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Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Tempest
Title: Tempest
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Castle - Old Numbers
Release Date: 9/14/1999
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602923651521

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It ain't Shakespeare, but it sure rocks
D. Hartley | Seattle, WA USA | 02/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The 1972 debut by this little-known "minor supergroup" (as they are referred to in the CD liner notes) is well worth your attention if you are a fusion and/or prog rock fan. The Tempest sound is propelled by the tasty fretwork of gifted British axemeister Allan Holdsworth (Gong,Soft Machine,etc.), the rhythm section from pioneering jazz-rock outfit Colosseum and the formidable warbling of one Paul Williams (no, not the diminutive composer with dubious pipes who penned "Rainy Days And Mondays", but another!)The most amazing thing about the album is how contemporary it sounds; the only thing that screams "early 70's" are the occasional silly lyric (a la Spinal Tap's "Stonehenge"). Several cuts sound like virtual templates for the Dixie Dregs, Dream Theater, King's X or Queensrhyche; especially with Holdsworth's fat, sustaining guitar tone, sophisticated chord chemistry and his occasional flourishes on the electric violin. Prog-rock heaven!"
Tomorrow,will i again go free
T. P. Russell | Wichita, KS United States | 05/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amazing in 01 that ppl still listen to this. but im not surprised. Very good . Early HOldsworth ,heavy licks for then and now. A very talented group of musicians ,with jon hiseman of colosseum fame. Not much air in usa at time. Also check out Jade Warrior another group ahead of the pack/"
EXCELENT MUSICAL EXPERIENCE Tempest es un supergrupo
francisco cruzado coca | Lima, Peru | 05/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Es un gran trabajo de rock progresivo con el toque maestro y genial de Allan Holdsworth. En esta obra se puede lucir el virtuosismo del maestro"