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Fly to the Sun

Fly to the Sun

Review by Gary Hill

This is prog, but perhaps not in the way you might expect. It's a bright and cheery production that has electronica, dance music and more in the mix. This is of the mainstream, pop version of progressive music. There are some interesting guests on the album, too. Those include, Billy Sheehan, Gregg Bissonette and Joe Deninzon.

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Track by Track Review
Soaring With Angels
A cool EDM meets 70s rock groove brings this into being. The cut works out to something more rock based than that. It has a classy sort of prog pop groove at play. This is pretty intriguing stuff. It's rather anthemic and quite unique in terms of sound.
You're Free As A Bird
Feeling a little more "normal," this has a definite arena rock vibe. The sound reminds me quite a bit of "Learning to Fly" by Pink Floyd. Given the title and theme, I wonder if that's intentional. This is a bit cheerier than the mighty Floyd, but definitely has leanings in that direction.
Learn To Love Again
This is very cool. There is definitely an electronic prog edge to this. It also has elements of the band ABC, or at least that kind of music. The guitar solo again calls to mind Pink Floyd. There are some intriguing twists and turns on this. I'm reminded of Star People just a little, too. I love the synthesizer solo.
Fly To The Sun
Another unusual, but effective cut. This merges funk, electronica and even some disco with hard rock, prog and more. It's a unique mix of sounds, and it works surprisingly well.
Colorado You
The instrumental break on this track brings some definite fusion vibes. The whole song has some of that along with the familiar things we've gotten used to hearing on this whole album. It's an energized and classy tune.
Call Me
More of a pop rock sound is on the menu here. This has a real anthemic, arena rock vibe at play, too, though.
Taj Mahal
One of the most artsy things here, this has a bit of a psychedelic edge to it. It's an unusual track that's also effective. It's slow moving and quite intriguing. The synthesizer solo brings some Middle Eastern elements to play.
Please Save My Heart Again
Prog and more pop oriented things merge on this mainstream, but still left-of-center piece of music.
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