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Rainbow Theatre


Symphonic Prog

3.72 | 81 ratings

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5 stars Superb - highly complex compositions that reward repeated listening. In truth Rainbow Theatre have more in common with the jazz compositions of Graham Collier, Mike Westbrook, Neil Ardley and Mike Gibbs than a great deal of fare generally considered progressive rock. The main point of contract with widely accepted 'prog' would almost certainly be the first three King Crimson releases - especially in the prominent role given to the mellotron in many of the pieces. The playing throughout the Fantasy of Horses is superb and would undoubtedly appeal to any who enjoy the early incarnations of Crimson - the somewhat operatic style of the vocals may not be to everyone's taste - but are very much in keeping with the style in favour with contemporary British jazzers such as Michael Garrick in the early seventies. For those who di find them hard to take - take heart the CD is predominently instrumental. This could be considered 'difficult' music as a great deal is going on for much of the time - but it really does repay several listens. Highly recommended to those who enjoy jazzier prog!
barp | 5/5 |


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