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Notes 78 U.K.'s first album sounds exactly like the sum of its hugely talented parts. Allan contributes a substantial number of parts to this album, especially in comparison to the “gunslinging” work he had done on recent albums with Ponty, Gong and Bruford. From a keyboard standpoint, the album is notable for being the first to feature the Yamaha CS80 polyphonic synth (the first with polyphonic 'aftertouch'). Additionally, the song “Nevermore” takes a fascinating detour through the circuits of Trident Studios' ARP 2500 modular synth. Eddie Jobson is spotlighted in these electronic odysseys, as well as on a couple of electric violin solos. Bruford also begins showing a more melodic sense by using pitched roto-toms in his kit starting from these sessions, and Wetton wastes no opportunity to layer his vocal tracks in several harmony choruses. The result is actually a pretty interesting album, but also bursting at the seams with creative discord. One might also sense that Allan's prodigious

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