Quando baixei esse disco esperava ouvir mais um rock progressivo. Assim acompanhei a primeira música, a segunda, terceira – quase desisti de continuar ouvindo. Até que o órgão ou sintetizador entraram na órbita da música clássica. Os solos de guitarra se impuseram numa independência de deixar o restante do grupo comendo mosca. O que dizer das digitais acrobatas saltando de corda em corda ao longo do contrabaixo? O baterista só obedecia a um deus: ao do improviso. Ela não podia faltar: a deusa das grandes orquestras, a flauta! Seu assovio preparando ou encerrando o apogeu de cada música.
Uma dica: comece escutando da última música.
JUNIPHER GREENE was a Norwegian progressive rock band who were formed in Oslo in 1967. The initial line-up included Bent Aserud on guitars, keyboards, flute and vocals, Geir Bohren on lead vocals, drums and sax, Helge Groslie on keyboards, Freddie Dahl on guitar and vocals and Oyvind Vilbo on bass. They released their ambitious debut album in 1971 called "Friendship". It stands as one of Norway's earliest progressive album and the country's first double LP.They were one of Norway's best bands together with RUPHUS and HOST, although they only released one album in 1973 "Communication" (also very good) before splitting in the mid 70s. Two compilation albums, "Best Of" (1975) and "Rewind" (1981), which also featured a number of unreleased tracks recorded between 1969 and 1980, were issued. Helge Groslie left the band to join TITANIC in 1972, Aserud and Bohren kept the JUNIPHER GREENE name for various incarnations during the 80s, although these were very different to the original group. They've since built a reputation as the creators of Norwegian movie soundtracks.
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Friendship - 1971
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