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Time Tales

by Vail

Hard hitting Progressive Rock from 83', Americas answer to Euro Prog Rock. ( Also see "the Path" artist second release) The originator of Archeology rock. If you study Zecharia Sitchin, Eric Von Daniken,Enki,Egypt,the Anunnaki etc, heres some jams for you
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Album Notes
His first solo release that originally released as REALM
Hard hitting , psychodelic , prog rock,
Just re-released with all new graphics
Originator of Archaeology Prog Rock
If you read about, Zecharia Sitchin, ENKI, Eric Von Daniken, & Anunnaki here is some jams for your studies
Album released in 81’ and as a CD in 88’
Not for the light hearted, swirling boards with killer drums & big time MOOG bass
If you like Yes/ Wakeman, Genesis, ELP
Best genre similarity : Wakeman,Anderson & Palmer


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Chief Editor
Translation by Rob Hanemaayer

Through import channels we recently
Received the CD TIME TALES from the American
group VAIL, a re-release from The 1983 LP, which
gives us an opportunity to get acquainted with a
piece of very English sounding American progressive
rock. VAIL is named after keyboardist STEVE VAIL,
who also does all lyric & compositions. Other members
are drummer DAVID SEARS and vocalist DARRELL
STUDNA. Where he gets his inspiration is made clear
after hearing the first few tones; the music is based on
YES (read; RICK WAKEMAN) and ELP (read: ELP)
in the first half of the seventies. People who think
these groups were a bit bombastic, Just have to listen
to VAIL. Straight from the start the group rages like
a bolted TARKUS through every possible
TOPOGRAPHIC OCEN, leaving the listener behind
totally overwhelmed in a crossfire of keyboard sounds.
Well, is this fun, can be question of the reader of this
review? And yes, as a matter of fact this is big fun,
cobwebs, vermin, and every visitor, you can blow them
away with this CD and you’ve strapped down you
furniture , it can do no harm at all. Two tracks, each
over 20 minutes long , with technical high leveled
Anglo-Saxon prog rock with the impact and subtlety
of an American B52.
Willebrord Elsing (chief editor)


From out of the US heartland comes this amazing artifact of pure
Anglo inspired art rock. If you were a fan of Yes, Genesis, ELP
In their prime, then this is the closest any US band has come to
Capturing that same sound on a record in a long time.

A trio, keyboardist, vocalist, & percussionist build us a wall of
Sound that abounds with multi-layered keyboard flourishes and
Syncopated rhythms. Vocals that you swear were by Jon
Anderson appear at times amidst the cascading swirl of piano,
Synth themes and exotic percussives. A beautiful color cover
Highlights the album nicely. A collectors must have item.



Vail [USA]
Time Tales (83)
Same band as System and Realm. The first album was originally released as Realm Time Tales by System. Anyway, this does not sound much like the later album (The Path by Realm), but instead is one long sci-fi opus with countless layers of swirling psychedelic keyboards that never lets up. This is not to say that it\'s all great: it has its moments of excitement, but probably the one thing that limits the album\'s appeal is Darrel Studna\'s vocals, the vocal arrangements are really boring on a lot of the tracks.