Phil Overton Band - After The Dream British Product Audio Samples Available

After The Dream by Phil Overton Band

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Pop, CD, Album, Independent, Recommended, Top Rated
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  1. 1. I Don't Wanna Waste My Time
  2. 2. Beauty
  3. 3. Running
  4. 4. Oh, Freedom
  5. 5. Crisis
  6. 6. After The Dream (Instrumental)
  7. 7. Interlocking Lives (Interlude)
  8. 8. The Place Of A Skull
  9. 9. What More Could He Have Done-
  10. 10. Shake The Snake
  11. 11. Passion (Interlude)
  12. 12. Standing In The Shadow
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Reviewed by Tim Cockram

Phil Overton and his band are quite difficult to categorise stylistically. On first listening the opening track "I Don't Wanna Waste My Time" sort of reminded me of Roger Chapman and Family. On closer listening there are many different sounds and styles that have been fused and built on by Phil and the band. The nearest to a label I could get to was a mixture of the Strawbs (during the Wakeman era), Jethro Tull and Family, quality rock with a dash of blues and at times a folkish feel. Grown up music and not ashamed of it. The album consists of 12 superbly recorded tracks with lyrics that demand the listener's attention. I must single out the electric guitar parts as they are truly inspired (without being flash), excellent musicianship. A couple of times the piano parts hint at country music but (fortunately) never quite get there. What can I say? Despite 'After The Dream' not being my normal fare I really have enjoyed listening to it. Wouldn't mind seeing the band live too. You'll get a great deal more from this album than some chart stuff or the latest must have heavy metal accordion praise CD. If you have a spare #14, part with it, you'll be glad that you did.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 4187
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Release Date: 1998
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For more information about Phil Overton Band, check the Phil Overton Band Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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