The second time around proved to be more effective for Sky. This double album is an ambitious but uneven effort. Kevin Peek displays a nice feel on the electric guitar and adds some needed spice to tunes such as "Hotta" and "Scherzo." The legendary John Williams proves once again that he has no intention of opening up his style, opting instead to play traditionally on the electric guitar. The band manages to loosen up a bit on the amusing "Tuba Smarties," yet it is Francis Monkman's virtuosic performance on "Gavotte and Variations" and Williams' rendition of "Dance of the Little Fairies" that make this the Sky album to get. ~ Robert Taylor
1.Hotta: The most rocker song in the album, fast electric guitars, lots of drums and bass. A fast paced song. 10/10
2.Dance Of The Little Fairies: Great keyboards and harprichord! 10/10
3.Sahara: The best song in the album!!! Quick piano at the beginning and in the end, the middle of the song contains a slow but incredible electric guitar solo!! 11/10
4.FIFO/Adagio/Scherzo/Watching The Aeroplanes: an incredible 17 minute song. A very enjoyable song. The Last part is phenomenal. 10/10
5.Tuba Smarties: A tuba solo played by Herbie Flowers, excellent, but not perfect: 9/10
6.Ballet-Volta: A calm, slow song written by Michael Praetorius Great. 10/10
7.Gavotte & Variations: A 6 minute long song led by Monkman's amazing harprichord. A Classic, as I said before. 10/10
8.Andante: Written by Vivaldi, another calm song, very relaxing when you play it! 10/10
9.Tristan's Magic Garden: This song is made of mostly drums (which are excellent) 10/10
10.El Cielo: A classic Spanish folk tune arranged by Williams, great acoustic guitar here! 10/10
11.Vivaldi: Sky made a very good job playing this one.Not much to say about it. 10/10
12.Scipio (Parts 1, 2):Lots of synthetiser, harprichord and acoustic and electric guitars (and bass!!) 10/10
13.Toccata:The second best song in the album. They use an electric guitar instead of piano, harprichord and fast drumming. 11/10
In summary, the band (Sky) is made of virtuosos. You will not regret buying this CD (If you like classic rock)I know that here in amazon, there are no samples to hear, go to google and search for Sky + "John Williams" and go in the first page that shows up and go to the albums section, Sky 2, and click on the song you would like to hear. I hope that my review was helpful to you.
P.S.: You will not be able to find this album in a CD shop.
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