from Oannes blog…
Είναι ενδιαφέρον ότι το, ξεχασμένο σήμερα αριστούργημα του βρετανικού σγκροτήματος, παρά τις “κακές κριτικές”, είχε φτάσει, την εποχή της κυκλοφορίας του  στο νούμερο ένα του αμερικάνικου Billboard. Στη θέση δηλαδή όπου σήμερα κατοικοεδρεύουν καλλιτεχνικές προσωπικότητες όπως η Beyonce και η Rihanna. Το Passion Play αποτελείται, όπως και το προηγούμενό του, Thick As A Brick [επίσης νούμερο 1…] από μια “ενιαία” σύνθεση, στην ουσία μια σουίτα χωρισμένη στις δυο πλευρές του βινιλίου. Ακούμε το πρώτο μέρος / πλευρά. Το Passion Play είναι ένα από τα τρία άλμπουμ όπου ο Ian Anderson δοκιμάζει την τύχη του στο σοπράνο σαξόφωνο.
Interestingly, this now forgotten JT’s masterpiece, despite the “bad reviews”, had reached number one on the American Billboard at the time of its release . In other words, a position occupied nowadays by personalities like Beyonce and Rihanna. Like its predecessor, Thick As A Brick [also number 1…] Passion Play is consisted of a “single” composition, essentially a suite divided in two parts / sides of the original vinyl. We hear the first part/side. Passion Play is one of the three albums where Ian Anderson tries his luck on the soprano saxophone.
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Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. • Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!
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Boy they were a great and unique band. I,d take them as an exemplar of ‘progressive rock’ over any of the usual candidates hoisted up there, like King Crimson, Pink Floyd, and so on.
Oh, they were indeed exemplary …as well as Genesis, Gentle Giant, VDGG and a few others. KC I think belong in that list. PF, eventhough they are a favorite group of mine, especially the Barrett era, I agree with you… if there should be a top [exemplar] list… 😉
VDGG? Cannot place that. 🙂
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Ah, of course 🙂
Bad reviews from the totally off key bunch
Great album. (And see being stuck at home means time to go through some really great stuff that had been forgotten)
Great album indeed!…and yes, being home bound has its advantages!!!!! …as time passes, the advantages multiply! 😉
Thank you, my friend! 🙂
I remember when the album came out. Is was progressive a cool; however, as a hyperactive teenager, I remember not being about to sit and listen to a full side of the album all at one time. Back in those days we had to be relatively still to listen to music as portable music was not yet available (the Walkman Cassette players were not available until 1979).
It makes sense, however for a teenager musician this was ‘hyperactive’ brain activity!!!! 😉 Walkman Cassette player was sheer bliss when it came out! 🙂