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RTFACT. Life Is Good


Fans of ELP, Gentle Giant and other early 70s prog will dig this grab bag of bright compositions featuring solo performances by Oz Noy, Nad Sylvan, Jeff Scott Soto and many others. Life Is Good – the debut album by Russian/American project RTfact – is an archaeological trove of musical nuggets, with soaring vocals, Hammond B3 wizardry, muscular guitar solos, and a supple rhythm section that grooves as hard as it rocks. Composer Yuri Volodarsky grew up in the USSR, a kind of parallel universe where limited access to Western music only increased his passion for it, while firing his musical imagination. And imagination is everywhere on Life Is Good, from the Spock's Beard-style vocal counterpoint of the title track, to the bizarre saga of an unlucky bank robber in Money in My Pocket, to an epic tribute to ELP in The King, the Master, and the Timekeeper. But while Life Is Good celebrates the joyful, whimsical vibe of early prog rock, the newcomers on the album bring a modern, fluid energy to the party.

Jeff Scott Soto - vocals Nad Sylvan - vocals Will Champlin - vocals Oz Noy - solo guitar Jeff Kollman - solo guitar Rafael Moreira - guitar Josh Smith - guitar Gary Meek - flute, sax Edward Tsiselsky - keyboards Dmitry Ilugdin - synthesizers Eugene Sharikov - bass Joel Taylor - drums

1. Life Is Good 06:03
2. Artifact 06:23
3. (I Got) Money in My Pocket 06:12
4. Hail to the Winner 03:35
5. Hail to the Winner. Part II. Tarantella 03:28
6. Gotika 05:02
7. The King, the Master, and the Timekeeper 04:30
8. Hollywood Walk of Fame 06:02
9. Life Is Good (remix) 01:15


RTFACT review from THE PROG MIND 8.5/10 (5 Stars) RTFACT – "LIFE IS GOOD"


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