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Carducci, Franck: Oddity

Franck Carducci leads this epic journey of music and storyline on bass, 12 string guitar, and vocals. Joining Carducci are Michael Strobel, on lead guitar, and backing vocals; Tom Smith, on keys; Roy van Oost, on guitars and backing vocals; and Toff "Crazy Monk" supplies drums. There are several famous guest appearances including: John Hackett who supplies flute on "Achilles"; Larry Crockett supplies drums on "The Quind"; Phildas Bhakta provides drums on "Achilles"; and Yanne Matis provides lead vocals on "The Eyes of Age".

This is wonderful epic music full of the harmonies and melodies which bring standout tracks together well around a storyline similar to the famous Greek mythology of Homer, blended with "Alice in Wonderland". Great 70s quality progressive and traditional rock music set powerfully around a story with expert musicianship and sonic sound. The fact that he covers "Carpet Crawlers", from Genesis' "The Lamb", makes this one of the best albums I've reviewed recently. This track is by far one of the standouts as is the opener "Achilles". I also enjoyed "The Last Oddity" and hearing the refrain of Led Zep's "Since I've Been Losing You', on the over 11 minute track, "Alice's Eerie Dream".

Very good work for a debut album. Mr. Carducci is now on my "watch list"!

Track Listing:

1. Achilles
2. The Quind
3. The Eyes of Age
4. Alice's Eerie Dream
5. The Last Oddity
6. The Carpet Crawlers - bonus
7. Alice's Eerie Dream radio edit - bonus

Added: October 9th 2011
Reviewer: Mark Johnson
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Related Link: Franck Carducci.com
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Language: english

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