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This review is from: The Underfall Yard (Audio CD)
Prog albums are a tough proposition. Almost all of them have some weakness - e.g. Battle of Epping Forest on Selling England by the Pound, Parallels on Going for the One, and so on. Some track sounds weak, twee, out of place, overproduced, or just overblown. Some mistake creeps in. This album has none. None. Not one. Intricate, intimate and inventive songs, amazingly arranged with stunning production and outstanding musicianship. Even the improbable 20+ minute epic is brought off with the sort of aplomb that puts the attempts of Frost* and It Bites to shame. A monumental album. Quite how the guys are going to follow this one is beyond me. This is about as good as it gets.
I got this almost a year ago and keep going back to it. If you have any understanding of prog, give this a try and you will too. This has the sort of depth that any prog band would be proud of.
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Initial post: 27 Apr 2011 17:57:38 BDT
Parallels a weakness? Blimey????
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Oct 2012 21:33:32 GMT
Ged Fazakerley says:
Have to say that got me too.... Parallels a weakness! Its one of the stronger tracks.... Wonderous stories or the title track are the weaker tracks....
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