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THE WITCHING HOUR

Yoke Shire

 

Prog Folk

3.59 | 9 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars .......As crossover as it can get....

This double CD takes in everything from Jethro Tull to Genesis, Strawbs, Yes and numerous other bands. Each song, it's own genre. I am approaching this dreaded pre- senile age and I sometimes have to look at my CD player just to make sure that I am listening to the same album. It is that diverse. But this band still have their identity. The vocals tells me that this is Yoke Shire. That binds this album together. From the AOR and folk rock songs to the more epic symphonic prog tunes. The instruments are the normal fare with guitars, tangents, bass and drums. These are sometimes supplemented with flute and other accoustic instruments.

The quality is pretty good. This is not a light hearted album and I gladly admit I should spend at least half a year listening to this album before make judgement. I do not have those six months. There are also other albums which demands my time. But I will still keep this album in my collection and play it now and then. I find this album pretty enjoyable, but not an essential album. Sorry to be so bland, but I feel this album is pretty bland and non-offensive. It is a nice listening and nothing more....... at the moment. I may amend my views in six months time or ten years time. If crossover prog is something for you, consider this as a four stars album. For me; it is three stars and some well deserved recognition for this band for a couple of hours on the front page of PA.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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