GLASS HAMMER - The Inconsolable Secret

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: ohne Wertung | Label: Sound Resources | Autor: AS

The 2005 released "The Inconsolable Secret" wasn't the best, but it was the most ambitious album of the two US-Retroproggers Steve Babb and Fred Schendel. The double CD was a monumental concept album, on which for the first time Fiauch used a real drummer. In the past, the two multi-instrumentalists had "drummed" or programmed corresponding machines themselves. They also put no less than fifteen guest musicians at the service of this epic work, including a four-piece "Girls Choir", a soprano and a tenor as well as various strings. The album was sold out for a long time - and is now coming back on the market in a deluxe edition. But what's special is probably CD 3, which contains "The Morning She Woke" as well as the four longest tracks of the original work in remix versions. Glass Hammer's current singer Jon Davison, who also serves on Yes, breathes new life into this track and "Long And Long Ago". In addition, new or additional recordings by various guitarists and a flute, among others in "Having Caught A Glimpse", enhance the offered pieces considerably. A fine new edition.

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