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Toward the Sun/Fluid Druid
Druid
Toward the Sun/Fluid Druid
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #2

If You Ever Wondered What a Progressive Band from the 70's that Featured Gary Numan's Drummer and One of the Men Behind the Teletubbies Records Would Sound Like, Wonder No More. Because That's What this Is!

      
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All Artists: Druid
Title: Toward the Sun/Fluid Druid
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes on
Release Date: 8/12/1997
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 5017261202857, 766488910421

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If You Ever Wondered What a Progressive Band from the 70's that Featured Gary Numan's Drummer and One of the Men Behind the Teletubbies Records Would Sound Like, Wonder No More. Because That's What this Is!

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Yes And Starcastle Fans Take Note
Chris Gerbig | Ontario, Canada | 09/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have to disagree with my fellow reviewers on this one! If you are a fan of YES or STARCASTLE, you must give this a try. Guitarist/Singer Dane has a pure, high tenor voice that compares favorably to Jon Anderson. This is very fine, dreamy, mystical symphonic rock. It tends to some harder edged, more streamlined moments on the 2nd CD. But I don't see how you can like YES music and not like this. These albums are way better than anything that YES did after 1976!! The mellotron flights are full of fantasia, and many songs have a pastoral, dream-like quality. I regard DRUID as one of the must maligned and unappreciated symphonic rock groups of the 70's. They are second only to Starcastle in their ability to create complex, melodic Yes-influenced prog rock."
Yes imitators enjoy a short career.
R. Gerrard | 09/08/1998
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Part of a strange trend in the '70s when bands started imitating other bands to the hilt, Druid was fascinated with the sound of Yes. Complete with all the basic Yes ingredients - high-pitched vocals, Rickenbacker bass, banks of keyboards - Druid went off hell-bent to prove to the world that they could sound like Yes. The point of this exercise in mimickery remains a mystery. Toward The Sun is one of the few progressive rock albums where the mellotron is so over-used, it actually starts to get on your nerves. Fluid Druid finds the band a little leaner and meaner, but the unhealthy Yes fascination still grates. After just two albums, Druid wisely called it a day. Recommended for desperate progressive rock fanatics only."
Ah, nostalgia..
R. Gerrard | Kent, UK | 09/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Years ago, I saw Druid live at a local theatre. .... To hear the music again on this album was a true nostalgia trip. I have the original vinyl albums, but no turntable, so I thought "why not.." and bought the CDs. I suppose it is a bit "music for musicians", but I fit that bill so there's my excuse.OK, I admit, I was so into this stuff in the 70's that I learned to play every guitar part, and every keyboard part. If I'd had a studio I could probably have hired a drummer and made a passable copy of "Toward the Sun" - the whole album I mean. The difference is I couldn't have written the stuff, nor performed it with such confidence... nor sung it in the original key!If you like YES, and that kind of frantic musicianship, this album will add something a little off-centre to your collection. Well worth a listen, and not just for nostalgia either."