Sunday 31 May 2020

Sahara - For All The Clowns (1975)

The third album from this German band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of percussion, bass, drums, guitars, flute, organ, piano, synths, moog and vocals.

Sahara was beset with lineup changes throughout their career and that meant a lot of variations between their three albums. The band did indeed only release three albums and this is their final album.

For All The Clowns is an album which has taken a lot of inspirations from the likes of Camel, Caravan, Genesis, Jethro Tull and Gentle Giant.
There is also some fusion influences here.

The music is indeed mature and well balanced melodic.

It is also a well balanced mix of genres. 

Most of the forty minutes long album is good and very interesting. There is a lot of subtle interesting details here. The vocals too is good and adds a lot to this album. A couple of long guitar solos also makes a guitar solo fan's heart melt a bit.

Sahara is rightly so regarded as one of the better hidden gems from the German scene and their three albums is well worth exploring. 

This is a good album and very much an album well worth checking out.

3 points



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