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TWILIGHT

The Night Watch

 

Neo-Prog

3.60 | 51 ratings

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apps79
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4 stars 4.5 stars actually!

Nowadays known simply as THE WATCH,this incredible band was formed in 1993 in Milan under the influence of main man/singer/flutist Simone Rossetti.They had often problems regarding their line-up,but finally the band managed to release their first album ''Twilight'' in 1997,after which line-up and rehearsals problems continued,leading Rossetti to a total line-up lifting and to the renaming of THE NIGHT WATCH to the simpler THE WATCH.

Rossetti and his friends tried to catch the old'n'good GENESIS spirit of the Gabriel-era and transform it to the 90's without many changes...and they did it so well! Propably this band is as closest as it ever gets to 70's GENESIS,with Rossetti having a similar to PETER GABRIEL voice and the band performing this delicate Symphonic Rock of the 70's masters.What can anyone say about tracks like ''Ivory soul'',''The fisherman'' or the ''The Black cage''?...or you can pick any of the rest...you will be astonished!Top notch compoisitions with plenty of mellotron sounds, symphonic organs, crying guitars (just when MARILLION also come at mind) and a series of dramatic performances by Rossetti, making me think of PETER GABRIEL at his best.The stunning melodies are there, the lost-in-time GENESIS symphonic approach is there, the guitar/keyboard smooth interplays are also there, the soft mellotron sound just thrill me, one of the best singers/performers nowadays is present as well.As I'm in love with old GENESIS,I couldn't ask for more!The only negative point: total lack of originality of course... but I think those for whom old GENESIS are just a pleasant memory, won't have a problem with that

... and I bet Simone Rossetti was born to do this... recapturing the vintage spirit of PETER GABRIEL and his company.One of my top 10 releases of 1997!

apps79 | 4/5 |

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