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4.05 | 667 ratings

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3 stars What an enormous potential this record have. We can imagine what all these songs could have become if their themes had been developed and if the musicians had allowed themselves more instrumental moments.

"Don't forget to breathe" says the splendid voice of Paul Wrightson in one of the best songs of the record. It seems ironical to me, because I don't find any possibility to fill my lungs during nearly one hour. The peaceful moments are insignificant ("Elea"). We stand under the pressure of this avalanche of words and this unbridled musical gallop all the time.

Happily, there's a jewell in this album : "The hanging tree" with the emotional beauty of Wrightson's voice and the magnificent gilmourian guitar of John Mitchell. I think it's one of the most beautiful prog rock song of all times, all simply...

Kjarks | 3/5 |


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