Winter certainly were a superb band and could and should have secured a recording contract at the time. One of the finest Irish live band's of the past 20 years actually. Review by Mellotron Storm Prog Reviewer. Vocals are next. They are strong and on the deeper side. Keys come and go. Great uptempo opener. This is my least favourite track, although it ends really well thanks to the guitar work of Rabb Beggs. After an uptempo intro with prominant drums and synths, the song settles right down with vocals, synths, and acoustic guitar.
When it calms down it sounds so good. The album title is a line in the chorus. Some grinding guitar after 3 minutes turns into a killer solo. The tempo picks up before 4 minutes. Some theatrical vocals later. The best song so far. Quite touching actually. After a short atmospheric intro, pounding drums and a full sound arrive a minute in.
Some strong vocals in this uptempo, catchy track. It calms down like in the intro 4 minutes in with FISH-like vocals. The song is building before 5 minutes. It calms back down a minute later. Check out the blazing guitar solo to follow. I always find it kind of cool when a band names a song after themselves. After a tasteful intro we get a full sound including soaring guitar before a minute. Some more lightspeed playing by Beggs on guitar that simply goes on and on as drums pound away.
Just an incredible display of guitar work. If your a Neo-Prog fan try to track this one down. A solid 3 stars. I'm surprised this is their only recording, these guys were really good. Review by kev rowland Special Collaborator Honorary Reviewer. InWinter came together as a band in Newtownards, Co.
They released this EP on vinyl on their own label inbut what may not be known by many is that it was always just intended to be a demo because of that there are occasional little timing issues or blips in there in one of 2 places and the idea was that by using this they would be able to secure a recording deal and then record a complete album, Wintersport - The Three Jacquets - In De Volkstuin (Vinyl. Murray and Murphy felt that the band should concentrate on writing and recording more songs, as the best means of securing a deal, so they decided to leave.
Rab Beggs did tour with Winter in Holland but left after a few gigs and later formed rock groups Mr. Jinx and Native Sun with Phil Murray. Then, one day when I was perusing the web I discovered that Phil Murray had added keyboard parts that were missing from the original recording, and was making LP EP available again.
Of course I was soon in touch, and I am now listening to the 'new' version. I have to confess and say that it is almost impossible for me to write anything constructive about this. I saw the later line-up in concert LP times, and right from the first I was blown away by the sheer onstage presence of Johnny combined with some of the most wonderful and powerful neo-prog I ever had the pleasure to witness.
I know this album so very well indeed, that initially I found Phil's keyboards quite jarring as they weren't what I was used to, but the more I played this the more I fell in love with what he had done to the music. Bear in mind he hasn't actually added anything, but rather has replaced something that was missing from something that was never expected to be the finished article.
Many of the 'lost' bands of the Nineties have had their music reissued on CD, and I can only hope that the same fate befalls Winter as to my mind they were a band that had incredible potential and really should have been known by many more progheads. Maybe Phil would consider getting this pressed alongside the tracks that appeared on singles and tapes it was the Nineties after allor maybe adding some live recordings?
Sheer quality from start to finish, it is now possible to stream this from the website so if you are at all intrigued as to why I am creating so much fuss why not visit www. Review by erik neuteboom Prog Reviewer. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Kerrang also praised Beggs for his guitar solo in the instrumental track "Winter" and for Rick Loyer's inventive and rhythmic bass style. In fact all the songs on the CD were written and performed by Beggs, Lennie, Loyer, Murphy, Murraythe new members of the band had no part in the recording at all.
There are still plans to release a limited edition version in vinyl and CD formats, poss There are still plans to release a limited edition version in vinyl and CD formats, possibly including "Reflections On The Water" from the demo recorded inand other live recordings. On the band its website www. I am currently working on restoring some songs from sound desk cassette recordings during the period.
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