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3.73 | 59 ratings

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5 stars Well, I simply love it

In fact, is currently within my Top Three albums, which are Kayaks bard of the unseen and Genesis Foxtrot.

Maybe I am totally cought and "spoiled" by the somewhat naive charme and originality of this album.

I also very much like their more adult next (and untli now last) album, "Battlement", but really prefer this one.

The flute and keyboard dominate the album, but there are also some uptempo guitar parts. About 5% is spoken in german (The "Narrator"), which somehow adds to the charme.

Many of the melodies, or rather "themes" are simply beautiful. You might compare the music to the very best Camel, Focus and Jethro Tull, but it is still very original and charming.

If like your prog on the heavy, jazzy, or eclectic side, this is not for you. If you like symphonic prog like early Genesis and the above mentioned, give it a try!

Yes, there are weaknesses. There are some (not many, really!) dull moments, and the sound quality is (understandably) not so great.

But, oh those catchy themes ....

Can't give it less than 5 !

P.S. There is a reunion going on with the band (two original members) and they are planning to release a new album this year! I am really curious how that will turn out :)

herrkaiser | 5/5 |


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