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One day, there will be a Broadway musical about this band,
This review is from: See You On The Other Side (Audio CD)
Only in the State of New York could a record like this be made. It is hopeless trying to describe the overwhelming array of melodies across the 8 tracks featured here, but hey, here goes... Essentially, this is the sound of an American songshow spilling out on to the streets and breaking into a riot of colour, noise and beautiful rushes of harmony. The flute and piano that rocket out halfway through 'Life in the Empire State', the saxophone break in 'Sudden ray of hope' that should go on for days, the squall of 'Racing the tide' and the fragile, exhilarating moments abound everywhere else (gospel, blues, country, soul, showmusic, rock and invariably, roll) make this sound like everything and nothing you've heard before. This seems to be the beginning of the trilogy (hopefully more though) that 'Deserter's Songs' and 'All is dream' are part of; a wonderful testament to the sheer beauty of American music.