Roughly two years after Yellow, FINNEGANS WAKE
comes back with a second album also sporting
a colour on its sleeve and title: Green.
With a sub-marine artwork, the album was again
released on the Italian Mellow label.
Celine's raspy and deep vocals give a different flavour
to "Torquemada's Dream", and probably make this
nightmarish track the album's highlight with a lengthy
guitar solo over organ layers first, than uncontrollably
sliding to the lugubrious.
There is one BIG surprise in this album, a cover
from Peter Hammill's "Squid One" track, where
Henri loves to do Jaxon's sax in his version and
we are plunged into a light Graaf-esque ambiance,
the arrangements being somewhat important.
Technically all around a better album than Yellow,
Green is a very enjoyable album, and is quite
accessible for most progheads.
Green is definitely one of the 90's best album from Belgium.
If you hesitate between colours, this one gets the green light.
released December 1, 1996
vocals, keyboards, piano, tenor sax, recorder, percussion
bass, keyboards, drums and percussion programming
"crumble to bits " vocals (4)
All music by Aucremanne / Krutzen
except "Boleral" by Alain Lemaître,
"Poly's Gone" by Henry Krutzen and
"Moutains and Clouds" by Aucremanne / T'Hooft.
All lyrics by Richard Redcrossed,
except "Mountains and Clouds" by Kakolobango.
"Squid One" by Peter Hammill.