Andy Summers and Robert Fripp - Bewitched
- 3'01 Parade
- 11'12 What Kind of Man Reads Playboy?
- 3'33 Begin the Day
- 4'33 Train
- 3'53 Bewitched
- 3'23 Tribe
- 2'16 Maquillage
- 2'34 Guide
- 3'57 Forgotten Steps
- 1'30 Image and Likeness
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Date Submitted: 5-May-98
By: Eric Kirchner (Leonidas at xnet dot com)
"Bewitched, taken in and of itself, is a strong album. As a follow up to I Advance Masked, the previous collaboration of Summers and Fripp, it has less in the way of highs and lows and is a more even effort.
"The song Bewitched is a deep piece (a definite 'mood' number) that demonstrates that skill on the guitar is as much a feature of knowing when NOT to play than how wildly you can thrash. Maquillage is an exercise in dark guitar, expressively rendered. Guide, Forgotten Steps and Image and Likeness are a trio of mood pieces that suggest a trip to dream destinations.
"I was disappointed with Parade and What Kind of Man Reads Playboy -- while the guitar playing is definitely high level, I have a mental picture of that music being played behind today's sporting highlights on the news (though the bass playing of Sara Lee is fun on WKoMRP).
"I almost suggest buying Bewitched before buying I Advance Masked -- it prepares one for the more challenging predecessor. If you like KC songs like Lark's Tongues (any part), Red, Discipline, Sartori in Tangier, or Sheltering Sky, you'll love this one too."