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THE MEETING

Martin Barre

 

Crossover Prog

3.67 | 12 ratings

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GKR
4 stars I almost gave three stars to "The Meeting", but, in the same way as this appear to be a totally different album, it kind came in pair with "A Trick of Memory". But there is plenty difference, musically. The musicians changes in the way the music is played, especially in the use of keyboards, that are far more present and the drums and percussion (with the high skilled Doane Perry, Gerry Conway and Dave Mattacks) that are also well placed.

Although the bluesy female vocals that bugs me are even more present in the opening tracks and in "I Know your face", the songs itself dont lose much because of it. "I Know your face" is the perfect example. Its a great track. "Outer Cicle" shows what great musician Martin is, and, again, the bottom half of the album is all great tracks."Misere", "Spanner", "Tom's" and "Dreamer" (that should have been instrumental) are excellent ones - and where you can understand why Martin is not a guitar god, and yes a composer.

The album lacks of a great finale, and could have been a bit more instrumental, but no need to desperate. Give it four stars and relax.

GKR | 4/5 |

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