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Product: Steve Hillage - Live at the Rainbow 1977
Date: 2014-08-12 

Live at the Rainbow 1977

Steve Hillage: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW 1977 
Nearly 40 years later a live album of this legendary concert will appear. Unknown? Steve Hillage grew up in Epping and threw himself as a young guitarist on the Canterbury scene. Got the inspiration from bands like Caravan and quickly became a talented member of Gong. 
This concert gives a nice musical image of the exceptional qualities of Steve Hillage. Right from the intro song 'Octave Doctors' vultures guitars in your ears. Rock celebrates those years rampant. But Steve can not hide his love for Gong in psychedelic song "Light the sky '. High frail voices of Miquette Giraudy provide the necessary contrast and push it into the experimental area. And then comes the dreamy 'Radio' which the ambient soundscape colored by acoustic guitar, later an exceptionally beautiful bass (Curtis Robinson) and then proceed into a powerful rock song. The use of synthesizer does at times but think of Hawkwind. But Steve Hillage refuses to walk that path and will be in the 90s and later mainly deal with producers (such as Simple Minds) and further explore the ambient genre with its System 7 project. 
Fortunately for the rock fan we get on this CD a rollercoaster of guitar solos by the eardrums. "The Salmon Song ', originally on the album Fish Rising of 1975, swims the typical water bodies of the 70's Sounds therefore dated? Yeah, probably so. But it remains a delight to the ear. "Saucer Surfing 'shines through echoing guitars, a driving beat and passionate vocals in crescendo and then to end up with distorted voice sounds and spacey sounds. Calmer waters experimental (Gong is again not far away) To then seamlessly switch to the 15-minute "Searching for the spark. Exit with a quirky version of Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man ', typifies the man in all his strings. 
Quickly go to the record store and buy this album. Thanks to Gonzo Multimedia, along with Esoteric Recordings labels for your prog. (also worth exploring)

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