Artist/ Band: Danny Brill
Title: Better Late Than Never
Label: Self release
Year of Release: 2008
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- The debut album, Better Late Than Never by keyboardist Danny Brill taps into classic progressive rock sounds of the early 70’s. Joining Danny is Tony Levin (King Crimson) who plays bass and Chapman stick on two tracks, “Baker’s Dozen and “Prelude/Demented”. These two tracks show off a very Crimson-ish sound. Danny taps into his inner ELP on the “Fanfare And Processional“, “Double Feature Part One: Cyclops“, while Part Two: David taps into a Alan Parsons Project vein. All of these songs are my favorites on the album.
Also joining Danny is Ian Lloyd (vocals), Nick Moroch (guitar), Michael Sciotto (drums, vocals), Laura Dreyer (sax and flute), David Keyes (electric and acoustic bass) and endless array of guest musicians .Together they form an amazing progressive rock sound that should appeal to fans of the aforementioned bands.
Danny steps out of the genre just a little bit on “Fantasyland” which has some quirky vocals and on “Indija” which is dominated by sitar. Ending off the album is a melodic sounding piece that combines some spacey elements. Then the last minute or so of it, the band cranks it up. Perfect end to a great infectious album. One of the better, sadly sleeper, releases of 2008. Highly recommended!
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on April 15th, 2009
- 01. Baker's Dozen
- 02. Double Feature - Part 1, Cyclops
- 03. Double Feature - Part 2, David
- 04. Fanfare and Processional
- 05. Yes It Is, No It's Not
- 06. Prelude/demented
- 07. Images in the Rain
- 08. Fantasyland
- 09. Indjia
- 10. Son of Bunsen Burner
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