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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Aunt Mary - Janus (1973)

Believe it or not, but there has in fact been some good progressive rock bands here in Norway too! Aunt Mary was most of their time a hard rock band in the Deep Purple vein. But on their third album, "Janus", the music took a much more progressive direction. The album is clearly inspired by Yes, Pink Floyd and Emerson Lake & Palmer. Keyboardist Bengt Jenssen had also bought a minimoog which he used in the most tasteful way. The album starts with "Path of Your Dream". The opening riff soon gets into a acuostic vocal part, and the track ends in a disharmonic riff with the moog monotonius just going on and on in the background, and it sounds great! "For All Eternity" is a quite Yes influenced track and also very good. On "Stumbling Stone" you can still hear some of the group`s hard rock roots, but in a much more experimental way than before. "All We got to do is Dream" is a nice acoustic track, and "Candles of Heaven" got some Emerson influenced hammond-work and high vocal harmonies. A great album which gets my vote as the best norwegian progressive rock album ever. - vintageprog.com
(info by Knut Norway)
1. Path of your dream - 4:06
2. Mr. Kaye - 2:01
3. Nocturnal voice - 6:06
4. For all eternity - 6:54
5. Untitled - Hidden track - 0:41
6. Stumblin' stone - 6:10
7. All we've got to do is dream - 2:53
8. Candles of Heaven - 5:26
9. What a lovely day - 5:15
Size: 52.0 Mb
Bitrate: 192 mp3
Artwork Included


At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

never heard this great album before - thanks!!

At 2:45 PM, Blogger jonxx said...

Progressive rock from Norway ! Amazing and much more than curio...
Another band i never heard before.
Thank YOU.

At 3:34 PM, Blogger Encarnacion said...

Hi. Could you relink to somewhere accessible. 30 years seeking for this guys, WHAT A BAND! what a days those when I was born. Regards


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