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4.0 out of 5 stars What a band!, 20 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: PASS THE CLOCK (Audio CD)
I love Mostly Autumn. Since the mid-eighties, I have been a loyal follower of my bezzy-bands Marillion, Floyd, Queen, etc, and, a few moths ago, I suddenly ran into Mostly Autumn. They have not been off my listening list since. I saw them live a few months ago; their mesmerizing performance, especially that of Bryan and Livvy, held me rapt throughout their 2 hour set.

This compilation sums up their output up to 2008 when Heather Findlay, joint lead-singer with Bryan Josh, left the band. To be honest, I think that Livvy Sparnnen, who replaced Heather, has a better singing voice. The 2 albums which followed this compilation (Go Well, Diamond Heart and The Ghost Moon Orchestra) are excellent.

This is a proper band in the real sense. But it's Bryan Josh's guitar that makes it. His guitar wails, cries, sings, soars, shrieks and screams, especially during his lengthy solos in, for example, 'The Night Sky', 'Goodbye Alone', 'The Gap Is Too Wide', 'Carpe Diem', 'Storms Over Still Water'. These are all exceptional, outstanding pieces of rock. Not hard rock, just classic rock; well-crafted songs, great musicianship, well-sung.

It is a travesty that this band is not massive.

Why only 4 stars for this album and not 5? Just because it does not flow well as a whole. The third CD contains the really big-guns, but all of them thrown together does not really do them justice in my opinion, any more than the celtic-sounding, mainly instrumentals of CD2. Perhaps try some of their albums. I would recommend in particular 'Storms Over Still Water', 'The Ghost Moon Orchestra', 'The Last Bright Light' and 'Spirit of Autumn Past'. But there are amazing pieces of music in all of them.
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Initial post: 6 Sep 2014 19:27:40 BDT
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ChisChas says:
Heather Findlay left MA in 2010, her last album appearance was on 'That Night in Leamington', she gives a goodbye speech at the end of this concert.
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