Thursday, 1 May 2014
Violinist David Rose and his 1980 album 'Behind the Line' + Distance Between Dreams (1977), Worlds Apart (1979), and Live in 1978
David Rose is well-known to the progressive fan for his work on the magnificent French band "Transit Express"-- not just one of the best fusion bands, but one of the all-time best French progressive artists ever. They made three beautiful albums in the mid-seventies that are a must for fans of this genre. Then David made some solo albums-- four, as far as I know, with several of the musicians he knew from the French groups he had played with, incl. the great Perathoner, the best known is "Distance Between Dreams" from 1978, but the musea CD re-release of a 1978 live set is possibly the best music you can hear from him, at least in my opinion, featuring the beautiful ballads "Starset" and "Le Petit Prince" -- a song that just sends me straight to heaven every time I hear it.
So given the aforementioned, I felt I should have a listen to the remaining album I haven't heard from his discography, which is this one. And I can't say I'm glad I heard it. In fact, I would go so far as to say I wish I hadn't. For those who require his earlier albums, I can share those of course, "Distance" is wonderful proggy fusion, and "Worlds Apart" from 1979 definitely has its moments, though they are few and far between, at least they are present, unlike the absence that marks today's post.
A representative track, the last one, "Magic Morning: "