I think so. Camel's Snow Goose album is considered such a classic that no one in good mind would want to hear a version of it, you would just go for the original, and that's what happens here. Magnetic Sound Machine's version is indeed a bit different because of the Italian narration, but in the end, musically speaking, it's just a note-by-note songbook of the original album. In the end you go back to the original!

Though the band did an amazing work with Magnetic Sound Machine Plays The Snow Goose (2013) and the album is a strong and quite enjoyable to listen to, nothing changes the fact that this is just a labour of love and passion by the band recorded for the band itself. The audience.... well, I think old fans would just stick with the original.

But it's worth to check it anyway if you love the original.

ProgShine | 3/5 |

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