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Reviews of releases for 1990

Spirit - Tent of Miracles - Expanded Edition

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The year is 1990. It’s been nearly twenty years since the five-piece Spirit released their landmark album The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus, and a good ten years since the band had...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-08-12)

Chocolate - Peru's Master Percussionist (Perspectives on Afro​-​Peruvian Music. The Collection)

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The full title includes the subtitle (Perspectives on Afro-Peruvian Music. The Collection), and was originally released on the New York-based label Lyrichord way back when it was recorded in 1991....

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-09-16)

Anthony Phillips - Slow Dance

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As it happens, this lavish reissue package arrived in my mail on the same day as the new album by Simon Phillips (

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-05-08)

Ozric Tentacles - Erpland

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I return to Erpland fairly frequently if only to do a quick check after listening to the nth new title by the band to see if they had always sounded like this. Because it's a somewhat...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-04-12)

Crucis - Los Delirios del Mariscal

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McLatchey's Second Tier

The short career of Crucis came to an end with the follow-up to their debut album. In the mid 70s. Mahavishnu Orchestra had really laid down the...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-11-24)

Robert Normandeau - Lieux Inouïs

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Lieux Inouïs (Unheard of Places) is a digitally remixed reissue of Normandeau’s 1990 debut release. Normandeau is one of Canada’s premiere electroacoustic composers and...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-09-08)

Third Ear Band - Third Ear Band

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McLatchey's Second Tier

The Third Ear Band quartet got even more experimental for the follow up to their debut album, reducing a bit of the Renaissance feel of some of the...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-07-14)

Area - Crac!

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McLatchey's Second Tier

As a whole I believe Area's third album Crac! is generally considered their best album, it was definitely the first one I heard and if...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-04-28)

Crucis - Crucis

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McLatchey's Second Tier

In the early 90s a lot of the great progressive rock albums were only available through Japan and I believe I jumped at the right time and managed to...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-11-12)

Jumbo - Vietato Ai Minori di 18 Anni?

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McLatchey's Top Tier #14

This is one of four Italian progressive rock albums in my top tier; in fact when it comes to the genre I tend to prize a lot of these more than the...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-05-14)
 

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