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4.24 | 44 ratings | 2 reviews | 42% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Attack, Retreat, Then Attack Again Of The AcoustiChromatic Pixies (9:26)
2. The Great Divide (36:14)
- i. A Timeless Sea That Dreamed Of Sand
- ii. God-Man-Fugue
- iii. Something In Heaven Bleeds
- iv. The Meeting
- v. Resonate
- vi. Our Darkest Hour
- vii. A Wish
3. The River's Bend (3:42)
4. Seven Journeys East (9:40)

Total Time: 59:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Unruh / steel- & nylon-string acoustic guitars, violin, drumkit, 4- & 5-string basses, silver & wood flutes, mandolin, frame drum, miscellaneous percussion, vocals

Releases information

CD self-released (2007, US)

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STEVE UNRUH The Great Divide ratings distribution

(44 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(42%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (16%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by BrufordFreak
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4 stars The Great Divide is an acoustic, old English and bluegrass-influenced version of Prog Folk not unlike The Strawbs, Gryphon or the more acoustically-oriented solo albums of Ian Anderson, Cat Stevens, or Peter Shelley with a little pinch each of Peter Hammill and Frank Zappa thrown in there for good measure. Entertaining, mostly unpredictable, and, thankfully, mostly instrumental. (I cringe to think of hearing this music delivered by electric instruments. Devin Townsend!) The play of a full complement of rock band instrumentation is nice. Though I'm not necessarily a fan of this type of music, I appreciate it's integrity both compositionally and skill-wise.

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5 stars teve has released quite a number of quality releases over the years; 8 solo albums and 3 albums with his band Resistor. Of all these records, "the Great Divide' is the one I like best. Steve Unruh solo albums are solo albums in the thru sense of the word: written, played and produced by Steve Unr ... (read more)

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