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Cherry Five
Cherry Five
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Goblin's classic first album. The album is composed of 6 extended tracks, structured in suite format. A cornerstone of Goblin's past which is a must for all their fans.


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All Artists: Goblin
Title: Cherry Five
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cinevox Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2002
Re-Release Date: 3/27/2002
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 8004644002293, 766488614626


Album Description
Goblin's classic first album. The album is composed of 6 extended tracks, structured in suite format. A cornerstone of Goblin's past which is a must for all their fans.

CD Reviews

A guilty pleasure
Jeffrey J.Park | Massachusetts, USA | 04/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is absolutely brilliant, albeit embarrassingly derivative Italian progressive rock that can be profitably compared with Yes circa 1969. More specifically, imagine if Yes never progressed beyond their 1969 debut, yet managed to chug forward into the year 1975 with a keyboard player of Keith Emerson (of ELP) quality armed with a huge arsenal of analog synthesizers, playing suite-length versions of "Survival" (Yes), infused with Tarkus-period (ELP) sensibilities and you will have a good idea of what is going on here. There is a bit a guilty pleasure in all of this though. The bass player, although shamelessly plagiarizing Chris Squire throughout (I think parts of "Then" show up in "The Swan is a Murderer PART II"), ABSOLUTELY RIPS! The fact that he uses a trebly Rickenbacker 4001 bass certainly does not hurt either. The vocals (in English) are also excellent and Cherry Five is evidently fond of four-part vocal harmonies that are so evident in early Yes. This of course makes further comparisons with early Yes unavoidable. In their defense, the musicians are all excellent and their arranging skills are superb. Melodic and rhythmic counterpoint is staggeringly complex at times ("My Little Cloud Land"), and it is during these fleeting moments that glimpses of the real Cherry Five come through the thick pea soup of the ELP-early YES hybridization. This is an incredibly high-energy album that compels me to get my Rickenbacker 4003 bass out and rip right alongside it. Highly recommended."
What a wonderful surprise!
Robert Cossaboon | The happy land of Walworth, NY | 04/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Putting this cd in I was expecting the dark music of Goblin's Profundo Rosso, when what I got instead was this wicked jazzy guitar/keyboard intro to "Country Grave-Yard". And that's what you will get here: propulsive rhythms and upbeat vocals. ELP keyboard enthusiasts will be elated as each track is saturated in piano/organ/synthesizer/mellotron--you name it, it's here. But be not mistaken rather than shackle itself with excessive keyboard arrangements, Cherry Five soars instead. On "Dorian Gray" there are some wonderful moments when the guitarist seems almost ready to steal everything and run with it. "Oliver" is interesting for its Yes Album sound-alike tone. One of the best tracks is "My Little Cloud Land" which pulls off some nice Doobie Brotheresque vocals while at the same time keeping both the guitar and keyboard in tight reign. Yes, the comparisons will abound for any listener: ELP, Yes, PFM, even Kansas. Cherry Five is an excellent timepiece of mid-seventies prog rock."
A very promising start!
Glen Bourgeois | Cheticamp, Nova Scotia Canada | 07/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm getting used to hearing groups that take a page from the musical notebook of Yes. Some are very interesting (Morse Code from Quebec, Canada, and Druid from England), and others are less so (Starcastle being one of them). Cherry Five fall into the "astounding" category. The first two tracks are dynamite ("English Graveyard" and "The Ghost of Dorian Grey"). The rest tapers off, but is still listenable (although at times forgettable). I know little about Goblin (except for my copy of "Suspiria", which doesn't hold me, and the track "Roller", which I love). Maybe I should get into these guys a bit more..."