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5.0 out of 5 stars
Taste Acquired, 30 Sept. 2006
Repertoire have done a great job at repackaging and remastering this wonderful album. The whole thing looks great with some new sleeve notes written by Chris Welch.The sound is much cleaner than any previous releases although the slight bend at the beginning of the title track is still there. As for the music it is stunning! The opening track is classic Gentle Giant with the contrast of Kerry Minnear's beautifully angelic voice, Gary Green's biting guitar lines and wonderful harmonies during the choral bits. The Edge of Twilight and The Moon is Down are both dark,mysterious tracks, the latter quite jazzy in places. Wreck is a modern day sea shanty, lead guitar and moog working in unison in the verse, recorders in the chorus. The House, The Street, The Room is quite a heavy rocking track with a blistering guitar solo from Gary Green. Black Cat is very atmospheric with Phil Shulman singing lead with his light,sensitive voice. The album finishes wih Plain Truth which allows Ray Shulman to stretch out on his violin. This is a fairly straight forward number which I think was recorded during the recording sessions for the first album. If you like music with depth, contrast and integrity buy it! You will not be disappointed.