From Portugal comes this excellent production of melodic Crossover Prog from Esfera, "All the Colours of Madness". Awesome clarity in all instruments and yet so well mixed as to have a very tight blend of really wonderful prog. With the excellent lead singing (in English), I found myself thinking of both Tinyfish and Bruce Sood's Pineapple Thief and even a little The Mars Volta throughout this album. Excellent addition to any prog lover's music collection. (BrufordFreak)
The Book of Taliesyn is the second studio album by English rock band Deep Purple, recorded only three months after Shades of Deep Purple and released by Tetragrammaton Records in October 1968, just before their first US tour. The name for the album was taken from the 14th-century Book of Taliesin. The structure of the album is similar to that of their debut, with four original songs and three rearranged covers, although the tracks are longer, the arrangements more complex and the sound more polished than on Shades of Deep Purple. The music style is a mix of psychedelic rock, progressive rock and hard rock, with several inserts of classical music arranged by the band's keyboard player Jon Lord.