Saturday, 10 October 2020

Grand Tour - Heavy On The Beach (2015)

The debut album from this band from Glasgow, Scotland.

The band is a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, keyboards and vocals.

The band consists of one ex Abel Ganz member and three Comedy Of Errors members. After the recording, all members of Grand Tour also became members of the re-vitalized Comedy Of Errors.

The music on this album is old style neo-prog.

Their take on neo-prog is very symphonic with several songs clocking in at well over ten minutes. 

There is some strong influences from both old Abel Ganz and Comedy Of Errors here. Fans of these two albums has probably already got this (and the second) Grand Tour album. Those who has not must get this album.

The vocals are good and the musicians does a good job. The sound is a bit thin and not so muscular as I would have wanted it. But again, this is music that sounds like neo-prog from the 1980s and 1990s. That is their style and chosen path. So the sound is therefore a bit light-weight.

The songs are all good but some great songs cannot be found here. That is my only gripe with this album.

Fans of neo-prog will get this album.

3 points

 


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