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    The Far Meadow

    Sorry if this thread already exists.... I couldnít find one. At the suggestion of someone else on this board, I listened to the second release, ďGiven the ImpossibleĒ, this weekend. How did I miss this great group??? Iím surprised I didnít find any thread about them or this release! This group is fantastic!!! Anyone who likes Magenta, Yes, Renaissance and the like will love what they hear! One of the tightest bands Iíve heard in a long time....and no guitar shredding! Which Iím not a fan of (except for SW)....Plus they have a new album coming out in 2 weeks!!!! Any other fans here?
    So much music....so little time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatliner View Post
    Sorry if this thread already exists.... I couldnít find one. At the suggestion of someone else on this board, I listened to the second release, ďGiven the ImpossibleĒ, this weekend. How did I miss this great group??? Iím surprised I didnít find any thread about them or this release! This group is fantastic!!! Anyone who likes Magenta, Yes, Renaissance and the like will love what they hear! One of the tightest bands Iíve heard in a long time....and no guitar shredding! Which Iím not a fan of (except for SW)....Plus they have a new album coming out in 2 weeks!!!! Any other fans here?
    I like 'Given The Impossible'; a great album indeed. I didn't hear their new album yet.

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    I bought the 3rd album from Bandcamp, but have yet to get a chance to listen to it. The track they had up prior to release was sublime, imo.
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    I've just started listening to them. So far, so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    I bought the 3rd album from Bandcamp, but have yet to get a chance to listen to it. The track they had up prior to release was sublime, imo.
    Not released until April 12th. I've got it in my wish list on bandcamp.

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    ^ OK. It's showing as purchased or in my collection on Bandcamp. I couldn't find it with a quick look last night, so that might explain why.

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    I actually don't mind this new song from the upcoming album. I haven't listened to very much symphonic prog lately, as to my ears most newer stuff has ranged from been there, done that and done better, to downright trite and embarrassing, twinkly ding-dong prog (copyright Mr. Toad!), but this one seems well-done and has a very inviting quality to it.

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    Just finished a first listen of Foreign Land. Very, very impressed. These guys can play, and the female vocals are top notch. Love the busy drumming that does so much more than just keeping the beat. (Happens less than you would expect in post-70s Prog-Rock.) However, it's the songwriting that sets them above and apart from other Symphonic prog of today's scene. 5 songs, 2 over 10 minutes. All of them have a different feel and approach from the others to some degree. My fave is the title track. Lovely, varied song, that one. It's not groundbreaking, nor is it truly Retro. If you like Genesis, Renaissance and Camel, you'll find something here, even though it never sounds just like any of those bands. They're driving in the same general lane, though, and probably doing it better than any other current band. I also have their 2nd album, so will be able to form an even broader opinion soon. At this point though, this is one of my best finds of the last couple years, and if you only buy one Symphonic Prog album this year, this one would be an excellent candidate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Just finished a first listen of Foreign Land. Very, very impressed. These guys can play, and the female vocals are top notch. Love the busy drumming that does so much more than just keeping the beat. (Happens less than you would expect in post-70s Prog-Rock.) However, it's the songwriting that sets them above and apart from other Symphonic prog of today's scene. 5 songs, 2 over 10 minutes. All of them have a different feel and approach from the others to some degree. My fave is the title track. Lovely, varied song, that one. It's not groundbreaking, nor is it truly Retro. If you like Genesis, Renaissance and Camel, you'll find something here, even though it never sounds just like any of those bands. They're driving in the same general lane, though, and probably doing it better than any other current band. I also have their 2nd album, so will be able to form an even broader opinion soon. At this point though, this is one of my best finds of the last couple years, and if you only buy one Symphonic Prog album this year, this one would be an excellent candidate.
    Cool, thank you for the insights. You havenít steered me wrong yet, since you recommended the Mr. Sirius stuff a while back and that was a home run with me. Iíll check this one out for sure.

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