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Soundscape of the Seventies,
This review is from: A Tab In The Ocean (Audio CD)
Yes' "Close to the Edge" was the prog rock album of 1972, for that matter the seventies, but this takes the edge of that album's status. I am very surprised that it does not get much of a mention by all the pundits - it's as if it "lays deep in the bottom of the ocean, buried".
The title track is a swirling and undulating offering of soundscapes. The production is clean. It sounds as if its recorded live in a cathedral - just listen to headphones, it's fantastic escapism. The theme is strong with very strong performances by all musicians, I would love to have seen them live.
Desolation Valley is a great track, it rocks and this helped by the bass line which sometimes takes the lead. Nice atmospheric stuff, much like the rest of the album.
A must to have in anyone's prog rock collection