Thursday, 7 March 2019
Granada - Hablo de Una Tierra (1975)
The debut album from this Spanish band.
Granada was a quartet with a lineup of bass, drums, flute, violin, clavicord, Mellotron, piano, guitars and Spanish vocals.
The band were helped out by some guest musician who provided mandolin, percussion, guitars and vocals.
I reviewed their third and final album, the 1978 Valle Del Pas back in 2013 and you can read my review here. An album I really liked a lot.
So I got their first two albums too and their second album will be reviewed asap too.
Granada was from Madrid and were a large part of the rather underrated Spanish symphonic prog scene. I think the scene and their music is underrated.
The band has taken a lot from their friends in Italy... the RPI scene, on this their debut album.
This sounds like an RPI album by all means. There is a lot of lush songs here with some Spanish folk rock and pop intertwined into the symphonic prog.
The music is pretty dynamic too and full of interesting details. The vocals is really cool and the instruments works out well too.
There is no truly great songs here and it is a bit hard to find some good music here too. This album is a grower. But grows, it does. But not to any better than an album somewhere between decent and good.
But do check it out.