Mr. Gil


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With the help of two ex-members of Collage in the lineup (Piotr Mintay Witkowski and Krzysztof Palczewski), Mr. Gil recorded his first solo album. The songs reflect the Collage album Safe, but with more pop melodies and symphonic arrangements. Gil tried to repeat the Collage style of playing; sometimes he reaches his goal, but at other moments the result is weak. On the other hand, he hit the mark in songs like "Strange," with a soft harmony guitar; "I Don't Believe," with an Oriental-style keyboard solo; and "Alone," the highest point on the album, with melancholy lyrics and Gil's guitar style. With certain restrictions, Alone is recommended for Collage fans. The neo-prog rock admirer will undoubtedly like it.