Flyte - Dawn Dancer. 1979 Netherlands-Belgium

Flyte are originally from Breda, a Dutch town that borders the Flemish regions of Belgium. As such, they are a mixture of both countries. But musically, they might as well be from Cincinnati, and would have been a perfect addition to my Midwest USA list. All the tracks are between 4 and 6 minutes, with that unique combination of commercial aspiration and complex progressive composition. The heavily accented English vocals won't push Flyte to stardom, but one can't help but admire the effort. So while fellow countrymen Lady Lake knew to keep their mouth shut for the most part, Flyte went for broke. So in the end you get progressive AOR music with badly accented vocals - and a lot of mellotron. Ehhh - why not?

Personal collection
LP: 1979 Don Quixote

The original album is stored in a single sleeve cover with a nice painting. With obtaining the original, I decided to move out the Korean reissue, even though Si-Wan did a nice job making it into a gatefold.

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