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ADONIS

Anyone's Daughter

 

Symphonic Prog

4.01 | 184 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Gatot is right, there is a definite Neo-Prog flavour to this album, even if this did come out in 1979. The guitar, vocals and emotion bring that genre to mind. I have to say that this album has been an absolute pleasure to listen to, I really wasn't expecting anything this good. Lots of keyboards as well including synths, piano and mini-moog. The bass and drums really impress as well. Just an outstanding release all around.

"Adonis" is the side long suite clocking in at over 24 minutes. Yeah this is a ride. Vocals and gentle guitar followed by a fuller sound after a minute. Just gorgeous. The guitar recalls Hackett and we get some organ 3 1/2 minutes in. A darker soundscape after 4 minutes. Thunder followed by rain after 7 minutes. Silence then these ominous synths come in followed by aggressive guitar and drums. Nice. The tempo picks up with mini-moog. Vocals are back before 10 1/2 minutes. Silence after 11 minutes then keys and vocals come in. Beautiful. Some orchestral keys that recall COLLAGE after 12 1/2 minutes. I'm thinking Neo-Prog again after 14 1/2 minutes. Cool section. Some crazy synths before 16 1/2 minutes. Silence 19 minutes in then the piano comes in with vocals a minute later. Check out the guitar solo that starts before 23 minutes to end the suite.

"Blue House" is the only instrumental on this album. Synths to open as organ floats in the background. It settles before 2 minutes as the synths stop and the guitar starts to lead. It slowly builds. "Sally" opens with keys as vocals, drums and guitar all join in. Sax 1 1/2 minutes in then it settles down but not for long though. More sax 3 minutes in to the end. "Anyone's Daughter" opens with synths before guitar and cymbals join in. It kicks in around 1 1/2 minutes then settles some a minute later. Some great sounding bass and organ here. Vocals after 4 minutes. Nice. A change before 5 1/2 minutes as the tempo slows down and the vocals stop. It kicks back in before 6 minutes. The guitar sounds so good. Vocals are back before 8 minutes then the guitar rips it up.

I must admit the two shorter tracks are good but they don't do a lot for me, but man the 24 minute opener and 9 minute closer are incredible. Without a doubt 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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