Utopian Fields - Utopian Fields CD

Tom-Inge Andersen – bass
Tor Dahl – guitar
Lars Fredriksen – vocals
Atle Bystrøm Olsen – guitar
Tor Øyvind Folegg – keyboards
Geir Wetle Holtan
Kjersti Thunem – flute
Ronny Bystrøm Olsen – harmonica

Originally released in 1989 only in Norway as the first release of the vinyl-only Colours label, this marks this very obscure but quite good ‘one and done’ Norwegian band’s first ever reissue and its first ever issue on CD.

“Little-known UTOPIAN FIELDS hailed from the city of Skien, Norway and were formed in 1988. Under the promotion of Colours Label they recorded and released a self-titled album the next year.
With no less than 8 musicians being on the line-up, anyone would expect an album with a very rich sound. However,this is not the occasion here. UTOPIAN FIELDS play somekind of soft psych/progressive rock with slow-tempo compositions and a very dated sound. Hardly could anyone imagine that the album was recorded at the dawn of the 90's. There are obvious influences from early-70's PINK FLOYD with good guitar work and a deep atmosphere around. Sometimes I am reminded of CAMEL's debut listening to this album,a hybrid between psychedelic, Canterbury and classic rock.
The organ sounds create a very retro-atmosphere, while the vocals are absolutely great, the instrumental parts are dreamy and sensitive and some harmonica/flute parts fill the effort with a varied taste.
Generally, a good effort ,especially for fans of 70's prog rock,and a big surprise regarding the time of its release. A recommended one.”-RYM
  • LabelNorske Albumklassikere Prog
  • UPC7059135210702
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