This was the standout track to me off of the very first progressive rock album I was exposed to by my friend Baron, way back in 1978.

I remember we were partying in a “good stereo room” in the dorms after winning a flag football game.  Music was being played, and Baron — whom I hadn’t met yet — went back to his room to get some better music to play.

“Who is this?” I hollered as the music cut its way through the speakers.  “I have to know!  This is great!”

All these years later, I still think this is one great album.  And a lifelong friendship was born that day.

Love the “chilly” keyboard opening here.  It really sets the mood for “Alaska.”


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