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Golden Earring - Golden Earring (AKA Wall Of Dolls) CD (album) cover

GOLDEN EARRING (AKA WALL OF DOLLS)

Golden Earring

 

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3,5 for sure

Golden Earring is one of the first bands I,ve come across since my musical journey begun, is more then 20 years since now, GE remanin a constant band in my CD player. This is the first album they released in a new decade where musical direction and rock in genral got new dimensions and new attitude. This is selftotled album also known as Wall of dolls from 1970, a new era for them, musicaly speaking. I must say that this among my fav GG album ever, is very psychedelic in aproach with some progressive elements thrown in, the result is prety great, even the progressive rock term is very pale here in contrast with other bands from that period. They performed something between psychedelic rock with more edged rock arrangements here and there but also some progressive elements that will always remind me of Focus or Jethro Tull in places. The band conducted by excellent song writters Barry Hay and George Kooymans, who mange to pull the band from an obscure act from Holland tulip fields to a stardom band in mid ,70s. Now, back to this album, I might say is a very misterious album in away, musicaly speaking sometimes the atmosphere is very gloomy, dark like on As Long As The Wind Blows, some more deeper arrangements on Big Tree Blue Sea who remind me in places of Focus and even Jethro Tull, etc. Nice vocal parts, realy great voice has Barry Hay, quite underrated voice from the glory days of music, very smooth tone of voice and very powerfull aswell, also he done a great job on flute here. So, this album is a total winner, among my fav GE albums. Maybe not realy someting as a masterpiece status for sure, but avery worthy album for sure, 3-3,5 . Recommended if anyone wants to discover GE in their prime career.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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