Friday, August 25, 2017

Cats In Space "Scarecrow"

Country: UK
Genre(s): AOR, Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: Harmony Factory
Format: CD, digital, vinyl, cassette
Release date: August 25, 2017
1. Jupiter Calling (6:22)
2. Mad Hatter's Tea Party (3:47)
3. Clown In Your Nightmare (4:36)
4. Scars (4:39)
5. September Rain (4:00)
6. Broken Wing (5:53)
7. Two Fifty Nine (2:59)
8. Felix & The Golden Sun (3:09)
9. Timebomb (4:04)
10. Scarecrow (7:26)

Total Time 46:55

Paul Manzi (Arena) - lead vocals
Greg Hart-guitars, vocals
Dean Howard-guitars
Jeff Brown-bass, vocals
Steevi Bacon-drums, percussion
Andy Stewart-piano, synthesizers

The older I get, the more I seem to reach back for a musical sound that pre-dates my listening possibilities. For while I was alive when Sparks, 10cc, Supertramp, ELO, or Queen were in their pomp, I was too young to truly appreciate (if I even heard) their output. Add in Angel, Boston, John Lawton fronted Uriah Heep and City Boy and you could wrap up Cats In Space and give them as the perfect 70s flavoured gift. Scarecrow is the band's second album, the stunning Too Many Gods smooth, slick, catchy and clever enough to suggest this lot might just be the real deal. Well, Scarecrow seals it, a collection of ten skillfully crafted cuts whisking you back to a time when bands could create what in truth is progressive pop craziness and have the masses lap it up as though it was the latest flavour of Creamola Foam!
Read the full review by Steven Reid at seaoftranquility.org

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