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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 18, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cuneiform
  • ASIN: B00000I03N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,049 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is a must for any serious fan of progressive music.
Kurt A. Kroeber
Despite the technical shortcomings from the recording, the music has to be one of the most inspired I've heard from any progressive band in over 20 years!
T. Canoura
Death's Crown is an epic, sweeping prog masterpiece -- arguably one of the best compositions the band ever recorded.
Patrick Barnard

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kurt A. Kroeber on January 31, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I became familar with Happy the Man in the mid-70s when their self-titled album "Happy the Man" came out. They were so far ahead of their time that, of course, they went virtually unnoticed in America. What a thrill it was to find that their long-lost "Death's Crown" found it's way to the light of day. And what an epic work it is! A 40-minute, 11-part opus that certainly belongs in the company of such complex prog-rock epics as Close to the Edge (Yes), Tarkus (ELP), A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers (Van Der Graaf Generator), or Thick As a Brick (Jethro Tull). This is a must for any serious fan of progressive music. What a sin that Happy the Man is no longer together, or is not recognized more for their musical contributions. Buy "Death's Crown" and get lost in its grandeur and scope. It is not to be missed.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Antony W. Alumkal on July 5, 2000
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For fans of progressive rock Happy the Man is essential listening. Death's Crown was originally a "multi-media event" that the band performed a few times in their early days. No major label in the late 70's would have had the guts to let a band release a 40 minute suite like this, so the music never saw the light of day except for one section that appeared as "Open Book" on their Crafty Hands album. I once emailed Kit Watkins to ask if there were any surviving tapes of this music--he said he did not know of any. Fortunately, someone found one!

Since this is a rehearsal tape, the music is less than studio quality. Don't let that detract you! The sound quality is decent (comparable to a concert soundboard) and the quality of the music more than makes up for it. This is easily on par with the "epic" works by ELP, Yes, Genesis, and other prog rock bands of the 70's.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Collins on October 6, 1999
Format: Audio CD
If you are a Happy the Man fan or a fan of progressive music, Buy this CD! Happy the Man are probably the finest example of progressive rock to ever come out of the U.S. This CD is made up of tracks that were meant for a live multi-media performance and were recorded around the time of their first self titled album. A must have!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Canoura on October 11, 1999
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I only wonder what would have been if these guys would have performed this material in a state of the art studio with the full backing of a producer. Despite the technical shortcomings from the recording, the music has to be one of the most inspired I've heard from any progressive band in over 20 years!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carl Johnson on January 31, 2003
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Happy The Man is one of the last American 1970's art rock groups. kit Watkins is an amazing player. This recording features a vocalist that is much better than any of the singers occurring on later LP's. I am impressed with this record, being that it can from mid seventies technology and done out of the home. David Rosenthal (Rainbow, Steve Vai) has a lot to do with getting this record released and I am glad he did. You can hear some new sounds and many familiar HTM chord progressions. Great spin!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Minkovitch on July 25, 2006
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This is a real find for musical archeologists! Progressive rock music is rare enough, Happy The Man is not a well known band, even in progressive circles, and that is a real shame. But this recording of 1974 and 1976 studio performances takes the crown - finding this in a used record store is equivalent to finding Shakespeare's the 1st folio in a used book shop. Imagine my astonishment when I found a used copy for 12.50!

The disclaimer in the booklet said that the music was not recorded under perfect conditions, but it sounds great to my ears - it is some the most sophisticated and complex I've ever heard, and yet it is so listenable and likeable that I had a had a hard time pulling it off my CD player. The long suite is one of the best among its peers, and the two complimentary tracks are amazingly subtle and supple - unmatched musicianship and composition.
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