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Supernatural Fairy Tales: The Progressive Rock Era

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Supernatural Fairy Tales: The Progressive Rock Era

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Rock, Reissues

We gave it a B-

While prog produced its share of pretentious piffle, it wasn’t all bad, as the five-CD retrospective Supernatural Fairy Tales proves. The usual suspects (Yes, ELP, Genesis) are here, but it’s obscure acts like Atomic Rooster and Savage Rose that provide the most ear-catching moments, melding rock, classical, folk, and jazz in jarring, uncategorizable symphonies of blood and thunder. Punk junkies, steer clear. B-