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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

STEVE HILLAGE Rainbow 77: French review translated

http://www.musicwaves.fr/frmReview.aspx?ID=11986&REF=STEVE-HILLAGE_Rainbow-1977--14-Edition


STEVE HILLAGE: RAINBOW 1977 - 2014 EDITION (1977)

ALBUM - GONZO MULTIMEDIA ROCK
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CLOSE GROUPS: HAWKWIND , GONG 

TRACKS:

01. Octave Doctors, 02. It's All Too Much, 03. Light In The Sky, 04. Radio 05. Electrick Gypsies, 06. The Salmon Song, 07. Solar Musick Suite (part 2 ) 08. Motivation, 09. Saucer Surfing, 10. Searching For The Spark, 11. Hurdy Gurdy Man TRAINING: Curtis Robertson (Bass), Joe Blocker (Drums), Miquette Giraudy (Vocals / Keyboards), Steve Hillage (Vocals / guitars) TAG: 70's , Live






Written by Childeric Thor on 15/10/2014

"Rainbow 1977". Everything is in the title which immediately sets the stage, temporal and formal promise of these set pieces, one of those performances in which this time was fond and generous. This live, captured in that famous room in London, wants to be a witness of these great moments of rock, progressive or not, when groups used the stage as a theater suitable for all extensions, boat launch to instrumental paradise. Artist his time, although his future "Rainbow Dome Musick" recorded two years later, will make him a precursor, Steve Hillage book here, accompanied by a fabulous trio (Curtis Robertson, Miquette Giraudy and Joe Blocker), a river filled concert sumptuous guitar solos, keyboards galloping, all backed by a rhythm section of the fire god ('Electrick Gypsies'). From its teeming 15 minutes at the withers, 'Searching For The Spark' as such constitutes the best example, where everyone is entitled to his moment to him. De demonstration by box of 12 maybe, but English retain all along a kind of warm relaxation makes them always pleasant and exhilarating art, a lovely simplicity.Guitar virtuoso and (especially) a former member of Gong , the master of the house not yet watch ever stingy with grandiose electric effusions, like on 'Solar Musick Suite (Part 2)' but delicate air, his playing takes all. While some pinceront nose tackle this live another age, "Rainbow 1977" appears to be still a moment of pure joy, despite its length. picking in the first three albums of the combo, starting with " Motivation Radio "(Octave Doctors', 'Radio' ...) to which he then turns, this album is a good opportunity to (re) discover the work of this iconic guitarist of the school of Canterbury which is not tire to enjoy the light and refined lines.
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