What are your thoughts about the album that saved their career?
Totally agree. I was just talking about this today with my drummer. He told me they almost lost their record deal with Caress which I thinkI just bought the remastered cd for five bucks. Honestly, only for the first side. The second side is practically filler for me.
I would prefer Side One from Caress because even with "Bald," you get "The Necromancer" which is one of Alex's best early solos. Plus "Bastille Day" and "Lakeside Park."
And this is why I started this thread. Just something about that second side feels very uneven, or "rushed," to me.Side Two borders on the unlistenable to me, and I've been a massive fan for almost 40 years now.
A Farewell To Kings is a quantum leap from 2112. Listen to them back to back. Amazing the growth they had as a band between those albums.