Seasons 8. Love Quiver 9. Mechanical Lover Hazy Paradise Memories Invitation Lost Forever Thanks For The Love Hazy Paradise Single B-side Mechanical Lover Single B-side Reseved for confirmed fans who have the next two albums. So this album ended up having two songs with original drummer Cees Kalis, and the rest with new drummer Ton van der Kleij.
Inthis album received a UK release on the Nepentha label, which features the Roger Dean cover that's been used on the German Repertoire CD reissue as well as the Japanese reissue. This album is less polished than the albums to follow "Song of the Marching Children", "Atlantis"the Mellotron hadn't even yet appeared although I suspected a little synthesizers was used near the end of "Twilight Dreamer"and there's more of a late '60s psych feel.
The album opens up with "Wild and Exciting", which became a hit for them in their home country. It's obvious that these guys need to brush on their English, but regardless, it's a pleasant piece, especially after the aggressiveness of "Love Quiver" which preceeded it. It's understood that "Song of the Marching Children" and "Atlantis" shows the band at their best I can't argue with thatthis debut album is still excellent with promise of more great things to come.
This album has not aged very well, I'm afraid. There is no need for the casual fan to grab this one although a song like "21st Century Show" indicates already the direction that they will pursue a little later more complex structure, nice flute while "Seasons" reminds me "Never Marry A Railroad Man" from "Shocking Blue" their fellow countrymen, woman which was also released in Each remastered version features a hell of good bonus tracks.
Five songs or so being present on each version. Two stars. There are no notable elements of symphonic prog, but still these songs have luring ideas enough to avoid falling into non-prog rock'n'roll category. Of course there are some tracks that are rather poor, but there are more that are good. In fact they sound better and better with each listening, even though the first impression may have been less than remarkable.
What I like here is the sort of "dated" sound. I'm not meaning bad production it's pretty good actuallybut the overall feeling, call it hazy if you like. You can tell without a doubt this music comes from the fruitful era of ''72, and being European instead of American or British gives some Earth And Fire - To The World Of The Future (CD to it all. Netherlands is indeed a good prog country.
This is the debut album of this prog rock band from Holland, and actually the only one I know from theirs, so I don't really know if they were truly a progressive rock band later, or as in this Album), they were just another nice rock band.
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Discography Awards and nominations Tribute Earth And Fire - To The World Of The Future (CD Personnel. It's a great break after an upbeat tempo track. There is lead guitar solo as well, Earth And Fire - To The World Of The Future (CD. The music flows smoothly from start to the end without any surprise in melody or rhythm changes. It's very enjoyable track.
The organ solo in the middle of the song is really excellent. This is another track that I always repeat listening. Excellent composition. The band use many musical transitions in this track. I think you will enjoy this album very much whether you like prog music or not.
It's not a pop music, definitely. But is not as complex as any prog rock music. Music lovers would like this album, I think. For me, it's an excellent addition to my prog collection. Buy the CD! The title track itself is worth for having this CD in your collection. Gatot Widayanto, Indonesia. As a conclusion this is a quite good album with no real failures but as well without any highlights and not on par anymore with the two preceding ones. A bit Album) than average but I'm hesitating to call it an essential one.
The title track won't be as much influenced by the classical genre. It actually starts as an electronic-soul piece of music. Rather unexpected I would say. At almost half time, a Floydian mood "Echoes" is raising this good song to another level. Fantastic guitar solo, while the whole band plays in unisson.
It is a fabulous moment of symphonic rock. There won't be many more of these performed by this good Dutch bandin the future, so let's enjoy it as much as we can A very good opener. As usual, we'll get some transitional tracks only one on this album : "How Many Flies". A bit flat, I should say.
When you listen to the keyboard sound during "The Last Seagul" intro just before the start of the jazzy part, it is amazing to hear how close they are to the ones of Tubeway Army a little later - well four years or so. I'm not very attracted by this track but jazz is not really my cup of tea. The same jazzy touch will also be featured in "Voice From Yonder", but it will also feature some sci-fi parts you know lke during the intro of "Diamond Dogs" from who you know as well as true symph ones; so globally this one is substantially better.
Incredible melody, gorgeous keyboards and those vocals Let's be honest. These songs might be pop ones, but they are fantastic. I wish all pop songs Earth And Fire - To The World Of The Future (CD be of that caliber. I really do not mind since they do this with great skills.
With the closing number, the band releases another very pleasant song. This is my fave of the album. This might as well be the last album featuring so many symph moments, but we'll see This album is well balanced. No blunder, several very good songs. Of course this is not a masterpiece but three solid stars seem to be a decent rating I wish I could rate this seven out of ten.
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