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4.13 | 11 ratings | 2 reviews | 40% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Hold On (2:48)
2. Maybe I Can Fool Everybody(Tonight) (6:30)
3. Lighten Up McGraw (5:05)
4. She's a Dancer (9:08)
5. Ice (12:18)
6. Surf City (7:42)
7. I Am the Walrus (5:36)

Total Time: 48:27

Line-up / Musicians

- Gary Lee Chappel / vocals
- Jim Griffiths / guitar, harmonies
- Rick Witkowski / guitar, harmonies, percussion
- Joe Macre / bass, harmonies
- Joey D'Amico / drums, harmonies

Releases information

LP Lifesong #35620 (1978)

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CRACK THE SKY Live Sky ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(40%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(60%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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4 stars It would have been interesting to see what would have happened to Crack The Sky had band leader John palumbo not left the grou during the recording of "Safety In Numbers". The band was (in my opinion) at it's creative peak, and performance-wise, as this album shows, the band was never better. But history can't be changed. After this live album, Palumbo reclaimed the band name, and released a series of sub-par (compared to all the prvious albums) recordings, until a regroupng in 1998 began a slow reformation which now has all but one original member (Jim Griffiths) back in the fold.

This album has the lineup from "Safety In Numbers", including Gary Lee Chappell on vocals and Vince DePaul on keyboards. While the the recording quality is less than perfect, the performance is spectacular. Every song is tight, and the band throws in more embellishments (what Zappa called "eyebrows"), making the songs that much more enjoyable. Particularly good is the long version of Ice, one of the most traditional prog sounding songs of the band's repertoire.

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4 stars I will be honest - Live Sky is the only Crack the Sky album I've heard. I decided to give it a try after hearing their cover of Genesis' "I Know What I Like" on the tribute album Supper's Ready, and the sound of the band was quite different than what I was expecting. (I believe the lineup of ... (read more)

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