Satellite - Evening Games

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Metal Mind
Catalog Number: MMP CD 0297
Format: CD
Total Time: 64:47:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's July 3, 2005 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

Polish group Satellite's second album, Evening Games, is very much a Genesis-inspired affair. Even the cover art is reminiscent of early Genesis albums like Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot. Guitarist Sarhan Artur Kubeisi often (though not always) sounds strikingly like fretmeister Steve Hackett, and keyboardist Krzysiek Palczewski channels -- you guessed it -- Tony Banks. Moreover, the song arrangements and melodies are right out of the mid-career Genesis playbook (for example, Selling England By The Pound and Trick Of The Tail). Vocalist Robert Amirian tries very hard to capture Peter Gabriel's tones and inflections, but is a more laid-back singer. Still, although saturated in Genesis's legacy, this is an album guaranteed please most symphonic-prog lovers, with long, complex tracks and interesting arrangements and production.
Evening Games (16:45) / Never Never (7:02) / Rush (5:47) / Love Is Around You (5:39) / Why (6:59) / Beautiful World (9:05) / Evening Overture (10:38) / Take It As It Is (2:49)

Robert Amirian - vocals
Sarhan Artur Kubeisi - guitars
Krzysiek Palczewski - keyboards
Przemek Zawadzki - bass
Wojtek Szadkowski - drums, acoustic guitar


Konrad Kozera - guitar (last solo on 1)

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Nostalgia (2009)

Evening Dreams (DVD) (2005)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin PL

Added: July 3rd 2005
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum
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