Cuckoo - Alternate Version - Atmosphera - Lady of Shalott
Label: Mio Records - 020-021 • Format: CD Album CDV VCD • Country: Israel • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock
DISC 1 1. Lady of Shalott 2. Cuckoo Love's Labour's A Hard Days Night - The Beatles - A Hard Days Night 3. Tomorrow 4. Love Is waiting for a Lover 5. Announcement Shaul Grossberg, Bet Lessin 3. Tomorrow - Live at Beit Lessin 4. Lady of Shalott - Live at Galei-Tzahal 5. Catharsis Istopy 6. Nightmare Me El-Ma 7.
Toridtagitar Me El-Ma 8. Of course it does sound as "Yes". So what? Can you imagine a bunch of Israeli youngsters producing prog rock at his best in 77? Well, listen to this album. The opener "Lady Of Shalott" is fantastic. Vocals are so close to Jon's ones that you really believe that it is a YesForgotten album. The comparison with the master is easy : great symphonic moments, complex Cuckoo - Alternate Version - Atmosphera - Lady of Shalott passages especially in "Cuckoo"very good musicianship Moti Fonseka sounds as Howe at times.
This band really deserves a close listen. Three stars for this effort. Atmosphera really out did them selves, being only kids when they recorded it, this is highly Cuckoo - Alternate Version - Atmosphera - Lady of Shalott rock with a lot of sensitivity, I have only high appreciation for them, writing this music in those early years of life.
Although I have the cd version which contain some other material like ami lipner's remixes, which actually has no place in this release, I have to judge this one by more than only the cd version. The two main compositions are what we are gathered here for. Staggering performance by all, drums are accurate and are simply amazing, guitar is beautiful with some fiery solos around, bass is also stunning and keys are just perfect. The music is very melodic with some jazz elements mixed with rock, very interesting.
Both compsositions flow from one part to the other easily like it was a 4 minutes song. CD 1 also contain some live jamming which is not equaly good as the previous tracks, Cuckoo - Alternate Version - Atmosphera - Lady of Shalott think mainly because of the horrible sound, the first live track if it were recorded with the two main compositions it would have been equally good but the garage sound ruins the song, and the next one which is a blues track.
CD 2 contain some live tracks, and another track done by the band 'Istopy' which is a different version of atmosphera, what a killer track that is!! Things like that is hard to find in israel those days so i'm left only with admiration.
I love it and i will give it 5 stars. This 2 CD version includes the whole original LP on the first disc, plus an alternative version of cuckoo. This stuff is far more experimental and avant guard than their former outfit. Overall Cuckoo - Alternate Version - Atmosphera - Lady of Shalott liked the Lady Of Shalott work.
Too bad they call it a day before developing some more. They surely have the chops and the talent to go a lot further than they did. Still, this CD is quite a find. Rating: 3. One of the most apparent clones of Yes even though coming from such unprog country such as Israel. All 5 musicians with with exception the keyboard player try hard to sound like classical Yes Lineup, the bass, drum players and the singer to be most successful clones.
I don't mind any band not Sounds like Yes. I am only referring to disc 1. Yes, it sounds like Yes, especially because of the typical high pitched voice and the Good Life - Von Pea - Peas Gotta Have It drumming.
The keyboards, with frequent use of chord breaking, sometimes sound more like Genesis than Yes. The guitar player Cuckoo - Alternate Version - Atmosphera - Lady of Shalott he listened a Atmosphera comes from Israel. Unfortunate, they only released this album. The last version comes as a 2 CD version. I only have the original album CD 1 and it is that one I am reviewing. This is a very good birthday gift to any Yes fans out there.
Both as a gift to yourself or someone One word review: WOW More than one word review: With my jaw hanging down so far and tears of joy over owning this pooring Brass Tacks - Various - MidCoast Takeover 2014 onto my keyboard it is rather hard to type out how amazing this album sounds. Now I know how Lady of Shalott is one of the highlights of Israeli prog, a very interesting album with some very high "ups" and minimal "downs" Almost every moment is virtuoso playing, lush composing, ranging from minimalstic to bombastic It's hard to say that every moment is musical genius, but near After years of searching for another band providing quality progressive music, as found in albums of King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd and a few other - I've finally put my hands on this double album.
No, I'm not saying it equals to any of the above, but this is as close as it gets, as Well here is an album which doesnt get much reviews Atmosphera was an israeli band which never released its album at the time because of lack of interest La Corrente Delle Stelle - Battiato* - Campi Magnetici the record companies and the israeli public in general.
Does it mean that the album is not good?? Actually far from it!! Lady Of Sharlott is a beautiful album This is recommended, as this is a Master-Piece of Music.
This album probably reveals the Israeli Symphonic-Rock days at it's best. Consider the fact the band members were young then years oldone of them showed that even he could be named "the middle-east's fastest guitarist" Moti Fonseca.
Their sound can be interpertated: the music tha Atmosphere is an old Israeli progressive rock band that doesn't exist anymore, howeverit managed to be popular among the progressive rock fans in the late seventies and early eighties. Atmosphera used to play symphonic progressive rock like Yes. I believe that their entire CD is better than You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.
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