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A WINTER'S TALE

Red Jasper

 

Prog Folk

3.57 | 21 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Red Jasper fifth studio album from 1994 named A winter's tale is another worthy one in my opinon, keeping same formula, maybe in places even more folk then on predecesor but aswell tinged with neo prog elemets here and there. Again subtle pieces with nice blend of celtic, folk and neo prog. Again influenced by Jethro Tull, this time some piece sounds like on Crest of Knave for example like Dark room, with Davey Dodds voice alterning from Fish to David Bowie in places. The music is agaiin good , from mellow arrangements not far from Strawbs , but melted to more rougher moments not far from Marillion. While the album is not bad, I think is less convincing like the predecesot, is a little to fade, but as a whole is a good album with some very nice moments like Bread & Circus's the longest track from here and Sonnet III. I will give again 3 stars, going very well if you had already listen to Jethro Tull at some point, Marillion, Chandelier from neo side and from folk side Strawbs and Steelye Span. Worth to listen to this band, because they made some decent albums, while never gained much attention in prog circles. Enjoyble band.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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