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Tamarisk's - Breaking The Chains

Tamarisk's - Breaking The Chains


7.0 /10

This long lost music of Tamarisk was orginally released on cassette and cd in the early 80’s. All of Tamarisk’s tracks remastered from original quarter inch tapes.

This cd comes with Four newly recorded songs from Tamarisk’s 1984 live set, A 16 page booklet telling the story of Tamarisk, The lyrics to all 11 songs.

It is great that in the early 80’s that they were making Progressive Rock in the face of the current trends of the era. Here is the thing it does sound dated to me, I mean it is 40 years old. So I think if you go in knowing you will like this album.

Andy Grant vocals are guitar work is great to but maybe to high in the mix which does sound a bit muddy. I Still think that this is an album for fans for Marrillion, Fish or Pendragon.

Its a shame to think what could have been but the band did break up in 1984

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0: Never heard of them or debut album.
2: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
4: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
6: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
8: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
10: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

2: Weather Report
4: Zappa
6: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
8: Marillion – F.E.A.R
10: Kino – Picture


2: IQ – Seventh House
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
10: Opeth – Black Water Park

2: Opeth – Black Water Park
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
10: IQ – Seventh House

2: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
4: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
6: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
8: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
10: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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