First spin this morning… A good record, only two new, interesting compositions that open and close the record.
“It starts” has a decidedly jazzy slant, the more jazzy side of PM which is a bit like the stylistic code of this work, while Zenith Blues is more reminiscent of the “traditional” PM. The other songs are reinterpretations of classical compositions that we have come to love over the years which are contrasted by an interlude with a more rock vein, Lodger.
Nice record for me, beautifully played, recorded and pressed. A transition work, so to say even if we don’t know what to do. Dusting off the past by giving it a new freshness has pleasant implications, but almost as with every new release of PM I find myself thinking that perhaps we can no longer expect a new Offramp or Letter from home … However for a PM enthusiast this is a good record and a nice appetizer for next year’s tour.
Obviously it is my humble opinion after the first listening … further information will follow and I hope other opinions as well…