North Star - Feel The Cold

Year of Release: 1991
Label: Syn-Phonic
Catalog Number: SYNCD2
Format: CD
Total Time: 46:03:00

Gabriel-led Genesis influenced neo-prog. Vocalist Joe Newnam (as printed in the booklet, but I've seen it Newman elsewhere) sounds like a melding of Gabriel and Collins ... on a not so good day. The music is good but not inspiring, more 80's Genesis than 70's Genesis, but really falling somewhere in between.

"Plastic Fantastic" is by far the weirdest track on the album, mostly down to vocal effects.

When I first heard this a few years back, I liked it. The Genesisisms didn't bother me. Now, even though I still like it overall, not as much.

[Short, yes; original part of a "quick takes" section -ed.

Feel The Cold (7:03) / Sands Of Time (4:41) / Moving The Base (5:30) / Plastic Fantastic (7:36) / Time Warp (4:30) / Tomorrow Never Comes (8:58) / Oceans On Venus (4:34) / Finale (3:11)

Kevin Leonard - keyboards, flute, acoustic guitar and bass
Joe Newnam - vocals, bass, guitar
Glenn Leonard - drums, marimba and keyboards

Triskelion (1984)
Feel The Cold (1985)
Power (1992)
Tempest (2000)
Extremes (2005)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin US

Added: July 25th 1999
Reviewer: Stephanie Sollow
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Language: english


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