D'ACCOR'D - D'accor'd III

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Karisma | Autor: AS

Four years after their complex second album "Helike", the Norwegian group D'accor'd wanted to make a more direct album: shorter tracks that differ more from each other and revel in the seventies. She undoubtedly succeeded. But will they also catch the listener with it? For more authenticity, everything was recorded live in a London analog studio. It should be the first take at once. They might have been able to impress an adolescent in the early seventies with it. But the mature contemporary listener spoiled with sound and music technology? Not at all. The quintet lets Jethro Tull, Arthur Brown, Golden Earring and Queen sound like almost everything that had rank and name in rock at that time. But all this was already better heard from the originals back then. Beardfish have done something similar, but the Swedes are superior to their western neighbours in all relevant areas. And the vocals offered here could have been well and willingly in the one or other song ("These Last Todays") a few overdubs. Maybe the fiver should have done a few more takes after all.

Top track: Lady Faboulus

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