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SONG TO COMUS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Comus

 

Prog Folk

4.55 | 40 ratings

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1967/ 1976
4 stars Tyrannosaurus Rex or Comus? Because this is my doubt. Ok, I think that Comus or Tyrannosaurus Rex is not essential: both bands are extraordinary. But if i speak about Comus is clear that I speak about a great band but that remein obscure also today. And this is a pure mystery for me. This CD is the complete collection of Comus recordings and it is a great CD.

CD 1 present 'First Utterance' a great example of Acid Folk Jam! 'First Utterance' is the Folk version of Syd Barret's Pink Floyd in my mind and the songs are disconnect between them, as if deliberately 'First Utterance' sounds almost garage. In a certain sense 'First Utternce (and 'Diana' maxi single) is an example of the application of Psychedelic trips in music and a great example of early Prog.

CD 2 present 'To Keep From Crying', a Virgin release from 1974. Acid Folk is died and in this case this album is more commercial. Not Rock because too Folk but, at the end, not Folk because too POP. 'To Keep From Crying' please me more respect to 'First Utterance' but I think that in Prog field 'Too Keep From Crying' is not comparable to 'First Utterance'. 'Down (Like A Movie Star)' is a pure Rock song as 'Diana' is a pure Psychedelic song in 'First Utterance'.

The final result of all Comus/ Roger Wootton recording sessions is a must for Folkers and Progsters. Also if not a masterpiece this compilation is fundamental.

1967/ 1976 | 4/5 |

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