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Grobschnitt - Solar Music - Live CD (album) cover

SOLAR MUSIC - LIVE

Grobschnitt

 

Symphonic Prog

4.56 | 199 ratings

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WFV
5 stars I acquired Rockpommel's Land when I was first getting interested in prog, after I had listened out the Yes and ELP and Genesis albums I could get my hands on. After acquiring Ege Bamyasi and listening that out I decided the Germans were worth investigating. Through those travels I tried Grobschnitt but it never took hold until maybe two years ago. I had read Solar Music is the Cadillac of prog live albums, but I stayed away, hoping the Grobschnitt sound would take hold in my ears. I heard Solar Music I from Ballerman on prog radio and was blown away. Grobschnitt has taken hold and Solar Music deserves all the accolades. I'm maybe forty listens in and it has become like a drug. I'm lucky to have the 2CD remastered edition. The last twenty minutes of the bonus disc is music sent from heaven indeed. I can't give anything but the top mark here and have to disagree with anyone who does. I think this is the first live album I've truly listened to that moves me to the point of picturing the band onstage and fantasizing about witnessing their eccentrically goofy glory.
WFV | 5/5 |

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