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Matthew Fisher: Journey's End

Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 25 October 1973

FROM THE ALBUM title and Fisher's sensitive-looking cover portrait, you might expect the first solo LP of the former Procol Harum organist to be unbearably hifalutin'. Happily, that isn't the case. The music is filled with Fisher's grandly baroque organ playing, some moodily romantic orchestral arrangements and many introspective song lyrics. But Fisher incorporates these seemingly esoteric elements in an appealing pop style as Beatles-like in its accessibility as it is Procol-like in its textures and dynamics.

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