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Cressida — Asylum
(Vertigo 6360 025, 1971, LP)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 1993-10-01

Asylum Cover art

Cressida's second Asylum in my opinion is the best of the genre represented by Beggars' Opera, Spring, Fantasy, Fruupp, and many more. An amazingly elegant album, Asylum was a beautiful progressive rock album in that laid back English style with great room for instrumentals and a very pleasant vocalist. Both Asylum and their debut are very rare now (both were original Vertigo "Swirls") and it took a while for them to reissue this first one, but this was well worth the wait. While the songs are generally shorter, all of the ideas are there and in condensed form making this a great album of 70s progressive rock. If any of the above bands are to your liking, this one should be an essential purchase.


Filed under: Reissues, Issue 1, 1971 releases

Related artist(s): Cressida

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