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Glass Hammer - The Inconsolable Secret CD (album) cover

THE INCONSOLABLE SECRET

Glass Hammer

 

Symphonic Prog

3.40 | 194 ratings

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rhaydon
2 stars I was going to hold off reviewing this for a few years or so just so that I can take it all in.Trouble is that no one has posted a review so i'll have a go.Basically this 2CD set is some 100 minutes of prog music.Glass Hammer, for those who don't know, are a keyboard lead band stylistically recalling ELP and Yes at times but managing to write thoughtfull music that is their own.Normally they record their albums as a 2 or 3 peice with the talented Fred Schendel playing nearly all the instruments.Here they take their live incarnation into the studio for their magnum opus..or that is the intention.Sad to say this falls well short of their brilliant Shadowlands album.Here the ideas and great hammond licks seem spread thin. They even resort to 'filler' on much of disc 2,while disc 1 just seems very uninspired.However its all very polished production wise and nicley presented with a lovely Roger Dean album cover.Just a shame that they couldn't make an album to grace the cover.(in 2 years I'll be proclaiming this to be the greatest prog masterpeice ever and deeply embarassed at my feeble attempt of a review!)
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