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Barclay James  Harvest - ... And Other Short Stories CD (album) cover

... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

Barclay James Harvest

 

Crossover Prog

3.24 | 114 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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2 stars A song with no meaning and other short songs

Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories was the third album of Barclay James Harvest and compared to the previous two it was something of a disappointment. There are indeed some pleasant tunes here, but it is a bit hard to see what is supposed to be progressive about this music. Also, though competent musicians, they lack something distinctive, something that makes them stand out from the crowd. Indeed, they sound rather anonymous here and lacking any strong musical identity of their own. The previous two albums were better and had stronger and more Prog-relevant material. This is basically a Folk Rock album with only The Poet/After The Day being a symphonic Rock song.

If this band ever could claim to be an important band in a Prog context, they cannot site the present album as a reference! It must be with the two first albums that they were able to make some kind of impact on the progressive world.

The best songs here like Medicine Man and The Poet/After The Day are featured in better and more interesting versions on live recordings.

Only for fans this one

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |

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