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Symphonic Prog

4.12 | 199 ratings

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4 stars Refugee made a monumental album, here is no compromise.

In 1974 they released their self titled debut and farewell album, a real gem, solid from start to end, this album has a versatile sound oriented towards the Baroque and Classic era. The first instrumental one Papillon is stunning, great keys, great drums, all is super, the second one Someday, first track with voice, Lee Jackson sounds to me like Peter Gabriel, but more rough, not a bad thing at all, and now the highlight on this album and one of the best tracks of Moraz - the epic Grand canyon - feature beautiful, expressive synth solos, with overdubed synth, precision drumming, swirling Hammond organ. The rest are super too.

Patrick Moraz after this album was recruted by Yes to release Relayer,and they had to realize their history was over, and their fate was sealed. After all this is a magnific symphonic album and still actual after 30 years. Recommended, 4 stars

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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