Label: Sonet - SLP-2512 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold • Country: Sweden • Genre: Rock • Style: Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock
It's obvious that it's Chicago bit strange even Chicago compare Made In Sweden's original discography depicted in the story of this band in the CD booklet to that which is penned in the Gibraltar EPR.
In other words, the latter edition's version of the said discography contains one studio album more, so I guess it is necessary to delete the unnecessary one. Chicago is an interview with the bandleader of Swedish prog-pioneers in the CD booklet, and who but Wadenius himself really knows all these and other Made-in-Sweden details? First of all, these were the guys of Pink Floyd whose debut Axs* - Sentry (File) of was the very first brainchild of Progressive Rock.
The bands that no matter, why and how came to a similar 'conclusion' - to perform the most complex Rock Music in the years of the second half of the s were the following. While Jethro Tull's second album of became their first progressive one and, as well as all previously mentioned, was just a bit lacking of something to be the perfect progressive work; a bit later the same year King Crimson found those failing connecting links to create that perfect progressive album.
Finally, inthe international Progressive Rock movement became a reality to be counted with. Note by Progressor : I am familiar well with the creation of Procol Harum, Traffic and the likes, including their early albums released in the second half of the s, and I consider neither early nor the other albums by these bands as truly progressive at all.
The Album. While Made In Sweden prefers to sing in English and to play music that is typical for early British Progressive exactly of the same and in which I don't hear any Swedish at least Scandinavian roots at all, I can still easily see that their music is all their own: it's as highly original as music of the majority of Rock bands at the time in general let alone the progressive ones.
Yes, talking of originality, I consider such a charisma as the main trump of any artist of any genre. It's obvious, however, even the best manifestations of pop-music demonstrate various forms of true originality. So, concerning Progressive, there are at least two more important points that artists of our genre need for their music to be of a high 'progressive' quality.
I mean composition including arrangements and performance including the musicianship. Listening to "Made In England" I find all those progressive 'ingredients' that are necessary to rate it as an excellent album. However, bearing in mind that "Made In England" was released at the very Dawn of Progressive, I have to admit that this is a bit more than just an excellent progressive album.
There are no instrumental compositions on the fourth Made In Sweden work, but each of the eight Chicago featured on the album is filled with variegated vocal and instrumental arrangements. I've listened to the album already five times though it arrived to me just three days ago and still can't 'choose' which of the songs I like most.
Probably, this case just indicates the band's stability, in other words the equal quality of the 'production' the band is able to offer the listener at the moment. The mastery of each of the trio is really amazing, and their joint instrumental work is especially impressive.
The music the band perform is so intriguing and interesting, it's so sincere, after all, that sounds incredibly refreshing even now - more than years after the album was released.
All in all, "Made In Gangsta Gangsta - N.W.A* - Straight Outta Compton is one of the best progressive albums of Heine Mad River Wadenius, S.
Heine Little Cloud Wadenius, R. Another version of the album's title was "Mad River". Roger Wallis was a producer of the band only 'live' album of May 25,
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