Canarios - Ciclos. 1974 Spain


Canarios - Ciclos. 1974 Ariola

CD reissues: 1992 Si-Wan (Korea); 1993 BMG; 2010 Sony (Japan mini-LP)

LP reissues: 1980 King (Japan); 1992 Si-Wan (Korea); 2010 Vinilísssimo

Packaging details: All the CDs are a straight reissue with no extras. As such, I recently picked up the Japanese mini-LP for the exact replica of the cool gatefold cover and the very interesting artistic inserts. Prior to that I owned the Si-Wan CD. I also still have the King LP - but will probably move it along as well.

Notes: Canarios were a pop band prior to this album, and they could not have changed any more dramatically than on "Ciclos". The album features four LP side long overblown symphonic rock numbers, loosely based on Vivaldi's Four Seasons. It's a sincere effort, extremely well thought out and complex. For some, it probably represents a parody of the entire progressive rock genre. I think it's great.

Excellent review by Jim Finnforest over at ProgArchives.

2 comments:

  1. There was also an official CD release by BMG-Ariola Spain in 1993. Probably the most faithful reproduction to the original vinyl.

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  2. Hi Spyros - Yep, I had that one listed as well. Though I've not heard that version personally.

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