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3.62 | 153 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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3 stars As re-thinking of this record now later on year 2014, I am happy the band was not buried alive to their first pioneering phase, but arose to the schizoid 21st century with grandiosity of a Phoenix's wings. As a adorer of live concerts - especially poor audience tapings from the 60's - I hoped this album would have pleased me more than their canonized two first studio albums, which however failed in my own opinion to achieve artistic goals they reached. The compositions themselves appeared to my ears having too much effort on difficult timechanges and melodic thematics, resulting to a too messy aural painting without harmony. Some problems with timings and precision does not seem to be an issue for me; as an example some Yes recorings I have heard from early/mid 1970's were in some instances much more interesting than carefully produced studio epics. I believe this album is recommendable for anybody who got enthusiatic about "Hybris" and "Epilog" albums or attended the gigs. My own CD was tossed after this re-listening session in bleary envelopes of yesterday, whilst anticipating the vinyl release of "Prog på Svenska - Live in Japan".
Eetu Pellonpaa | 3/5 |


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