Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday Matinee: Stranger In Your Soul by Transatlantic

Progressive Epics. Folky Meditations. Extended Jazz Improvisations. Some songs are just long, y'know? So when better to sit down and take it all in than on a Saturday with your beverage of choice in hand?

Today's Matinee: "Stranger In Your Soul" is the second 20+ minute epic on Transatlantic's impeccable Bridge Across Forever album. Neal Morse has described the track as "The epic to end all epics," and it's hard to disagree. Every piece in the suite interlocks perfectly with its fellows, there are some heavier rock moments interspersed with quieter numbers, and several genuinely moving emotional highlights transpire. "Stranger" is a strong contender for best modern progressive composition.

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