It’s a bit of a head-scratcher when a collection like this crosses my desk: a retrospective of a band I’d never heard of. Origins
is a career-spanning look at two distinct eras. The second (covered on the first disc) features a Clare Torry
-sounding Tracy Hitchings
fronting a band that sounds a bit like Spock’s Beard
. The early material on the second disc features vocalist Damian Wilson
. Only two members stuck around the whole time. Lots of Tony Banks
-ish keyboard work, which is always welcome in these parts. The D&D motif of the album is goofy, but the music is solid.
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