Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Happy the Man|
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Prog Rock Masterpiece!
Antony W. Alumkal | Denver, CO USA | 07/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For fans of progressive rock Happy the Man is essential listening. Death's Crown was originally a "multi-media event" that the band performed a few times in their early days. No major label in the late 70's would have had the guts to let a band release a 40 minute suite like this, so the music never saw the light of day except for one section that appeared as "Open Book" on their Crafty Hands album. I once emailed Kit Watkins to ask if there were any surviving tapes of this music--he said he did not know of any. Fortunately, someone found one!
Since this is a rehearsal tape, the music is less than studio quality. Don't let that detract you! The sound quality is decent (comparable to a concert soundboard) and the quality of the music more than makes up for it. This is easily on par with the "epic" works by ELP, Yes, Genesis, and other prog rock bands of the 70's."
A true progressive masterpiece
Patrick Collins | Garden Grove, CA USA | 10/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Happy the Man fan or a fan of progressive music, Buy this CD! Happy the Man are probably the finest example of progressive rock to ever come out of the U.S. This CD is made up of tracks that were meant for a live multi-media performance and were recorded around the time of their first self titled album. A must have!"
T. Canoura | Miami, Florida | 10/12/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I only wonder what would have been if these guys would have performed this material in a state of the art studio with the full backing of a producer. Despite the technical shortcomings from the recording, the music has to be one of the most inspired I've heard from any progressive band in over 20 years!"