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A Welcome Return!!,
This review is from: Whirlwind (Standard Version) (Audio CD)
It's welcome back to Transatlantic!! A masterful piece of music - all 77 minutes of it! OK, it sags a bit in parts and is slightly too religious sounding (at least on the two listens I've had) but when you reach the epic closing section "Dancing with Eternal Glory/Whirlwind (reprise)" you'll wonder where the time went!! Of course, although it's sold to us as one piece of music, it's really lots of bits and pieces cobbled together - but it flows nicely!
If I have any complaints about this album it's the fact that Mike Portney's drums are often very prominent in the mix. MP is a great drummer but there are places here where it feels like there's too much of him (part 2, "The Wind Blew them All Away", is probably the worst example of this).
There's also a limited 2CD set available as well, with 4 shorter tracks and 4 cover versions, of which I have only heard their take on the Genesis track "Return of the Giant Hogweed", and an even more limited box set sort of thing with a 'making of' DVD.
Now it's fingers crossed for another European tour!!