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Tell A Vision

a Studio release
by
Art Rock Circus

Release Year: 2005

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Tributary Music 619447000728
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 5/11/2005 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 11/29/2013 7:36:00 AM by: DBSilver

CD?-1

  1. Tell A Vision
  2. The Cell
  3. Art of Bells
  4. Begins, Before, Becomes
  5. Ballad of Joan Allen

C?D-2

  1. Oregon Trail Song
  2. Cult on Hammer Hill
  3. Poem From The Sea
  4. String Theory #1
  5. Rainbow Sun
  6. Desert Song
  7. Song for a Fifth Season
  8. The Ripper
  9. Synopsis In "A" Minor
John Miner
All Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics
Nolan Stoltz
All Drums, Percussion, Keys
Tony Branco,
Milo
Keyboards
Erika Syriod
Violin
Karen Wallo,
David Hornbeck,
Miche
Vocals
Kelton Manning,
Jim Martino
Bass
Timothy Burris
Voice

Reviewed by Marc on 15 Jun 2005


Listening to Tell A Vision I am brought back to the early seventies or even the late sixties.

Musically Tell A Vision offers some vintage Folk Prog, similar to what The Strawbs were doing before they turned electric. John Miner does somewhat sound like David Cousins and there are some nice female vocals to be heard, so the The Strawbs parallel is easy to do, even though Art Rock Circus' music is clearly not derivative. At times when they get slightly heavier and electric, I would be more inclined to compare them with the Peter Banks version of Yes.

Tell A Vision is an ambitious two CD project that requires multiple listens. I have put both CDs a number of times in my player and I still feel I am just discovering these songs, this even though the music cannot be considered very complex. I often find that these are the albums that stay with me, since those that I like quickly, I often forget just as fast.

Tell A Vision is a very interesting, well performed and produced traditional Prog album. I recommend it mostly to lovers of early seventies art rock music, but lovers of symphonic Prog and even Folk Rock could also really get into it.