Mirrored Dreams (Plankton PKN 101) 1978 UK *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s another candidate for a megabucks lp, possessing all the required ingredients which are namely 1) it’s British, 2) it’s a private pressing, and 3) it’s got an edge. Sure enough copies of this progressive hard rock outfit’s sole lp have been seen turning up in the international scene at $250 a pop. Overpriced as usual in this game, yet Mirrored Dreams has much to its merit, such as beaucoup hard-edged guitar work, phasing on ‘Helping Hand’, big heavy fuzz solo on ‘Wake Up’. Most songs settle in a slow-to—medium paced artsy blues rock kind of groove. Only ‘Foolish Hero’ ups the pace for a BTO-styled jam session. My only beef might be the vocals are a bit lightweight, nothing fatal whatsoever. Clean production. Chunky bass prominent. Melodic use of both acoustic and electric piano throughout. Another fine entry in the ever-so-slim field of good progressive/classic rock. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

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I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you George for the front and rear cover photos.

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Brand New Day4:33
1-2Rolling Stone3:21
1-3Helping Hand5:50
1-4Waves Of Loneliness5:52
2-1Foolish Hero4:16
2-2Unborn Child4:37
2-3Precious Dreams7:33
2-4Wake Up6:20

 

 

 

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