Ars Longa Vita Brevis (studio album) by The Nice

Ars Longa Vita Brevis by The Nice
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 14,718th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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70/100 (from 33 votes)
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Ars Longa Vita Brevis is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by The Nice on

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From 03/29/2014 14:25
Nice introduce the classical music in Rock version thanks to the maestry of K. Emerson at keyboards... I like their execution of Sibeliu and Bach more than original... Keith will do better than with ELP and Mussorsky
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From 05/23/2013 07:04
The second album from the Nice has its moment but its also characterized by the same limitations as group's debut album. They were never really great songwriters, though some of their best songs are actually quite solid time-pieces. Vocally group also had difficulties with catching up with contemporary big names such as Traffic, Cream or Procol Harum.

I quite like the first three songs "Daddy Where did I Come From" ( somehow the melody line reminds me of Blur ), "Little Arabella" and "Happy Freuds" - all three psychedelia with a little touch of classical.

But who needs the Nice's version of the Karelia suite, which like the original side two of the album just feels longwinded.

The Brandenburger part of "Ars Longa Vita Brevis" is great, though. But the single version is in fact identical to it, so you don't have to sit through the whole 19.20 minutes.
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