River To The Sea Review Quotes
Starting with our #1 all-time favorite line...
"I hate to be negative, but this kind of touchy-feely, pseudo-spiritual junk would send even the most committed pacifist in search of a deadly weapon." - Dave Heaton (Erasing Clouds - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; USA)
"The album is a definite winner and comes highly recommended... will surely go down as one of my "Albums of the Year"." - Nigel Camilleri (Dutch Progressive Rock Page)
"This is an extraordinary, awe-inspiring album - I was literally blown right out of my seat. The band has certainly created an unexpected work of art and their music deserves to be a household name." - Joshua Turner (Progressive World - Madison, Wisconsin; USA)
"This is really an exceptionally pleasing listen. The release of Simon Apple's "River to the Sea" is a major event, as this is a really major album by all means, and is worthy of a platinum status." - Vitaly Menshikov (Progressor, Uzbekistan)
"River To The Sea is easily one of the ten best albums I have heard this year. Simon Apple have Their own sound...this music exactly represents what the word progressive should mean. Highly recommended."
- Marc Roy (ProGGnossis - Quebec, Canada)
"Pop/rock gems musically reminiscent of Kevin Gilbert & Mike Rutherford - yet imbued with something more... Something... more enlightened. Something... more hopeful. Something... more positive. Something very REAL! ProgPositivity is proud to spread the good word about Simon Apple!!!"
- Mark Stephens (ProgPositivity Radio - Plano, Texas; USA)
"Intelligent, brilliant music that strikes the listener with its melodic songwriting and impressive vocals... beautiful melodies, top-quality production and performance - truly exquisite! An excellent album for what looks like a 'chart breaker'." - Fix Sadler (Babyblaue - Germany)
"Warm, sophisticated, smooth prog-pop that brings Kevin Gilbert, XTC and Steely Dan to mind. A wonderful, nicely produced album with well-crafted compositions. Definitely one of the best albums of 2004."
- Hansi Cross & Olav Andersson (Progress Records - Sweden)
"Simon Apple have produced a truly memorable and enjoyable musical excursion... musically this one is incredible. Definitely one of the best progressive rock albums to be released in 2004."
- Gary Hill (Music Street Journal - USA)
"Sharing a positive outlook through their writing and passion, Simon Apple have more than enough inertia to make their mark on the "Big Time." Simon Apple is a definite find!" - Jon Rice (Midwest Beat Magazine - Chicago, USA)
"An eclectic mix of musical styles are featured on this excellent effort... an excellent album."
- Alan Hewitt (The Waiting Room, "The definitive Genesis magazine" - Liverpool, England)
"Simon Apple is back...or did they ever really leave? Simon Apple has emerged poised to make some noise in the new millennium. With help from great musical talents such as Buck Dharma, Tony Levin & others, there's no doubt that Simon Apple will accomplish the quest for success!"
- Chuck Corbin (102.5 WRFY-FM, Clear Channel - Reading, Pennsylvania; USA)
"Simon Apple has a sound unlike any eastern PA band I've ever heard - a definite must-hear!"
- Andy Myers (Rock In PA - Pennsylvania, USA)
"Dan Merrill's voice is seductive... Well-rounded arrangements with Genesis-like elegance... Simon Apple are offering us a beautiful album with a great list of guests."
- Jean-Pierre Lhoir (Music In Belgium).
"Finally there are again bands that are not just into endless 'noodling' and bet on melody instead. A brilliant album whose strength is diversity... why shouldn't musical diversity be the stylistic main feature for a change?"
- Dirk Reuter (Babyblaue-Seiten - Germany)
"Each song is very solidly structured and has its own distinctive feel... there is a lot to discover in the music."
- Geert Oldenmenger (Rockezine - The Netherlands)
"Introspective, soul-stirring music... a must for the collector of unique, enjoyable music and thought provoking lyrics."
- Bernie Nelson (The Mindquest Review - Del Rio, Texas; USA)
"...a strong band, rich with great vocals, each level of sound is as appealing as the next."
- Nick Rose (Pulse Weekly - Pennsylvania, USA)