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  • Despite being a long time Uli Jon Roth fan (Scorpions), I openly admit to being fooled into thinking this might be a return to his Electric Sun sound as “promised” by advance notices. After all, he has been embracing his past more and more in both his solo performances and his appearances with the Scorpions.
    Having said that, when I first listened to this, I wanted to give it 2 stars only. Now, I am not against the music Uli has been making the last 15 years+ or so as I do have Aquila Suite, Prolouge to the Symphonic Legends and Transcendental Sky Guitar (Parts 1 & 2) and like them all, however my expectations ruined the first listen of this CD.
    Then I decided to pop it in again and I am happy I did. I would most likely give this 3.5 stars if I could, only because I think “side 1″, if you can call it that, is not nearly as good as “side 2″. I rate the second half of this release as some of the best music he has ever created, including Electric Sun.
    By the way, for those expecting an Electric Sun revival, I think this CD is closer to Earthquake/Firewind than Beyond the Astral Skies (his worst release in my opinion-although still good). Give this a few spins… is a solid 4 star release (3.5 for the first half and 4.5 for the second half)

    Posted on January 18, 2010