In 1999, Swedish band A.C.T. released their debut album 'Today's Report'. Their modern and powerful mixture of melodic progressive rock and pop convinced music fans and critics around the world. First class songs performed by five very talented young musicians.
Imaginary Friends is the second album from A.C.T, and is another solid effort from the group. As with Today's Report, the album has several tracks followed by a suite. However, in this case there is a hidden song, "Catherine", after the suite. In addition, the Japanese release of this CD also includes a bonus track, which was a demo from 1996 called "New Age Polka".
Once in a while you hear a band you previously knew nothing about, like A.C.T. a Swedish band. They are a five piece consisting of Jerry Sahlin (vocals/keys), Ola Andersson (guitars/vocals), Herman Saming (vocals), Peter Asp (bass) and Thomas Lejon (drums). They remind in places of ELO, Queen, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Valensia and Jellyfish - not a bad combination at all!
Silence is the fourth studio album of the band A.C.T, whom consists of five eager and ambitious young musicians from Sweden. With their 1999 debut album, Today's Report, A.C.T. have won the hearts of rock fans the world over. Their fresh and energy-laden mixture of melodic prog, rock and pop comes across entirely convincing and recently won them an opening slot with the legendary Saga on their recent European tour.
A.C.T has recharged the batteries and now give us an album of splendour where the fans are in for a treat with progrock extravaganza, the classic A.C.T sound has returned and a tear almost fall from my eyes when I hear the fruitful "A truly gifted man". "Look at the freak" is the best song Sparks never wrote back in the 70´s, this band truly has a unique sound of artpop and progrock that is built on love for their heroes such as It Bites, Big Money, E.L.O, 10cc etc.
Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Trumpeter Steve Gut's on the frontline here alongside the legendary Clark Terry and the great Dusko Goykovich – and the younger musician really manages to hold his own, and work well with the two master trumpeters! The setting is a larger group – the RTB Big Band – and all three players get a chance to solo – and the mighty Alvin Queen is in the group on drums, providing a soulful kick that maybe makes the album sparkle a bit more than usual for the RTB – although they've always had a great legacy of work with bigger name players, especially American ones. Titles include "Mr CT", "Black Triangle", "Stemi", "Summer Afternoon", "On The Road", "Some Memories", and "Blues To Clark".