Apr 6, 2011

BO HANSSON - THE LORD OF THE RINGS (CHARISMA 1972) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve + 1 bonus

The best of Bo Hansson's albums, and one of the few progressive rock instrumental recordings that still holds up on repeated listening. J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy provide the inspiration for a series of strange, other-worldly tracks that transcend their source material. Hansson's keyboard playing is quite unlike the work of such rivals as Keith Emerson or Rick Wakeman, less heavy and "gothic" and more oriented toward jazz. His guitar work as is flashy and aggressive as his keyboards ("The Black Riders/Flight to the Ford" is a great showcase for both), and the backing by sax, flute, and drums creates an overall rich sonic palette.[allmusic]


Patrick Dirickx said...

hi, thanks for posting this. I once found the album in a carbootsale some 20 odd years ago, it's still in my archives somewhere !


ARGS said...

Geaorgie είσαι τεράστιος! Τι δισκάρα είναι αυτή? Χίλια ευχαριστώ φίλε!!!!

Georgie Hirezola said...

Να δω ποσοι θα αξιολογησουν αυτο το δισκο ο οποιος ειναι δεκαδες φορες καλυτερος απο μερικες Εγγλεζικες παπαριες του ειδους!!!
Παντως το ξερουν το αλμπουμ γιατι μεχρι τωρα ειχε παρα πολλα "κατεβασματα"!
thanks guys for the comments...
I really love this album...it's unique!