Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
British progressive rock group released two albums on Vertigo & were led by the guitar & vocals of Angus Cullen. Highly praised in The Tapestry of Delights guide to progressive rock. Packaged in a mini gatefold LP sleev... more »
British progressive rock group released two albums on Vertigo & were led by the guitar & vocals of Angus Cullen. Highly praised in The Tapestry of Delights guide to progressive rock. Packaged in a mini gatefold LP sleeve. For fans of early Genesis, Caravan & Soft Machine. Akarma.
TRAGICALLY OVERLOOKED PROG-ROCK BEAUTY!
sonic-x | Sharon, PA United States | 05/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My recollection is that this band was made up of a bunch of UK studio musicians; not surprisingly, the playing is excellent throughout. Twelve perfectly crafted songs, each featuring interesting lyrics and concise (and expertly crafted) solos by the guitarist and keyboardist. Guitarist John Heyworth sings one tune and sounds suspiciously like Justin Hayward; keyboardist Peter Jennings plays precise, tasteful solos, and if you love the deep, dark sound of a Hammond B-3 organ, you will love this guy's playing (especially the long solo on the track "Depression", which is absolutely beautiful). This album was the first of two, and definitely the one to have if you're only having one (the second alb, "Asylum", has a different guitarist and the song writing isn't up to par; a bit of the "sophomore slump"). Very strange and cool album art as well."
John Murray | Portland, Oregon, USA. | 08/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I heard this album years ago and for some reason it stuck in my mind so I did a search on it. I'm glad to see that it is still available so now I will buy it. The only reason I didn't give this album 5 stars is because I couldn't get enough of the guitar work, the guy did some brilliant stuff but was really subdued in a lot of the material so I'm disappointed. However I will do further searches on this guitarist (John Heyworth) and see what I can come up with. I hope he is still around and still making albums."
I love this album
B. E Jackson | Pennsylvania | 03/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Imagine if the lead singer of the Moody Blues (Justin Hayward) auditioned for Deep Purple and imagine if the songwriting was highly enjoyable in the same way, er, let me think here- Arthur Lee's Love is. That's sort of what Cressida is like.
It's amazing JUST how much the lead singer resembles Justin Hayward. I am absolutely in love with this, and the follow-up Asylum. I put this band in the same camp as other rock acts such as Camel in that, while they are tagged as progressive rock, they actually play the kind of music that ANYONE can like, because that's just the nature of the band. They don't try to irritate the listener, they don't try to be anything they're not- Cressida just wants you to like them, simple as that, and they succeed.
Cressida comes across as just a likeable band and this album will show you how good they were at writing music. A must buy, or better yet, get that collection with this and Asylum that amazon is selling currently. Great stuff."