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I WANT YOU TO GET BACK HOME

Mr. Gil

 

Neo-Prog

3.46 | 22 ratings

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BrufordFreak
4 stars Fans of Mirek Gil's dramatic electric guitar solos might be surprised by this album of lite jazz- rock songs more in the vein of some of Paul Weller's STYLE COUNCIL albums. I know I was/am! But, I LOVE IT!

Piano-based, cello throughout, great vocals, and lots of catchy melodies and beautiful harmonies. And Mirek Gil playing acoustic guitars. Only. No screaming, wailing solos.

And no drums!

At times the vocalist, Karol Wróblewski, has some striking similarities to TIM BOWNESS-- stylistically. The big distinguishing difference lies in the intricate and unusual harmonies floating and popping in all around the headphone listener. As a matter of fact, it's the harmonies that keeps me coming back for more, they're so different and . . . unexpected.

A low key, mellow album that is less prog than experimental--for Mirek. Harkening back to bands like AMERICA, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, the soulful side of LENNY KRAVITZ, TOM POWERS, early ELTON JOHN ad BILLY JOEL. Recommended most for the unique vocal harmony stylings. Also, if you like acoustic music, vocal dominated, with piano, cello and acoustic guitars doing all the instrumental support, this is a beautiful, soulful album for you. Bravo, Mirek! You have guts! I wish you all the glory and success that you deserve. (You, too, Karol! Great job!)

I'd give this five stars but as it is not really a progressive rock album, it is not really fitting. Still, highly recommended. Beautiful music!

Favorites: "Fix My Arms," and each of the first four songs, "Time," "Our Shoes," "In Your Heart," and "Find Me" are all sublime.

BrufordFreak | 4/5 |

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