|Format: CD / Cat No: MAX2003CD / Released: 18/09/2015
Track Listing: CD 1 - Cairo: 1 Conception (2:10) / 2 Season Of The Heart (10:13) / 3 Silent Winter (8:25) / 4 Between The Lines (9:25) / 5 World Divided (10:16) / 6 Ruins At Avalon’s Gate (22:25) / CD 2 - Conflict And Dreams: 1. Angels And Rage (10:23) / 2. Corridors (11:56) / 3. Western Desert (17:08) / 4. Image (1:25) / 5. Then You Were Gone (8:25) / 6. Valley of The Shadow (15:52)
More information: A specially priced 2 CD set of the first 2 albums by progressive rock band Cairo. Includes the albums "Cairo" (1994), and "Conflicts and Dreams" (1998).
Mark Robertson’s stellar keyboard work is truly a highlight of “Conflict And Dreams” and he proves over and over again that he is one of the more remarkable keyboard players in the music world today. Melodic and expressive guitar work from Alec Fuhrman transform textures throughout the compositions as well as shifting the emotional range of the soundscape throughout the album. Jeff Brockman’s powerful, yet tasteful, drumming propels the tracks while acting to hold the band together. Singer Bret Douglas has a vocal purity matched only by its power.
Driven by virtuoso musicianship and conceptual songs, Cairo’s lush arrangements, soaring melodies and sweet harmonies are as cinematic as they are evocative.
For fans of Yes, ELP, Genesis and the other great keyboard-centric bands of the first golden age