Treason, the fifth and final LP by Tudorian progsters Gryphon, came up for discussion on progressiveears today. Here was my polite submission into a thread in which most participants seemed to favor only one musical style.

Treason (1977) was unquestionably the greatest of five albums by Gryphon, for it featured the grand, thirteen-minute symphonic epic “Spring Song”, in addition to the quirky, angular funk rock of “Flash In The Pantry”, the demented music hall theatrics of “Falero Lady”, and the beautifully lavish balladry of the deceptively-titled “Major Disaster”. Furthermore, the convoluted arpeggios and sharp harmelodics of “Snakes And Ladders” make for the most succinctly enjoyable representation of their former Elizabethan folk style.


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