The first truly progressive album by Jorm, released in april 1975. Its centerpiece is obviously the sidelong title track, spanning over 28 minutes and consisting of several subsections and thus it proved to be not only the first but also the lengthiest epic ever released by the band. It's obviously inspired by other conceptual prog rock pieces such as ELP's "Tarkus", Yes' "Close to the edge", Genesis' "Supper's ready" and Jethro Tull's "Thick as a brick". The cultural climate in Sweden at the time may have been a factor in the album not making it onto the charts, since musical self-indulgence (of which sidelong pieces surely was a token) was more of a curse rather than a blessing. Over the years though, it has gained cult status among progressive rock fans all over the world, and it showed the way of Jorm's succeeding direction for the next few years.
released April 25, 1975
Jonathan Andersson - lead vocals, flute, acoustic guitar
Christian Skogh - bass guitar, backing vocals
Stefan Holmér - lead guitar, backing vocals
Rickard Vakman - organ, Mellotron, piano, synthesizer
Billy Brunflo - drums, percussion
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